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Haunted Austin Walking History Tour

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Haunted Austin Walking History Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Hear the historical tales of murder and mayhem that helped make Austin weird on this haunted history tour of Texas's capital city. Join an acclaimed storyteller and a small group for a walking tour through Austin's supernatural nooks and creepy crannies, including a tour of the famous Driskill Hotel.
  • Ghost tour of Austin with acclaimed storyteller
  • Hear stories from the city's haunted history
  • Visit little known nooks and crannies of Texas's capital city
  • Join a small group for a tour that will keep you on your toes
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Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Kreisle Building , Kreisle Building, 412 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, USA

Tours depart from the historic (and haunted), Speakeasy tavern. You can wait inside near the front windows for your guide. Or, we will meet you out front next to our Ghost Walk Austin sign. *Arrive about 15 minutes prior to departure to grab a drink or a soda before our tour!

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Rates:
  • Additional Information:
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Learn more: https://www.touratx.com/ghost-walk/
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Walking Tours of Austin
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Haunted Austin Walking History Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Haunted Austin Walking History Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Haunted Austin Walking History Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Haunted Austin Walking History Tour.

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  • "I recommend taking this tour for history, entertainment and wonderful story telling." See review

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star-5
Great ghost stories
Marga_V
, Jun 2022
Great tour!!! Sam did an amazing job explaining the history of the ghost stories. We didn't see any ghosts, but it was worth it. Very entertaining
star-5
Emily our tour guide was great!
David_P
, Jun 2022
Emily was our tour guide and she was excellent. Very friendly and knowledgeable. She ensured the whole group could hear what she was saying and paused when there was excessive noise around.
star-5
Ghost tour
Nikki_G
, Jun 2022
William did great! He was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed all the stories he told and was very open to questions.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks so much for touring with Walking Tours of Austin! William does do a great job:) A ghost tour is a unique way to learn about Austin’s history and to tour of her haunted buildings like the Speakeasy Tavern and the majestic Driskill Hotel. Thanks again for adding us to your trip:) Best, Touratx
star-5
History with some fun “ghost” stories thrown in.
Mon
, Jun 2022
Jarrod was great! He had a lot to contend with, with all the countless loud motorcycles and their blaring music, but he was patient and made sure everyone could hear him. Though the ghost stories were fun to hear, I’d say this was more of a history tour of Austin but that was fine by me. Love hearing about the history of old buildings like what Austin has.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
We’re glad you enjoyed the ghost stories of historic Austin! Yes, all of the ghost stories we tell have a great historical context. This builds authenticity and brings more goosebumps in the ghost stories :-) We really appreciate your review and hope you can come back and try one of our other tours in the future. Best, Jim
star-5
Fun with Grandkids.
Sherry_K
, Jun 2022
Daelen is a very good story teller. I would recommend that he slow down his walking pace a little bit just in case someone in the group has had multiple back surgeries. To his credit, he did mention that he tends to walk fast and to speak up if he was going too fast in the beginning. I should have said something but didn’t.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your review! Daelen is an excellent storyteller and we’re so glad you were able to keep up…even after your back surgeries :-) we hope you enjoyed walking through the Speakeasy Tavern, and of course, the iconic Driskill hotel. Hope you can come back and see us soon! Best regards, Jim Miles, owner, Touratx
star-5
Great ghost experience.
Cathie_B
, Jun 2022
Wow Jarod was amazing. Friendly knowledgeable and went above and beyond to make sure we all enjoyed the tour. I highly recommend this tour if you like ghosts and ghost stories.
star-5
Great experience
Susan_P
, Jun 2022
We had a great time ! Our guide told the most amazing stories .. we loved every minute. The walk was just right in this heat .. not too far yet just enough thank you for a fun night !!
star-5
Entertaining and Interesting
Brian_Y
, Jun 2022
William was great! Our tour guide was knowledgeable and attentive to the group. William is a natural storyteller. He answered questions and engaged to group by passing around photos to immerse us in the history of Austin. The ghost stories were the added flare, but this was also a historical tour that offered an introduction to Austin’s early days from 1850s-present day. The downfalls to the tour were of no fault of the tour guide. The Speakeasy bar had a private event so we weren’t allowed inside for part of the tour. Austin streets (especially on a Saturday night) were loud and the tour guide would have to pause for passing motorcycles. Occasionally patrons heading to and from bars would stop - one believing it was a religious sermon - and making comments. However, despite some of the challenges a tour like this may face, William was kind and respectful, he continued through his tour and made sure the whole group was both with us and could hear him. I think the only thing I’d like to see improved would be a working relationship with more of the establishments. It would’ve been nice to go inside the Paramount or on to the 5th floor of the Driskill. Though that may be a big ask.
