We offer four completely different driving haunted tours. They are each 3.0 to 3.5 hours. We also offer two exclusive walking haunted tours in downtown Houston. The longer one is between 2.1 and 3.0 hours. The shorter abbreviated tour is between 0.1 and 2.0 hours. Tours A – D are driving tours. Tours E and F are downtown walking tours. The time varies, in part, based on whether one chooses to skip going into any of the bars. We try to start our tours close to dusk, but not too late to go inside the haunted structures. The tour usually begins at:
- January — 6:00 PM
- February — 6:30 PM
- March — 7:00 PM
- April — 7:30 PM
- May, June, July, and August — 8:00 PM
- September — 7:30 PM
- October — 7:00 PM
- November and December — 6:00 PM
Our tours go to recognized haunted places. We generally bring some of the books that identify the sites to which we take you. No guarantee exists that you will see, hear, smell, feel, or taste a ghost. Furthermore, no guarantee exists that you will be scared. Ghosts do not exist to scare people. We are not going to commercial horror houses.
We offer the following tours:
Tour A – starts close to River Oaks and includes multiple sites of famous murders and a suicide, 2 abandoned cemeteries (1 black and 1 white), the former John Henry Kirby mansion, the Julia B. Ideson Library, the Bob Casey Federal Courthouse Building, the hanging oak tree, and 1 haunted bar. It normally has 4 stops. It begins at Central Market's east end parking lot close to Weslayan Street. This is a large, well-lit parking lot. Central Market (CM) is located at 3815 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77027. You might want to stop at CM for dinner before the tour.
Tour B –starts in Sawyer Heights and includes 1, formerly prestigious, but abandoned African American cemetery, 1 small and abandoned White cemetery in a residential neighborhood, 3 haunted bars, the former Jefferson Davis Hospital and abandoned crematorium, the Alley Theatre, Treebeards, a fake cemetery, and more. It has arguably the most diverse locations to visit. As this tour goes into 3 bars, it is inappropriate for minors. Some bartenders will not admit minors even when accompanied by their parents. It normally has 6 or 7 stops. It begins at Chili's at 2425 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77007. Drive on I-10. Exit #767B, Taylor Street. Go south. Chili's will be to the right. You might want to stop at Chili's for dinner before the tour.
Tour C –starts in southeast Houston. This is one of our two most eerie haunted tours. We visit 3 white family and 2 black cemeteries. It includes 2 lost cemeteries, 2 abandoned cemeteries, and 1 partially lost and partially still active cemetery on the east side of Houston. No one has been buried in any of these cemeteries since at least 1987. These include three white family cemeteries whose families abandoned them as the neighborhoods changed and one or two African American cemeteries. Each of these cemeteries is covered in heavy growth with headstones hidden amongst the weeds, trees, and brush. Wear goggles to protect your eyes and long sleeves and pants to protect yourself from sticker bushes. You may wish to wear gloves and boots. You may want to bring a walking stick or hedge clippers to help clear a path in front of you. Expect to push back branches and vines to get to the headstones. It begins on the southeast side of town at Dot's Coffee Shop at 7006 Interstate 45, Houston, Texas 77087. This is open 24 hours and always has vehicles in the parking lot as well as being easily accessible. If coming from the north on I-45, use Exit #41B/Woodridge Drive. Pass Woodridge Drive. The restaurant is on the right side. If coming from the south on I-45, use Exit #41A/Woodridge Drive. Make a U-turn. The restaurant is on the right side. If coming from the west on I-610, use Exit #33/Telephone Road/Woodridge Drive. Pass Telephone Road. Turn left on Woodridge Drive. Turn right on the feeder road of I-145. The restaurant is on the right side. If coming from the east on I-610, use Exit #31/Broadway Boulevard. Stay on the feeder road. Pass Broadway Boulevard and a YMCA. Veer to the right at the fork. The I-610 feeder road becomes the I-45 feeder road. Pass a school. Make a U-turn at Woodridge Drive. The restaurant is on the right side.
Tour D –starts in Sawyer Heights. This tour takes participants to lost, abandoned, and neglected cemeteries on the far west side of Houston and Harris County. We have 4 stops to cemeteries that have not been used since 1930, 1902, 1937, and 1944 and 1 stop by an active cemetery. The families are predominately Germans. The first stop is to the Koch-Schmidt Cemetery in Cullen Park. It has about 32 graves. The second stop is by Bear Creek Methodist Cemetery. This is the only cemetery on this night's tour that is still in use. It was established in 1904. The third visitation is to the Blue Light Cemetery/Hillendahl-Eggling Cemetery in Bear Creek Park. This is one of the most famous and remote cemeteries in Houston. It has been known for its blue glow. Today, only 2 flatstones remain, about 12 nameplate markers that identify the planted members, and about 6 bases without headstones can be seen. In the 1970s and 1980s, people reportedly held occult meetings here. It cannot be seen or found from any street, road, or sidewalk. All of the burials are between 1889 and 1902. We drive over the Langham Creek Bridge on Patterson Road. Several fatal accidents have been reported here. The old bridge was allegedly haunted. The current bridge was erected in 2012. The fourth cemetery is the old Gastmann-Ohlendorf Cemetery. It has 4 headstones for 5 German Americans dating from the 1870s to 1937. It is covered in vines and sticker bushes. Wear protective clothing. Lastly, we go to the Beeler Cemetery. This is a haunted cemetery that has been investigated by spiritualists. It has about 10 burials. This tour covers the greatest area with well over 50 miles as we drive towards Katy. It begins at Chili’s at 2425 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77007. Drive on I-10. Exit #767B, Taylor Street. Go south. Chili's will be to the right. You might want to stop at Chili's for dinner before the tour.
