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Galveston Ghost Tour

Looking for a more thrilling adventure in Galveston? Join Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours to uncover the haunted history the city tries to hide behind its sparkling waters and sandy shores.

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Join us on a Galveston ghost tour to discover the terrors that lurk beyond this coastal gem’s sun-drenched beaches and stunning architecture.

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Why You Need to Take a Galveston Ghost Tour

Don’t let the sunshine and fancy buildings fool you. Beneath the city’s bubbly surface is a whole other side that goes way beyond the regular tourist traps, where restless spirits roam the streets, and every corner holds the potential for a bone-chilling encounter with the otherworldly. After lounging in the sun at Stewart Beach or exploring the lush beauty of Moody Gardens, let our knowledgeable guides at Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours lead you through the most haunted places in Galveston. You’ll discover the horrifying reality of those who tragically lost their lives to senseless wars, bloody murders, and natural disasters from time past. If you’re into the macabre and are not afraid to face your fear (and maybe a ghost or two), the city is a hotspot for unexplained activity and psychic events, ready to be unveiled.

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02.26.24
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Five Stars

SUPERB experience 10/10! Taylor was one of the BEST tour guides I’ve had in YEARS! Very high energy, informative and entertaining in every way! I re...

01.27.24
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Five Stars

Taylor was fun and informative. She kept us engaged and we had a great time. Lots of historical facts. A little comedy and a lot of well delivered fac...

01.08.24
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Why is Galveston So Haunted?

Nestled in the heart of the Gulf Coast, Galveston is a perfect blend of Southern Charm and Texas pride, with streets lined with colorful oleanders and a history as big as the Lone Star State itself. As the major port and gateway to the Southwest throughout the 19th century, this island has weathered centuries of devastating epidemics, tragedy, and loss. Its unique location made it a perfect battleground for pirates and a crucial port for supplying lines and exporting cotton to fund Confederate operations during the Civil War.
Standing as proof of Galveston’s dark past is The Strand, a historic district lined with stunning Victorian-era architecture, where the echoes of the innocent souls lost to the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history linger in the salty air. Every building you see here has a story to tell, so keep your eyes peeled and senses sharp, as you never know what spirits might be hiding in the shadows, waiting to whisper the horrors of the devastating hurricane to those brave enough to listen.

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Whether you’re a local looking for thrills or a curious visitor seeking wild, unforgettable adventure, our professional guides are ready to help you experience Galveston’s darkest mysteries and show you a side of the Gulf Coast City you never knew existed.
From the streets where Confederate and Union soldiers clashed in a desperate struggle for supremacy during the Civil War to the very spots where the deadliest hurricane in US history tore through this city, every stop on our tour is steeped in tales of terror and tragedy. Unveil the pain and anguish of more than 6,000 innocent souls swept by tsunami-like waves that almost destroyed the entire city on an unfiltered Galveston ghost tour.

Why should you tour with us?

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You’re Looking For Something To Do On Dry Land

Galveston is a popular Texas Gulf Coast getaway and chances are you’re visiting this charming town because of its beaches. With the long stretches of warm weather, this part of Texas is a dream come true for water sports enthusiasts and folks who simply want to get to the end of their bottomless Margarita. But even the biggest beach lovers need something besides soaking up the sun and mimicking a lobster’s tan. You already went to Stewart Beach and East Beach, and maybe even Moody Gardens, now you need more. Why not get to know this delightful town with a ghost tour? Galveston Ghosts will take you to some of the most popular haunts in the area, and introduce you to some incredible history that could surprise even the biggest Texas historian.

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You’ve Never Experienced an Authentic Ghost Tour

There’s a first time for everything! If you’re in town and have never experienced a true, fact-based ghost tour, Galveston Ghosts is the perfect adventure to start with! No kitschy guide, no tasteless show, nothing vulgar or tawdry — just an incredibly well-researched, well-planned, and incredibly detailed historical tour. With an abundance of lore and things that go bump in the night. You’re in for an incredible experience but we must warn you, once you’ve had a taste of ectoplasm there’s no going back.

