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Houston Ghost Tour

Are you looking for a spooky good time in Houston? Book a Houston ghost tour to lift the veil on a haunted history that’s wilder than a Texas rodeo.

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Join Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours for an unfiltered look at a city built on ambition and greed that left a city filled with sorrowful souls and unhinged apparitions.

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Why You Need to Take a Houston Ghost Tour

Our expert tour guides will guide you through a night of authentic terrors and historic haunts. We select only the most knowledgeable tour guides with first-hand experience to ensure your Houston ghost tour is accurate and horrific. Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours does away with cliché scares and overused gimmicks like costumes. Instead, we bring you the most historically precise information while we try to make sense of the unexplained. Our haunted Houston ghost tour is excellent if you want to know more about your hometown’s haunted past or are visiting for the first time. Either way, you are in for a world of unearthly possibilities you aren’t likely to forget.

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This tour was amazing!! Megan was a great tour guide!! She was super personable and fun to talk to!! Our hour tour turned into a two hour tour and it ...

05.15.24
Alexa Davis
 

Five Stars

Fun tour guide! He was very knowledgeable

05.12.24
Janice Tessen
 

Five Stars

It was so much fun! I saw a lot, learned some great history and got the chills!

05.09.24
Angie Hines
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Why is Houston So Haunted?

The mosquito-infested swamps that became Houston’s sprawling modern metropolis were unlikely candidates for civilization, making them all the more susceptible to a paranormal future. Two crazed real estate investors, brothers from New York, John Kirby Allen and Augustus Allen, landed in the Buffalo Bayou in 1836 and were determined to build a town in the barren swamps.

Texas had just won its independence from Mexico, and the doors were wide open for settlers to stake their claim. However, outlaws and villains came along with the hardworking and good-hearted folk from across the nation, and chaos ensued. The center of all the murderous violence was Market Square Park, where the infamous La Carafe lies today. The square was built in 1854, but the haunted bar was created in 1847 when Houston was still in formation.

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The Civil War came and went, and Houston enthusiastically housed and supplied Confederate troops. Many did not want their ammunition and weapons to be found as Northern troops flooded the South. Dumped into the Buffalo Bayou, they were left as a dangerous surprise to unsuspecting citizens. Two inquisitive Houstonians were blown to bits where the Franklin Street bridge is today. Their spirits, wandering the Bayou, haunt their crypt underneath the bridge.

Houston progressed through the late 19th century at an incredible rate and became a center for commerce and trade. Buildings like The Kiam rose into the sky, and life was good. But, as the phantom elevator operator knows, death and disaster were not far away. The historic buildings that line downtown are filled with otherworldly energy. Take a ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours to learn all there is to know about Houston and its haunted history!

Why should you tour with us?

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You want a real adventure in the South

Our Tours are nothing short of terror, excitement, and fun. In a hustling city like Houston, there is no better evening adventure to heighten your senses and have a good time with friends. Walking among the dimly lit pavement, you will encounter truths you thought were only possible in your wildest nightmares.

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You want to beat the heat

If Houston is one thing consistently – it’s hot. The daytime sun can be draining and keep you locked up inside if the weather is that extreme. By the evening, you’ll be itching to get out and have some fun. Our hour-long walking tour is the perfect activity to move around outside of peak sun hours. Plus, the stories you’ll hear on this tour are guaranteed to have you running back to your air-conditioned hotel, even after they send chills down your spine.

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It’s Date Night

What better date is there than one that scares your significant other right into your arms? This engaging tour makes the perfect date night for the couple that loves adventure, excitement, and a little bit of fear. It’s for the two wanting to switch it up from their typical Netflix and Chill. Instead, walk and be chilled by ghosts of Houston’s past and hauntings in the present!

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You’re intrigued by ghosts

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, you’ve ended up here. And whether your friend sent you this link or you searched it on your own, there’s a little spark inside you that is ready for a paranormal adventure. Come experience the supernatural stories and see for yourself why Texans who live in Houston know it’s brimming with being from the land of the dead.

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You’re a history buff

Our tours are deeply researched and chalked full of historical events that occurred here in Houston over the past hundreds of years. Though the world-famous Houston museums close down before sunset, the truth behind Houston’s dark past is only uncovered under the flickering light of the street lamps that pave our way through the city’s oldest and most historical buildings, that also happen to be creepier than a cemetery at midnight.

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You want to walk off all the Tex-Mex –

Houston’s culinary scene is impressive, there’s no denying. But after you ingest all the fajitas and nachos, you’ll be due for some movement! Our walking tour is the perfect evening activity to keep the fun going with your friends. But we must warn you – these true horror stories are not for the faint of heart, so maybe make sure your food is digested before needing to stomach the gruesome deaths you’ll hear about on this tour!

Most Haunted Places in Houston, TX

La Carafe

Houston’s oldest commercial building, La Carafe, now used as a bar, was built in 1847 and is haunted by several mischievous spirits.

The Spaghetti Factory

Considered the most haunted building in Houston, The Spaghetti Factory houses the spirit of a pharmacist who fell down an elevator shaft and his heartbroken wife.

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Down-and-out bankers who took their lives after the stock market crash of 1929 remain tormented in the afterlife in this 1911 building.

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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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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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