Tour E - starts at the Brewery Tap at 717 Franklin Street, Houston, Texas 77002. Free parking is available in the vicinity on Milam Street, Franklin Street, Commerce Street, and in the 700 block of Washington Avenue on Sunday and Monday through Saturday after 6:00 PM. Paid parking is available in the P Laz Parking lot at Milam Street and Franklin Street. This is a great tour for people who want something shorter than a driving tour, cheaper than a driving tour, want to drink, and or appreciate history. This tour is exclusively for those who are 21 years and older. It is inappropriate for minors. Do not bring minors. We will go inside 4 haunted bars/restaurants for approximately 15 to 20 minutes each including the Brewery Tap in the old Magnolia Brewery from 1910, La Carafe in the old Kennedy Bakery from 1860, Molly's Pub in a 1920 building, and the Spaghetti Warehouse in a building from circa 1900, for you to have one drink in each one. Bring cash for your drinks. The more spirits you drink, the more spirits you are likely to see. Pace yourself accordingly. Do not drink in excess and or if you are going to drive after the tour. We also stop briefly at other haunted buildings to tell stories, such as at the circa 1861 Baker-Travis Building and the circa 1912 – 1914 Post Rice Lofts which was the site of the capitol of the Republic of Texas from 1837 to 1839 and again in 1842. We go to the site of the White House of the Republic of Texas, the Houston Cotton Exchange building from 1884, the alleged Donnellan Crypt from 1849, as well as past many other historical buildings. We will walk in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wards.
Tour F - is similar to Tour E, only abbreviated. It starts at the Brewery Tap at 717 Franklin Street, Houston, Texas 77002. Free parking is available in the vicinity on Milam Street, Franklin Street, Commerce Street, and in the 700 block of Washington Avenue on Sunday and Monday through Saturday after 6:00 PM. Paid parking is available in the P Laz Parking lot at Milam Street and Franklin Street. This is a great tour for people who want something shorter than a driving tour, cheaper than a driving tour, want to drink, and or appreciate history. This tour is exclusively for those who are 21 years and older. It is inappropriate for minors. Do not bring minors. We will go inside 2 or 3 haunted bars/restaurants for approximately 15 to 20 minutes each including the Brewery Tap in the old Magnolia Brewery from 1910 and La Carafe in the old Kennedy Bakery from 1860. We also stop briefly at other haunted buildings to tell stories, such as at the circa 1861 Baker-Travis Building, the Houston Cotton Exchange building from 1884, and the alleged Donnellan Crypt from 1849. We will walk in the 1st and 4th Wards.
Unlike other companies, we do not spend more than 15 minutes for an introduction and we actually go into numerous buildings on a walking tour.
If tours start late due to the tardiness of the participants, some sites will have to be eliminated.
Wear and bring the following for the Ghost/Haunted Tours A, B, C, and D:
- Long pants - to prevent rubbing up against poison ivy.
- Socks - to prevent rubbing up against poison ivy.
- Closed toe, flat, comfortable shoes that you can get dirty - to walk on uneven ground in abandoned cemeteries and to minimize anything that could crawl over your feet (and really scare you).
- A flashlight with working batteries - for use in the abandoned dark cemeteries.
- Insect repellent - if rain has fallen within 48 hours before the tour, standing water can be present which will serve as breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
- Cameras- if you like to take photos and to be able to see orbs.
For Ghost/Haunted Tours C and D, also wear:
- Protective eye wear (goggles) on Tours C and D.
- A long sleeve shirt or blouse on Tours C and D.
- Gloves on Tours C and D.
Transportation for Tours A, B, C, and D:
|1 – 5 people||Toyota Sienna van.|
|6 – 14 people||Chevy van.|
|15 – 20 people||a combination of vans.|
|21 + people||mini-, mid-, and full-size buses.|
Remember that walking tours only move as fast as the slowest person, drinker, and/or person using the bathroom.- Large groups of 6 or more people are going to move slower than small groups as we have to wait for everyone and we may not cover as much territory.
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