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You Want To Know What Makes Galveston So Special

Most people come to Galveston ready for a little fun in the sun, taking in the beach and the beautiful scenery. What many may not know is Galveston played a significant role in some of the nation’s most historical events. There’s nothing the city hasn’t seen and more, and you’ll hear all about it with Galveston Ghosts. In fact, Galveston just might become your new vacation spot.

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The Ghost Stories on TV Aren’t Cutting It

Horror movies and TV shows just aren’t what they used to be. If you’ve had it with being disappointed by your streaming platforms, join Galveston Tours for some creepy tales. Nothing quite compares to hearing some scary stories in person and visiting the sites where they actually took place. Let Hollywood have their make-believe. Galveston Ghosts has the real thing!

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You’re Looking For Something to Do For The Whole Family

Galveston may draw beach-loving tourists from all over but that doesn’t mean everyone in the family loves the sand and water. There’s plenty to do for the whole family in Galveston, and one of them is a ghost tour with Galveston Ghosts. This tour will keep your kids off their iPads and entertained, enthralled by what they’ll hear. These stories are not for the faint of heart, but we do tell them in a way that’s engaging and family-friendly. There’s a little something for everyone with Galveston Ghosts!

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Galveston is weird

“I was born in Galveston, Texas in 1957 in the middle of a hurricane. I guess because of the drop in the barometric pressure it affected my brain and I was destined to become a stand-up comic, although at that age I wasn’t aware of my destiny.” – Bill Engvall



Did you know that you can, in a single spot in Galveston, travel through a rainforest, take photos with African and Asian fauna, peek inside an actual full of flying rodents bat caves, listen to a thundering waterfall, and even examine an ancient Mayan temple? All of that while scratching your head and asking, “why is there a huge glass pyramid in the middle of G-Town?”



The truth is that regardless of the ghosts, the bloody murders, and the sheer amount of natural disasters, Galveston is at its heart a magical and awfully strange place. The ghosts? The hauntings? The horror stories? They just add the necessary dash of Tabasco sauce to Galveston oddball goulash. It’s not a prerequisite to truly undertone the city, but it’s one that will give the melange that extra spicy punch.

Most Haunted Places in Galveston, TX

Hendley Market

Back then, this oddity shop wasn't always filled with quirky trinkets. It served as a watchtower during the Battle of Galveston, witnessing bloodshed that left a legacy of restless spirits. Visitors should stay alert for spooky shadows and strange noises when they visit.

Tremont House Hotel

Tremont House Hotel has seen its fair share of renovations, but each renovation seems to attract a new ghostly resident. Is it the playful ghost child or the heartbroken widow? You can find out on our tour!

Butterowe Building

Galveston's no stranger to nasty and devastating storms, and after one of the worst, this building served as a makeshift morgue until the victims’ families could identify their loved ones. Locals say the souls of those lost still linger around. Think you're brave enough to check it out?

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 to 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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Fake News in Fall River

The murders of Fall River's Andrew and Abby Borden were front-page news in the autumn of 1892. How could a young woman such as Lizzie have allegedly committed such heinous acts? The crime enveloped the town that year, drawing in speculation and myst ... Read More

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Methodists and Millgirls – Fall River’s First Unsolved Murder

The main stretch of Fall River. Source: Wikimedia Commons Fall River and Lizzie Borden go together hand-in-hand. Even if you’re not a Fall River native, just hearing the town’s name is enough to send chills down your spine. But the Lizzi ... Read More

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Haunted Oak Grove Cemetery

Oak Grove Cemetery

All cemeteries have some haunting, and there's no exception for the Oak Grove Cemetery in Fall River, Massachusetts.  This cemetery, however, has good reason to be haunted.  And haunted, it most certainly is. History of Oak Grove Cemete ... Read More

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Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft Mansion

Lizzie Borden's Maplecroft Mansion was home to the alleged axe murderer for nearly 35 years after being acquitted for murdering her parents. It's believed that her spirit hangs on in her beloved home, as well as the home she lived across town whe ... Read More

Posted 09.21.2021