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San Antonio Ghost Tour

The haunts of San Antonio await you! Join us on a ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours as we awaken the spirits of Central Texas. We’ll head to the spookiest spots in San Antonio, searching for ghosts and digging into the hidden history of one of the most unique cities in America.

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Why You Need to Take Our San Antonio Ghost Tour

Our tours are lead by locals who know the ins and outs of San Antonio’s historical haunts. There’s no fluff on our ghost tours. Nobody is hiding behind a corner in a cheesy outfit waiting to scare you at every turn. We rely on the supernatural to keep you on your toes. Who knows? You might even see a real ghost with your own eyes! There’s no place in America like San Antonio, a city that’s flown six different flags in 200 years. Whether you’re a tourist or a local, book your San Antonio ghost tour today for an experience you won’t forget!

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Five Stars

Rowdy was fabulous loved all the details and ghostly information on the city.

05.14.24
Nayra Lopez
 

Five Stars

Rowdy was a great tour guide. It was fun and entertaining had a great time and will recommend it to everyone

05.11.24
anthony nappi
 

Five Stars

Rowdy was awesome, friendly and knew a lot of history. I really enjoyed walking around with him and learning about this beautiful town.

05.10.24
Stephanie Mayer
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Why is San Antonio So Haunted?

 

San Antonio is a one-of-a-kind town. With over two centuries of history, the city has seen wars, disease, and bloody massacres, leaving behind tons of restless spirits. Six different nations have flown their flag over San Antonio, creating a unique cultural melting pot that makes the city an exciting place to be.

San Antonio de Bexar was established by Spanish missionaries who wanted to convert the local Payaya Indians to Catholicism. The Alamo was originally built as a mission and chapel for worship, and the Spanish conscripted the help of the local Indigenous tribes in their efforts to convert them to Christianity. After the Mexican Revolution, San Antonio became the capital of Texas and its largest city.

Chaos tore through Mexico in the ensuing years, and Texas rebelled in an effort to secede and become an independent nation. San Antonio was a major flashpoint in the Texas Revolution, and the Texan Army and militia suffered a significant loss at the Battle of the Alamo.

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All of the Alamo defenders were massacred, leading to the phrase “Remember the Alamo,” becoming a rallying cry for Texan independence. America annexed Texas shortly afterward, leading to the bloody Mexican American War.

Although the Americans won, San Antonio was devastated, with its population reduced by two-thirds. San Antonio has since bounced back, but the ghosts of those who died at the Alamo live on! Our ghost tours pass through some of the most iconic scenes in Texas, from the Emily Morgan Hotel to the haunts in Southtown, and of course, the Alamo! The ghosts in River City are thriving, and heck, you might run into the Chupacabra or La Llorona while on a tour! So don’t keep these rebel spirits waiting! Book your San Antonio ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours today! Long live the Alamo!

Why should you tour with us?

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You're fascinated by the haunted history of the Alamo City

Take in some of the most incredible true stories of a city that was built with literal blood, sweat, and tears.
There are some stories you just won’t find in a history book. What you know about the Riverwalk may not include the darkness that precedes the name. Buildings that are now historical markers and serve as places of entertainment were once home to traumatic events and personal despair.

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You've already explored like a tourist

You’ve seen all the sites. You’ve bought all the souvenirs. Now what? How about a San Antonio ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours? This ghost tour is unlike any tourist attraction you’ll experience. The 1-mile walk through downtown San Antonio will leave you with chills and stories of this gorgeous vacation spot you won't hear anywhere else. Whether you’re visiting from out of town or a local looking to take in more of the city, our San Antonio ghost tour will leave you with an experience you’ll never forget.

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You're skeptical about ghosts

Some people are full believers, some people are skeptical, and some people don’t believe at all. Whatever category you fall in, we welcome you on our San Antonio ghost tour. We’re not here to persuade you, either way, we just want to provide all of our guests with a good time, some great memories, and some information on the founding of San Antonio that may not have been known before.

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You need an activity that will be fun for the whole family

The stories you’ll hear are true but are told with your family in mind. After all, you’re here for fun! As you walk through downtown San Antonio, you’ll hear about the development and significance of each building and historical marker as well as the apparitions that frequent them. It’s enough to give you chills, but not enough to keep you away from this beautiful city. We want to see you back for more!

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You want to find the best otherworldly hotspots

New to ghost hunting? The places we’ll take you have been the focus of professional ghost hunters around the nation and can be seen on various television shows, and YouTube channels, and have been the topics of numerous blogs and articles.
Call it a cheat sheet or a gift from us to you, but you’ll be left with plenty of information to start your own ghost-hunting career.

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You want to experience an authentic ghost tour

There’s nothing more interesting than a story that almost sounds too incredible to be true, but that’s exactly what you’ll hear. Our team does a deep dive into each location and conducts copious amounts of research to ensure the guides are able to bring the most factual, entertaining, and chilling stories to life. But don’t worry! All stories are told with our audience in mind, so feel free to bring the kids.

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 or 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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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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