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Why Our Tours Are The Best!

San Antonio sits southwest of Austin, one corner of the Texas Triangle. Known for its eclectic and vibrant culture, the city harbors a bloody history. You would not know it today, to walk the quaint San Antonio River Walk, or visit the DoSeum. There’s a hint of the dark past of San Antonio in the spectacular graffiti murals under I-35, and then there’s the Alamo of course.

San Antonio cools down in the evening, and once you’ve strolled the River Walk once we have a suggestion to fill in the time after dinner but before the riverfront bars start to jump.

 

What will you see?

Taking our walking tour will introduce you to new areas of San Antonio through a different lens, did you know the La Villita used to be a run-down district with a crime problem and a resident doctor who boiled the heads of Indians in his front yard to study their skulls?

The stories you will encounter on the 8 stops of our standard tour will take you just under an hour, and have been thoroughly researched to ensure historical accuracy.

We’ll take you to the site of one of the many watery murders of the River City, in a surprising location as well, at one of the most picturesque spots of the San Antonio River Walk!

If you have a taste for the macabre, the haunted and the spooky, indulge with our extended tour, adding 4 more stops, and a half-mile to your trip, depositing you right back at the River Walk, whether you need a drink and a sit-down, or a big dinner after our tour is really a question of your constitution, but you’ll have both at your fingertips.

Our historical hauntings have been drawn from reported eye-witness accounts, well-documented written and oral histories, as well as from the work of highly regarded paranormal researchers.

The ghost stories bring the past of this fascinating city to life, and the historical elements are straight out of the history books. The haunted rooms at the Menger Hotel for example. Back in the early nineteenth century, San Antonio lacked clean lodgings or many hospitals for a long time, instead, people would travel from far and wide and stay at the Menger Hotel and be called upon by a doctor.

All the drama and death you can imagine at a hospital took place in the tranquil walls of the Menger Hotel, leading to more than a few hauntings. Nowadays the Children’s Hospital and the Methodist Healthcare system offer much more sanitary surrounds!

We’ll tell you the stories of the hauntings of the Menger hotel, the Alamo, La Villita, and many more on our San Antonio Ghost tour. Here are some highlights:

  • A spooky, good time! Our tours are designed to provide maximum chills and thrills.
  • Fascinating history and stunning architecture! See some beautiful architecture and learn the unedited version of San Antonio history – the history they don’t teach in schools or on your average city tour.
  • Something different! Don’t get stuck just doing the same old tourist stuff. Venture off the beaten path and see a side of San Antonio you don’t typically get to see on your average city tour.
  • Group fun and excitement! When you take one of our ghost tours, you and a group of people embark on a collective experience of the supernatural, which adds to the thrill factor!
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Why is San Antonio So Haunted?

The long, troubled, and bloody history of San Antonio forms the energetic trauma that produces an environment ripe for hauntings. Shocking murders, gruesome wars, tragic deaths, and disturbing occurrences all contribute to the history of this city.

San Antonio’s distinctive combination of Mexican, Native American, and American cultures is unique to this city. Most of the ground to the East of downtown, where the legendary Battle of the Alamo occurred, is actually a graveyard where hundreds of bodies were littered like dry leaves.

Buildings that operate as hotels today were once full-scale hospitals where hundreds of people died of illness and disease. All-consuming fires, shocking murder sprees, and terrible suicides. All these traumatic events contribute to San Antonio’s rich tapestry of unpleasant history and horrible hauntings.

In order to understand why San Antonio is so haunted, a trip through history is necessary. However, this is not a trip through history that you want to take alone. Our tours give you the collective experience of learning about the spooky side of San Antonio’s history but in a fun and engaging format that is guaranteed to thrill you and your family and friends.

A few simple guidelines to keep you out of the watery depths of ghostly San Antonio:

  • Remain calm.

    If you are one of many guests of River City Ghost who does see a ghost, we advise you to remain calm, observe, and take a picture if you can!

  • Be polite.

    Ghosts have had it hard. That’s why they are ghosts. Try not to make it any harder, for your fellow tour takers or the spirits we may meet.

  • Do not provoke the spirits.

    San Antonio ghosts can be quick to temper, if you observe our first two rules you should be fine.

  • Stay together.

    We haven’t lost anyone from our tour groups yet, buddy up and avoid becoming a story on our tours!

  • Watch your step.

    With rivers everywhere, San Antonio has lost a fair few people to the ‘slip and trip’ category of accidental deaths, watch where you tread, and don’t become a statistic.