đź”’Hankering for a fright? These Houston-area ghost tours are sure to leave you satisfyingly spooked

It’s the creep-creepiest season of the year!

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If you’re hankering for a fright this Halloween season, you’re in for a treat. The Houston area has its fare share of ghoulish ghost tours. Visit historical homes, a 19th-century boomtown, a haunted harbor and other reported sites of paranormal activity.

Here are some ghost tours in the Houston are sure to leave you satisfyingly spooked.

Houston Ghost Tour

When: Offered year round

Price: $20 per person

What: On this approximately 90 minute tour, tour-goers will trek through a haunted park and learn about the apparitions reported to haunt the Houston Zoo, the hospital, and museum district of Houston.

Old Town Spring Ghost Tour

When: Offered year round

Price: $20 per person

What: Take a tour of Old Town Spring, the 19th-century railroad town that is often dubbed the ghost capitol of Texas. According to Houston Ghost Tour, the town is the sixth most haunted Old West town in the country.

Galveston Historical Foundation’s Galveston Ghost Stories Tour

When: Through Oct. 30

Price: $45 per person

What: The 1838 Menard House, the oldest home on the island, serves as the venue for a tour and talk revolving around the island’s most haunted history. Complimentary beer and wine will be served on the porch before the tour.

Galveston Historical Foundation’s Haunted Harbor Tour

When: Through Oct. 30

Price: $25 per person

What: On this 90-minute tour aboard the Galveston Historical Foundation’s SEAGULL II, guests will hear the haunted history of Galveston’s harbor. These special cruises are BYOB and depart from the Galveston Historic Seaport at Pier 22.

Fort Bend Museum Ghost Tour

When: Through Oct. 29

Price: $15 per person

What: Tour the Long-Smith Cottage, 1883 Moore Home and Fort Bend Museum block in this after-hours event. Throughout the tour, guides recount the unexplained happenings reported in the area over the years.

Richmond’s Historic District Ghost Tour

When: Through Oct. 30

Price: $25 per person

What: Take a walking tour of Richmond’s historic district at twilight. Along the way, listen to ghostly tales that have survived the test of time on historic Morton Street and learn about other unexplained events along this one-hour tour. Pro tip: wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a flashlight.

Tomball Ghost Tour

When: Offered year round

Price: $20 per person

What: Search for evidence of the afterlife on a nighttime tour of Tomball.

Nightly Spirits Houston Haunted Pub Tour

When: Offered year round

Price: $25 per person

What: Make your way through downtown Houston on this two-and-a-half-hour tour of the area’s spookiest spots.


About the Author:

Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team as a community associate producer in 2019. During her time in H-Town, she's covered everything from fancy Houston homes to tropical storms. Previously, she worked at Austin Monthly Magazine and KAGS TV, where she earned a Regional Edward R. Murrow award for her work as a digital producer.