Fall has arrived in Houston and with it the Halloween season. Now is the perfect time to get out and about and enjoy the cooler temperatures whether it is trick-or-treating with the family or ghost hunting at some of the best graveyard and haunted tours in Houston.
Houston Historical Tours
P.O. Box 262404
Houston, Texas 77207-2404
Price: $100 for one to two people/$35 per person for three or more
Houston Historical Tours offers not only some of the best haunted cemetery tours in the greater Houston area but a selection of historic tours and information at other historically important locations including the Space Center and San Jacinto Monument. The haunted tour beginning times vary according to the months, but expect them all to begin around dusk. With four haunted tours, you may select from historical themes that interest you, from African American to still-active graveyards, forests and homes. Each tour provides with three to 3.5 hours of historic haunting education and entertainment.
Haunted Houston Tours
Price: $20 to $45 per person based on the tour
There is no need to wait of the Halloween season to enjoy a Haunted Houston Tour. It is one of the few haunted tour companies in the area to offer year-round activities in the Tomball and Spring area. Each of the tours are walking tours in Old Town Spring, Spring Creek. A schedule of haunted locations and stops varies, as Haunted Houston Tours like to surprise you. These tours have no theatrics, but it does warn that some material may not be suitable for small children.
Ghost Tours of Galveston
Price: $20 per person average
The Ghost Man of Galveston offers ghosts tours in Galveston on the Strand, in historic homes and at graveyard sites. This widely acclaimed attraction has been featured in the Houston Chronicle, Texas Monthly and Disney Family.com. The Secret Society Cemetery Tour is among the many tours available and includes tales of personal experiences as well as historically rich details and facts. Reservations may be made online.
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Houston Ghost Tours
302 Main St.
Old Town Spring, TX
201 Elm St.
6001 Fannin St.
Open every day in October
Price: $20 adult/$15 children 13 and younger/free children younger than 5, military and veterans with military I.D.
Houston Ghost Tours offers haunted walking tours throughout the greater Houston area including Spring, Tomball and Humble. Each tour lasts roughly one to 1.5 hours. Each city has its own rich history and these tours explore the ghosts left behind as a result of that history. Book your tour online and pay in cash at the time of the tour. Should you wish to pay in advance, call to make your reservations.
Historic Self-Guided Graveyard Tours
Founders Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 W. Dallas
Congregation Beth Israel Cemetery, 1207 W. Dallas
College Memorial Park Cemetery, 3525 W. Dallas
Olivewood Cemetery Historic Tours 3000 Hicks St.
Self-guided tours are available at four of Houston’s most historically rich graveyard sites including: Founders Memorial Park, Congregation Beth Israel, College Park Memorial Cemetery and Olivewood Cemetery, best known for being a historically black, these sites also allegedly boast a strongly spiritual presence when it comes to the supernatural. Tours are free and open to the public, with a few rules at each graveyard to follow, such as no children younger than 16 without a parent or guardian and to be respectful, especially at those graveyards that are still active.
Mother of four college to Kindergarten, Lisa Carey is a National and Local writer for Examiner. She brings with her 20 years experience in education, working with families and her enthusiasm for the Houston area. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.