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Austin Ghost Tour

Whether you’re just visiting Texas or are looking into the haunted past of your hometown, an Austin ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours will leave you with a hauntingly fun experience you’ll never forget!

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Why You Need to Take Our Austin Ghost Tour

 

Our tour guides are handpicked and educated. You’ll hear firsthand accounts from people that have experienced the unexplained. You may even hear another guest’s eerie encounters of the unexplained or even encounters of the tour guide. Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours offers an educated and authentic experience to help you make sense of the unexplainable. Whether you’re just visiting Texas or are looking into the haunted past of your hometown, our ghost tour of Austin will leave you with a hauntingly fun experience you’ll never forget!



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Five Stars

We were Allie's 1st tour. Had she not told us, we would have never known. She was very informative and provided great stories that helped us get exci...

05.19.24
Kristen Reynolds
 

Five Stars

We enjoyed the ghost tour and our story teller Vincent did great. Was a weeknight in offseason so we had him all to ourselves like a private tour!

04.19.24
John K
 

Five Stars

My 10 yr old nephew loved it, one of his favorite parts of the Austin trip.

04.10.24
Kirk Israel
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Our Tours

Tickets Start At $16

Austin Ghosts

Join Austin Ghosts on a wild adventure full of terrifying history with authentic accounts of a tragic past that birthed the frightening, the abnormal, and the unnatural.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: The side of the entrance, Omni Hotel, 205 E 8th Street

Tour TimeTour Times: Daily at 8PM

Tour LengthTour Length: Tours are 1 hour across a 1-mile walking distance. Ask about the bonus extended tour!

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $35

Austin Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

On our Austin Haunted Pub Crawl tour, we’ll jump right into the spooky side of Austin, covering paranormal activity and weird attractions, all accompanied by a drink or two at some of o ur favorite Austin watering holes.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: The Driskill Bar at 604 Brazos St.

Tour TimeTour Times: 6PM

Tour LengthTour Length: Approximately 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Why is Austin So Haunted?

Known for having the largest bat colony in the world, Austin’s journey began with the Native Americans, who made their lives on the land until the European settlers came in, staking claim to it. From that moment on, Austin became a battleground of the old wild west with war after war for independence and ownership of the land.

 

In the 1830s, pioneers started settling in central Austin along the Colorado River. By 1836 Texas fought and won independence from Mexico and Waterloo, as Austin was named at the time, replaced Houston as the state’s capital. Not long after this, the city was renamed Austin after the “Father of Texas” founder Stephen Austin. After the American Civil War, Austin underwent an economic and population growth spurt. The Railway was put in, making Austin a significant trading post with the ability to transport cotton and cattle. 

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In the early 20th century, social segregation reared its ugly head between the Anglo-Saxon, African American, and Mexican people. 

As time passed, Austin became one of the safest and happiest cities in the country. However, with all good comes the bad, and the bloodshed and turbulence from the early days of the struggling settlers left marks on Austin’s history that are now reminders of the savage way of life lived back in those wild west days. 

Book your ghost tour spot for this “weird city” of Austin with US Ghost Adventures at www.usghostadventures.com today! You’ll learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Austin’s haunted history and locations!

Why should you tour with us?

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You want to know what makes Austin weird

Austin is and always will be synonymous with weird, and the locals wouldn’t have it any other way. For Austinites, it’s more than just a catchy phrase. It’s a lifestyle. But how did that lifestyle come to fruition? What happened over the years that gave Austin its reputation? Those incredible stories and more are what you’ll hear during this entertaining and mesmerizing tour.

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You want to find some of Austin’s hidden gems

In Austin, there’s plenty to do and see. But if you’re visiting for a limited amount of time, booking a spot with Austin Ghost Tour is a great way to discover a few places that you may not have heard of. From the Museum of The Weird to Handlebar, there’s no shortage of unique places to see and people (living and beyond!) to meet. 

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You love Texas history, especially the tragic and haunted parts

Hear true accounts that feature everything from the city’s first long-distance call to the very first cremation. There are things you’ll discover that you won’t find in the history books, and our expert guides take you right to their respective locations. For a history lesson, you’ll actually enjoy booking your spot with our Austin Ghost Tour.

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You want to know where to ghost hunt

Taking a tour with our professional guides is ideal for not only learning about the prime haunts in the city but also for learning who (or what) haunts where and what to look out for as well as listen for. Every ghost hunter was once a beginner, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start out with a cheat sheet. Grab your gear and we’ll see you at The Omni.

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You’re looking for something to entertain the entire family

It’s true, Austin very much has the events and attractions that make up an adult playground. And while we do tell some terrifying tales and take you to their associated locations, our tour has been designed with families in mind. Every story is told with the goal of giving you goosebumps but also keeping you entertained and engaged.

