Monthly Specials

All monthly specials will be 2.5 to 3.0-hour walking tours.  These should be scheduled with a non-refundable deposit of roughly 50% paid to reserve the tour at least one week in advance; however, you can call up to the day of the tour to see if openings still exist.

With the exception of the Downtown Haunted Tours, all tours start at 10:00 AM.  Check below for the available days of the week.

Write to us for the starting locations of each tour outside of downtown.  The downtown walking tours in May, June, September, and October all begin at the Houston Visitors Center in downtown. Please click here to be connected to the address and parking information.

The nighttime downtown haunted tours in July and August start at The Brewery Tap at 717 Franklin Street, Houston, Texas 77002.

With the exception of the Downtown Haunted Tours in July and August, the prices include tax for individuals and groups who are together are the following:
1 person – $35.00.  This is a 46% discount.
2 people – $30.00 each.  This is a 31% discount.
3 or 4 people – $25.00 each.  This is a 23% discount.
5 to 9 people – $20.00 each.  This is a 26% discount.
10 to 19 people – $15.00 each.  This is a 31% discount.

The discount on these prices are from 23% to 46% off the regular prices.

The downtown haunted walking tours are $32.50 including tax or $27.50 including tax with a receipt from the bar where the tour begins.  This is a savings of 40% to 49% for one person.

The Monthly Specials Are:


January

10:00 AM on Tuesday through Saturday - Museum District Walking Tour in the Montrose area.  You get to go inside up to 7 museums and chapels.  These include:

  • The Dan Flavin Installation
  • The Cy Twombly Gallery
  • The Menil Collection
  • The Watercolor Art Society
  • The Houston Center for Photography
  • The Rothko Chapel
  • The Chapel of Saint Basil

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February

10:00 AM on Monday through Saturday – Rice Village and Rice University Walking Tour.  This will give you opportunities to go into various boutiques and restaurants in the Village, see the statue of William Marsh Rice that rests over his cremated ashes, various buildings on the Rice campus including the performance arts hall, the movie theater, and the student center.

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March

10:00 AM on Tuesday through Saturday – Art Galleries Walking Tour.  You go into numerous art galleries.  This tour varies as Houston has collections of art galleries in different neighborhoods.

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April

10:00 AM on Monday through Friday – University of Houston Walking Tour.  This tour goes to the:

  • Blaffer Gallery
  • Moores Opera House
  • Hofheinz Pavilion
  • The new football stadium
  • University Center (UC)
  • AD Bruce Religious Center
  • Agnes Arnold Hall
  • Free speech area
  • Various exhibits of public art

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May

10:00 AM on Monday through Friday – Tunnel Tour A.  The focus of this tour is to go into historic buildings of the 1920s and to go to an observation deck on the 60th floor.  This tour starts at the Visitors Center, located on the first floor of the City Hall building at 901 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas 77002.  The main entrance is at 510 Walker Street on the north side of the building.

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June

10:00 AM on Monday through Friday – Tunnel Tour B.  The focus on this tour is to see many retail stores and restaurants and to go to an observation deck on the 59th and 58th floors.  This tour starts at the Visitors Center, located on the first floor of the City Hall building at 901 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas 77002.  The main entrance is at 510 Walker Street on the north side of the building.

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July

8:00 PM on Sunday through Thursday – Downtown Haunted Tour - $32.50 including tax or $27.50 with the receipt of the purchase of a drink.  Save over $20.00 off the cost of a tour for one person.  This tour starts at The Brewery Tap at 717 Franklin Street, Houston, Texas 77002.  This tour goes to the following haunted  sites:

  • Starting with the Brewery Tap – built in 1912, it was a speakeasy during the era of Prohibition when a bootlegger was killed here.
  • See the remnants of a historic 1910s bridge and the old first floor, now basement of another building before Houston was raised 15 to 20 feet.
  • The Donellan Crypt – 4 people were buried in this historic vault between 1849 and 1861.
  • La Carafe – the oldest bar in downtown Houston in the oldest building in downtown Houston dating to 1860.
  • Baker Building – the second oldest building in downtown Houston dating to 1861.
  • Post Rice Lofts – built in 1913.  The last president of the Republic of Texas committed suicide at this location in 1858.
  • The Spaghetti Warehouse – built in approximately 1903, it is Houston’s most popular haunted site.
  • And more depending on how fast everyone walks.

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August

8:00 PM on Sunday through Thursday – Downtown Haunted Tour - $32.50 including tax or $27.50 with the receipt of the purchase of a drink.  Save over $20.00 off the cost of a tour for one person.  This tour starts at The Brewery Tap at 717 Franklin Street, Houston, Texas 77002.

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September

10:00 AM on Monday through Friday – Tunnel Tour C.  The focus of this tour is to go through many energy related business buildings, skybridges, and an observation deck on the 12th floor.  This tour starts at the Visitors Center, located on the first floor of the City Hall building at 901 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas 77002.  The main entrance is at 510 Walker Street on the north side of the building.

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October

10:00 AM on any day – Downtown Walking Tour D.  The focus of this tour is Buffalo Bayou, 6 performance halls, statues, parks, and historic sites and buildings.  This tour starts at the Visitors Center, located on the first floor of the City Hall building at 901 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas 77002.  The main entrance is at 510 Walker Street on the north side of the building.  This includes:

  • The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
  • The Wortham Theatre Center
  • Houston Ballet Center for Dance
  • Bayou Place with the Bayou Music Center, numerous restaurants, and a memorial to former US Congressman Albert Thomas
  • The Alley Theatre
  • Jones Hall
  • Hogg Palace
  • Buffalo Bayou Beast (our own pretend creation of a Loch Ness monster)
  • Tranquility Park
  • Sesquicentennial Park
  • Market Square Park
  • Statue of In Minds
  • Statue of George H. W. Bush
  • Statue of James Baker, III
  • Statue of Virtuoso

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November

10:00 AM on Monday through Saturday – Houston Heights Walking Tour.  This can vary from one year to the next.  Will we walk through Houston Heights, Independence Heights, Woodland Heights, Memorial Heights, Stone Heights, Sawyer Heights, Washington Heights, or a combination?  Tell us what you want.

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December

10:00 AM on any day – Hermann Park and Museums Walking Tour.  Some of the highlights are:

  • Stroll through the Japanese Gardens
  • Walk by the Houston Zoo
  • Watch the activities at McGovern Lake
  • See our smaller version of the Washington Monument
  • Visit Miller Outdoor Theatre (MOT)
  • See the statue of General Sam Houston
  • Enter the Houston Garden Center
  • Walk by the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science, and Children’s Museum
  • See the 3 Mecom Fountains
  • See the holiday decorations in the park

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