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#1 Tour Company in Galveston • # 3 in the State of Texas — TripAdvisor
Thanks to all of our guests! You made it happen.

Historic Galveston Ghost Tours is your home for authentic historical information on all of Galveston’s best ghost stories. In the spirit of the genre made popular by Dash Beardsley in years past, our ghost tour guides take you on a grand expedition through the historic Silk Stocking District and beyond while you soak in the sights and sounds of the island.
Historic Galveston Ghost Tours specializes in custom events and personalized tours. We guarantee to delight even the most skeptical ghost hunter. Our guides offer a unique, rich history on all that Galveston island is and was and why this special place is considered the most haunted city in the United States.

Are you planning a group tour in Galveston?


We specialize in customized group tours for corporate training events, bachelorette parties, high school and grade school tours and daytime tours. We will be glad to help you plan your event and suggest restaurants, hotels and other accommodations. Call (832) 245-0492 for details.

TOUR Details

Ticket Prices  
$25 for Adults | $15 for Kids under 12 | 4 and under  FREE | ALL ACTIVE MILITARY FREE with I.D.

Arrive Early to Meet Your Ghost Medium!


Your tour guide with years of experiences, from historical consultant to television shows, to the haunted streets of Galveston will have the answers to all of your paranormal questions and is ready to  fill your mind with the dark history of Galveston ghosts.


Please arrive 15 minutes early.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
• Tours meet daily at 6, 8, 10pm & 11:59PM
Please meet your tour guide at the side entrance of the Rosenberg Library located at 2310 Sealy Avenue. Once there, look across Sealy and you will see a parking log. Tour guests may park here for free.
At the top of the parking lot, at the corner of 24th and Sealy, you will see a pavillion gaz
eebo. The gazeebo is where you will meet your tour guide.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the time scheduled for your tour.



Sealy Mansion

John Sealy wanted to the best for his family so, we decided to build them the largest and most lavish house on the Island. The children's play room was in the attic and had a Broadway stage. To this day the children continue to perform for anyone brave enough to witness the stage doors opening and closing by themselves. Magnolia Sealy, the head of the household is seen wandering the halls too shy to speak with visitors. 

The Normandy Inn

Only one person ever liked living at the Normandy Inn and that was the man who brought Satanism to the island. One week after construction, a young boy threw himself out of the window… AND LIVED. When asked why he did such a thing, he replied, “Something evil was going to kill me”. Now The Normandy Inn has become a pilgrimage site for those who practice voodoo, black magic, Satanism and witch craft.  Many sacrificial rituals have taken place here including… A HUMAN!  To this day, it is still used as a portal the hell.


Ashton Villa

The extremely wealthy eccentric Bettie Brown’s spirit is forever roaming the elegant halls of Ashton Villa. Many have seen Bettie wearing a turquoise dress and carrying a fan during lavish events held at the mansion. Even death can’t keep Betty from being the life of the party…and scare the guests half to death.


Verified Reviews from the Frightseeing Tours

The way he put his own spice into the mix of the tour keeping up with conversation and fun facts about Galveston and the history of the ghost tour.


The attention to details and dates was staggering. We learned so much in such a fun way. Will definitely recommend this tour.


The tour guide was obviously passionate and well studied, his opinions and views were funny and calculated. He made a point to make eye contact with everyone in the group and generally made a connection with everyone. Very enthusiastic and passionate!


Me and my friends tried this ghost tour for the first time and we absolutely loved it! I’ve never done
anything like this but we definitely want to try more. Our tour guide made it Interesting and was full
of life. Galveston's history is intriguing.

Actual Sightings From Our Guests

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost

Tickets for adults are $25.
Children are $15.
Active duty police, fire personnel and military are always free. No need to buy a ticket.

What are the tour times?

We offer tours at 6, 8 and 10:00pm. (Midnight on Friday and Saturday)

Where do we meet?

We gather on the corner of 24th and Sealy. If you need to google something, type 2310 Sealy, which is the side entrance of the Rosenberg Library. Across the street is a parking lot. Park there near the gazebo which is on top of the parking lot near the 24th street side.

Is this a walking tour?

Absolutely! It's the only way to get up close and personal with all the fun to be had. The Fog will begin to morph and suddenly you'll feel a cold breath on your neck.

How much walking is involved?

About a mile with frequent stops. We stroll along at a very comfortable pace. There is safety in numbers from what lurks in the shadows. And, we have never lost anyone... yet!

Are wheelchairs or golf carts permitted?

Yes, wheelchairs are permitted. Golf carts can be tricky, but doable. This is the best tour for someone in a wheelchair.

Can we bring Fido?

Dogs are a favored guest on all of our tours.


What makes a ghost?

The paranormal researchers tell us that ghosts are formed in four ways; sudden death, demonic possession, habitual (they just don't want to leave), or unfinished business. When the 10,000 souls died in the great hurricane of September 8th of 1900, the massive loss seems to have triggered many of the most well known incidences of paranormal activity. It is further speculated that ghosts like to live near water, who knew.

Is there parking?

Yes, there is plenty of free lighted parking on the street.

What if I don't believe in ghosts?

Whether you're a believer, a professional ghost hunter or down right skeptic you'll be amazed and glad you took this tour. Read our reviews and see just how many minds we've changed. The history alone is fascinating.

Is this the tour appropriate for children?

Yes. But we assure you, they will be afraid. We would not like for anyone to have to leave because their child does not want to ghost hunt any longer.

Do you offer military, police or fireman discounts?

Members of the MILITARY, POLICE & FIRE departments are all FREE! Thank you for all that you do. You don't need to book a ticket. Just call 832-245-0492

Are you required to wear a mask?

You are not required to wear a mask, but you can wear one if you want. We want everybody to have a great time but also be safe. The entire tour is conducted outside in the open air so you can socially distance as far as you would like. Our tour guides speak very loudly so you'll be able to hear them from well over six feet away. You won't be touching anything. NO doors, seats or handrails. We won't even touch your phone to verify reservations.

Is there a bathroom along the tour?

No. Best to be prepared before the tour starts.


What if it rains?

Wear a raincoat and bring an umbrella. We're like the post office, rain or shine, nothing keeps us from our appointed rounds. But if it's really pouring, you can reschedule, or we'll be happy to refund your money in full. No questions asked.

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