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Haunted History: Ghosts and Murders of San Antonio Walking Tour

Ghosts and Murders of San Antonio Walking Tour

By Walking Tours of San AntonioPublished about a month ago 3 min read

Of late, the ghosts & murders walking tour has caught the fascination of millennials like never before & that is why places like San Antonio, TX which have a rich history of paranormal activities & unsolved murder mysteries attract people from across the globe who like to take a walking tour of the haunted places.

The walking tour through the haunted locations of San Antonio is going to give you the chills and though the city has many such locations & here in this article, we will discuss the top haunted locations that are perfect for your walking tour.

The Alamo

The Spanish Governor’s Palace

The Menger Hotel

The Ghost Tracks

The Alamo

One of the most iconic yet haunted buildings in San Antonio is the Alamo which has a rich history attached to it that is single-handedly responsible for making this place one of the most haunted ones you will come across in Texas. The Alamo was the scene of fierce battles during the Texas Revolution of 1836.

The violent battles that broke out in this fortress have lent it a reputation of being a ghostly place where the spirits of the fallen soldiers still roam the palace and its grounds after the sun sets for the day. The place is very popular with both locals and visitors with the people claiming to have sighted eerie appearances during the night hours.

In fact, some visitors have reported hearing voices and sudden temperature changes making certain spots extremely cold which indicates that the place is witnessing paranormal activities to date. Your tour to San Antonio must definitely include this historic place.

The Spanish Governor’s Palace

The Spanish Governor’s Palace owes its origin to 18th century Texas and is the only remaining building of that period which is considered an architectural marvel. However, don’t be floored by its splendor because the ghost stories attached to this place can give you a run for your money.

There are fascinating stories of gruesome murders and betrayals attached to this iconic building with visitors often reporting other-worldly sightings that roam around the hallowed halls seeking revenge & justice from their perpetrators which will definitely give you goosebumps when you visit the place.

In addition to that, the decoration of the place lends it a very mysterious touch and the occasional sound of approaching intangible footsteps makes this one of the most sought-after haunted places for paranormal investigators and visitors alike.

The Menger Hotel

Well, your visit to San Antonio in Texas is going to remain incomplete if you don’t take a stroll at the famous Menger Hotel. This luxurious hotel was established in the city in 1859 and is one of the most popular places for visitors to stay both for its luxurious amenities and of course because of its chequered history.

The Grand Hotel is located just a few meters away from the Alamo and has hosted many people over the years. The hotel has reported many paranormal incidents reportedly caused by the spirit of the Late Sallie Maverick who was a young socialite who met a tragic end while residing at the hotel.

Most localities believe that her spirit still haunts the hotel and visitors have often reported strange happenings while staying at the hotel. Most people claim that the lights flicker suddenly and there is an unexpected drop in the temperature accompanied by a sweet smell of lavender perfume.

Now, these unexplained happenings are reported from all corners of the hotel and the activity picks up pace, especially in room number 511. Besides that, if children are accompanying you on the tour & you are staying at the hotel then your wards will experience someone tugging at their clothes & this is attributed to the spirit of a young boy who died tragically in a fire.

The Ghost Tracks

A visit to San Antonio to explore its haunted places cannot leave out the Ghost Tracks from its list of top places to visit. The haunted ghost tracks are located on the south side of the city and the railroad is the sight of all the unusual happenings localities and visitors often experience.

The place has a very tragic history attached to it where numerous school children lost their lives in a catastrophic accident a few decades ago. Now, it is believed that the spirits of children who died on these tracks that day still haunt the place.


The above-discussed factors are some of the most sought-after haunted places visited by tourists who are interested in undertaking walking tours in San Antonio, TX. You can get in touch with some tour operators to help you undertake a guided tour of these places with the help of a tour guide.

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Walking Tours of San Antonio

Walking Tours of San Antonio offers spine-chilling excursions into the spectral realm, delving into eerie tales and haunted histories of Texas. Led by expert storytellers, our tours navigate haunted sites and dark legends.

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