star-5
1st visit to Austin
Patrick_M
, Jun 2022
William was a very good story teller. He gave the important GHOST information more volume and made sure to engage with everyone when showing pictures of ghostly figures. I have always been skeptical of the existence of ghosts. But, the old pictures he showed us are pretty convincing.
star-5
William was a wonderful...
Stephanie_Q
, Jun 2022
William was a wonderful tour guide and very knowledgeable about the hauntings and history of austin.
star-5
A fun time was had by all!
Christine_P
, Jun 2022
The tour guide was awesome! He had great stories! The funniest part was when a couple on the tour found out the hotel they were staying at was haunted too!
star-5
Recommend this tour.
Yvette_S
, Jun 2022
Daylin was our guide. He was a great storyteller. I’ve taken several ghost tours in different states. This was one of the best.
star-5
Great night on the town
Matthew_W
, Jun 2022
Get stories and a fun way to learn a little history about the town. My Girlfriend and I love doing these.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks Matthew!! We love our ghost to her because it’s great for all ages, even date nights! I hope you enjoyed touring the Speakeasy Tavern and of course the iconic Driskill Hotel :-) All our best, JM owner, Touratx
star-5
Awesome Tour!
Andrea_R
, Jun 2022
Samantha was AWESOME. She was very engaging, nice and fun. We also arrived late because I got confused between Congress and S. Congress and they were so kind to let us on the next tour. It was so nice because we were running and desperately trying to use a bunch of scooters that were broken or out of battery. I also hadn't ever ridden one, so to go through all of that and then be met with such kindness and flexibility was awesome!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
We love this review! Kindness and flexibility are what we strive for:) also, I’m glad you found Sam :-) what a great Tour Guide!! There’s nothing like walking the streets of Austin at night and hearing the haunted tales of the Speakeasy Tavern and of course the iconic Driskill hotel :-) please come back and see us again in the future we’d love to be a part of your next trip :-) All our best, Jim Miles, Touratx
star-5
Sam is fantastic!
Kathryn_r
, Jun 2022
Sam was so animated and did a superb job bringing the city’s history to life. The pacing was great, the group was kept small so we could all hear our guide, and the places we went to all had really interesting stories.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
So exciting! Glad you enjoyed your experience and hope you can come back and see it again in the future. If you’d like to ghost walk you might love Murder Walk austin. The Murder Walk Chronicles the year 1885 and traces the steps of America’s first serial killer! It’s a true crime MUST:)! All our best, Jim Miles, owner, Walking Tours of Austin
star-5
Something for everyone!
Wendy_C
, Jun 2022
Emily is a wonderful storyteller! A little something for everyone from the haunted to the true crime, even the skeptical were in suspense listening to the historical stories.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
We are so pleased you loved your tour!! We agree Emily is awesome!! Hope you can come back and see us soon:) Best regards, Jim Miles
star-5
Fun not spooky.
Susan_C
, May 2022
Fun tour!! Our guide, Jerrod, had as much fun as we did. It made the stories so much more believable.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Having fun on your ghost tour is what it’s all about! We’re so happy you e tied your experience:) Jarrod is an amazing Tour Guide and great story teller. I’m glad you got to hear the spooky stories of the Speakeasy tavern and the Driskill! Nothing like goosebumps in downtown Austin at night :-) Best regards, Touratx
star-5
Gaylin I believe was our...
Keri_B
, May 2022
Gaylin I believe was our guide? Tall skinny young man/ did a good job I don’t have any thing else to say about it but I guess I have to put a certain amount of words
icon Response from Host , May 2022
We’re so glad you love you Tour! Daelen is the name :-) and yes he does a great ghost story on the streets of Austin:) Best, Jim Miles, owner Touratx
star-5
Tour experience!
Tara_M
, May 2022
The tour was extremely interesting. I loved going into the Driskill hotel. Our guide definitely was a great story teller. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Austin.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you Tara! It was enjoy having you on the Morning Walk Austin tour. Austin is a great city to explore on foot! Especially when it’s a bit cooler and before the crowds get too big :-) come back and see you soon! Best, Jim Miles, owner Tour ATX
star-5
The guide was great. We...
Kristi_K
, May 2022
The guide was great. We came as part of my daughter’s birthday celebration. She had a great time. Thanks
icon Response from Host , May 2022
We’re so glad you let us be a part of this birthday celebration! Glad you enjoyed the tour :-) hope you can come back and try another one of our tour soon :-) best, JM

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