Austin Ghosts: Haunted Walking Tour of Austin
From Weird to Wicked
From Weird to Wicked
Austin is home to one of the largest colonies of bats urban America, over 1.5 million Mexican Free-tail bats live under the Congress Avenue bridge that goes over Lady Bird Lake. Every evening, just after dusk from March to November you can see the entire colony fly free to scour the city for insects, it is a terrifying and beautiful sight.
This city has a unique way of encouraging eccentric behavior with its infamous element of the weird, which has led to an abundance of places you just can’t find anywhere else. On our ghost tour, you will visit haunted locations such as The Cathedral of Junk, the Hope Outdoor Gallery, and the Museum of the Weird, among oddball restaurants and vintage shops.
People travel far and wide to get a taste of Austin’s unique spirit. What they don’t typically realize is just how haunted Austin is.
The history of the capital of Texas offers shocking stories of forbidden lovers, heartbreaking suicides, brutal murders, and freak accidents. Some of the ghosts you will encounter have playful and harmless presences, but others are quite wicked and have committed some horrific crimes in their lifetimes. Some are the result of people taking their own lives. Our tour tracks down the tragic dual suicides at the elegant Driskill Hotel, both brides, both in a single room, chose to end their lives on their honeymoons. It is remarkable because it happened on the very same date, twenty years apart. A coincidence or evidence of something darker at work?
The Dark Side of Bat City
At Austin Ghosts, we strive to provide you with accurate, yet chilling accounts of Austin’s haunted history. On our ghost tour, you’ll not only visit the most haunted places in town but hear about the history that lives on within them.
Keep your cameras ready because some pretty spooky images have been captured on some previous tours. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of the suicide brides roaming around the Driskill or witness the legendary Man with the Cigar thoughtfully pacing around at the Paramount Theatre.
This beautiful theatre resides on the same spot as Sam Houston’s war office. The legendary leader of the Texas Revolution and first congressman from Texas at the US Senate had his office here, and a freestanding wall has been preserved. It is by this wall that his pacing ghost is often glimpsed from outside. Rumor has it the fleabag theatre was restored in the 60s when the owner made a deal with the devil. The Devil turned out to be a not so silent shareholder!
Join us to hear the rest of these true stories that have been thoroughly fact-checked and researched. Tours start just after the eerie purple-tinged sunset has concluded its daily show. That’s when the true tales start, and you can hear the finest ghost stories West of the Mississippi.
Every night Austin Ghosts can take you to downtown Austin’s most haunted places. Tour times may vary, click on ‘book now’ for all available times.
As the citizens of Austin proudly proclaim to their visitors, “Keep Austin Weird!” take a tour tonight and you’ll get to experience firsthand just how weird and spooky this city can be. There are many “ghost stories” surrounding Austin, but what you’ll hear from your professional and enthusiastic guides is researched, up-to-date, and authentic.
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