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You’re THE skeptic in public but secretly a believer in the afterlife

Austin is the place to let it all hang out, including your belief in spirits. We’ll just feed your guilty pleasure with tales that even the biggest non-believers can’t ignore. We’re simply here to give a guided tour of some of the most famous, and infamous, places in Austin that have helped shape the city’s personality and its afterlife.

THE MOST HAUNTED PLACES IN AUSTIN, TX

The Driskill

If you’re too afraid to stay in this iconic hotel but still want to check out its 150-year history and stunning architecture, we’ve got you covered.  Since its establishment in 1886, The Driskill has been a hotspot for touring musicians, oil barons, and other glamorous travelers. With grandiose decor that lives up to the saying that “everything’s bigger in Texas,” it’s easy to see the appeal.

Museum of the Weird

We weren’t lying when we said Austin was proud of its weirdness. Located in the heart of downtown and just a few blocks from the “Old Austin” district, this museum boasts an array of spectacles reminiscent of the city’s long history and fascinating contemporary culture alike. When examining its many curios and oddities, you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back in time to the era of Barnum and Bailey.

Paramount Theater

Since Austin’s early days, one of its most prized cultural treasures has been its thriving music scene. The city’s reputation as a musical hub is due primarily to the landmark Paramount Theater. Originally built in 1915 to provide a space for the Vaudeville craze, all of the most famous (and most cursed) musical acts have passed through the Paramount since. You can feel the history when you waltz through its Art Deco halls, too.

FAQs

Parking and Meeting Place

Please see your booking details for meeting location. There are neighboring parking garages and street parking that are available in the area.

Group Size

Group size varies based on time of year and demand. We can keep everyone in your party in the same group. We’ve been doing this for years, and manage group size to ensure guests have a great experience. In the event you can’t hear your tour guide, let them know, or move closer to them.

Dog/Pet Policy

Pets are welcome as long as they do not disrupt ot distract from the tour

Arrival Time

The arrival time will be listed on your confirmation email and in the available tour times when you click the book button

How To Contact Us

Please do not call us, the best way to reach us is by email using the contact form on this website

What Is An Extended Tour?

An extended tour takes you to a few additional locations when the regular tour ends. This adds about four new places and 30 minutes to your tour- highly recommended

How Do I Order An Extended Tour?

Book a tour and check the +1 box for each person in your group where it says “Extended Tour” at checkout to add an extended Ghost tour.

How Do I Order a Private Tour?

Please contact us directly for pricing and availability. We do not do private tours under 30 persons. If you have a group under 30, please order directly from the website’s book now option.

Weather/Cancellation Policy

Tours are held rain or shine. We will contact you if the tour is cancelled.

Can I Show Up To a Different Tour Day and Time?

Please only attend the tour for the day and time you are booked, as another day or time may not be available. If you need to reschedule, please contact us by email first. There is a $10 per order (not person) rebooking fee for each schedule change.

What If I'm Late?

As it is unfair to other guests, we do not wait for late or no show parties. Please remember to arrive to the correct location on time! We do not grant refunds to guests who fail to arrive to the appointed place on time and miss their tour.

Do Ghost Tours Go Inside Buildings?

No, but some of the locations you can visit during the day for free. We simply wouldn’t have the time to focus on as many stories as we do if we were to enter each one, and we wish to focus on the stories, and leave the exploring up to you!

When Should I Arrive?

15 minutes before the start of your tour

Do You Offer Food?

No.

Do We Ride in a Vehicle?

No, this is a walking tour.

Is Your Tour Wheelchair/Stroller Friendly?

Most of the tour is not stroller or wheelchair accessible.

Can I Take Photos?

Yes, you are welcome to take photos of the locations we visit!

Can I Take Video?

No, videos are not allowed

Can I Smoke On Tour?

No, there is no smoking allowed on the tour

Alcohol and Drinking Policy

We do not allow intoxicated guests or drinking on the tour- we will promptly ask those in violation to leave

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Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours

America’s most infamously haunted house delivers the most terrifying scares from all across the nation. We’ve compiled an extensive list of notoriously haunted locations and packaged them into spooky, entertaining tours available throughout the nation. Discover the true, unfiltered stories that created these hair-raising scares in only the unique and engaging way our expert guides can bring them to you. From the ghosts of unsolved murders and tragic accidents to disturbed spirits unable to find peace, there’s no limit to what we expose on our authentic ghost tours. Join us as we take you on an unforgettable, chilling journey through your city’s dark past and uncover the sinister secrets that put these places on the otherworldly map.

The Lizzie Borden House is home to the infamous murders that captivated the nation and made Lizzie Borden a macabre household name. Guests can explore the house via a variety of tours and, for those brave enough, stay in this notoriously haunted home. We aim to provide you with a memorable experience as well as deliver the best ghost tours, haunted pub crawls, and a variety of other experiences in over 100 cities.

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