River City Ghosts: San Antonio Apparitions

Are you ready to meet the spectral terrors waiting behind the otherworldly veil? Prepare to enter the world of the old Spanish Empire, kept alive by the ghosts of Texas’s bloody history, on a San Antonio ghost tour.

Join River City Ghosts to journey through San Antonio's dark past. Book your San Antonio walking ghost tour to experience the city’s most frightfully fun downtown adventure.

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River City Ghosts: San Antonio Apparitions

Learn the most tragic and terrifying tales the Alamo City has to offer. Experience the haunted side of the Alamo and the pain-ridden spirits trapped there when you take a walking ghost tour with River City Ghosts. Want to take a deeper dive into the city’s haunted history? Add the extended tour to get the most out of your San Antonio haunted walking tour.

Meeting Location: 126 W Commerce St. by the Blue Star Ice House right at the entrance Public Restrooms off of the Main Plaza.

Starting Time: Ghost tours are held nightly at 8 PM, rain or shine!

Pet Policy: Pets are not permitted on Ghost Tours

Alcohol Policy: No Drinking Permitted

Adults Only: No

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Five Stars

Fun and informative walking tour of historic downtown San Antonio. Our tour guide David was friendly, engaging and passionate about the stories he sha...

07.09.24
seth schrock
 

Five Stars

Rowdy did a great job! He was very attentive to everyone in the group. He always checked-in with the group on pace and made sure we were having a g...

07.07.24
Michael Shirley
 

Five Stars

The tour was awesome, David D. Is the best tour guide ever!

07.05.24
Gabriel Coulson
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Tour Preview: Where You’ll Go

The Menger Hotel

The oldest hotel in San Antonio, built before the city developed, was the site of many illness-related deaths. Due to its heinous past, thirty-two spirits now inhabit the luxurious Menger Hotel.

St. Anthony Hotel

Footsteps echo through the hallways of the St. Anthony Hotel, and a mysterious Lady In Red mingles with a tall man in a suit who rides the elevators. Do you dare spend the night at San Antonio’s most haunted hotel?

The Alamo

Corpses of fallen Mexican and American soldiers splattered the ground of the Alamo with their blood during the vicious battle that took in 1836. Many who visit at night say the souls of these brave soldiers still remain at this famous haunted Texas landmark to this day.

The Hauntings of San Antonio

Since 1731, when the mighty Spanish Empire sent settlers to beat the French to their land claims, the land surrounding San Antonio has been seeped in chaos. Vicious battles with Native Americans left the land soaked in the blood of death and disease that has yet to be washed away. But the worst was yet to come.

 

The old Spanish Presidio has stood longer than most buildings in San Antonio and has seen ruthless executions take place right next door. Outlaws and criminals were naturally attracted to San Antonio’s lawless borders, and many refused to leave even after their last breaths were exhaled. Many haunt places like The Holiday Inn, once served as the Bexar County Jail.

 

Even the most famous of places in San Antonio are haunted by the city’s gruesome past. Bloated bodies once filled the bank of the San Antonio River, where the San Antonio Riverwalk, a nationally known tourist attraction, now attracts dozens of unsuspecting visitors. And let’s not forget the Alamo. All of these landmarks are plagued with spectral activity bigger than anything else in Texas.

 

The Most Haunted Places in San Antonio, TX

 

The Spanish Governor’s Palace was once a mighty fort and home to many colonial politicians of early Texas. Cold spots and apparitions of colonial children accompany brutal stories of their deaths. San Fernando Cathedral is one of the oldest and most haunted buildings in all of Texas, and it is filled with reports of orbs and shadow figures.

 

La Villita, the city’s oldest neighborhood, is known for its high amount of unexplained activity and the infamous woman in white. But buildings don’t have to be three hundred years old to be haunted in San Antonio. The San Antonio State Hospital was built in 1892 and was the site of horrible mistreatment of the mentally ill. Now, their spirits try to warn others of their terrible fate.

Reasons to Take the San Antonio Ghost Tour

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You want to know more about one of the most haunted cities in the country.

Take in some of the most incredible true stories of a city that was built with literal blood, sweat, and tears. The developme ... nt of San Antonio came at a price. Our tour is filled with well-researched, evidence-based accounts of spirit sightings in every location we take you to.



There are some stories you just won’t find in a history book. Stories of dead soldiers being carried downstream of the San Antonio River, spreading disease and contaminating the primary water source of the area. What you know about the Riverwalk may not include the darkness that precedes the name. Buildings that are now historical markers and serve as places of entertainment were once home to traumatic events and personal despair.



While the city saw plenty of bloodshed during the battle at The Alamo, the Great Depression is equally as guilty for being a grim era for San Antonio. Suicide was rampant throughout the area, with incidents occurring at The Empire Theatre and the Tower Life Building. As you can see, The Alamo was just the beginning. There is so much to explore in downtown San Antonio, and you never know who you might just see.

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You’ve done all the normal “tourist” things

You’ve seen all the sites. You’ve bought all the souvenirs. Now what? How about a ghost tour with River City Ghosts? This ... ghost tour is unlike any tourist attraction you’ll experience. The 1-mile walk through downtown San Antonio will leave you with chills and stories to take home to your friends.



This affordable, educational, and incredibly entertaining ghost tour lasts about an hour and might introduce you to some places you may have missed during your day of exploring. Beyond that, it’ll be unlike anything you’ve experienced at any other attraction. Where else are you going to hear the dark yet undeniably true stories of the origins of this gorgeous vacation spot? Whether you’re visiting from out of town or a local looking to take in more of the city, River City Ghosts will leave you with an experience you’ll never forget.

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You don’t believe in ghosts

Some people are full believers, some people are skeptical, and some people don’t believe at all. Whatever category you fall ... in, we welcome you to River City Ghosts. We’re not here to persuade you, either way, we just want to provide all of our guests with a good time, some great memories, and some information on the founding of San Antonio that may not have been known before.



It’s also a chance to see some sites you may not have been inclined to visit outside of the tour. Even if you’re not a believer, the places you’ll see and the stories you’ll hear will at the very least get your gears turning. We promise this isn’t a ghost hunters show you’ll see on TV. This is real life.

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You’re looking for something to entertain the entire family

The stories you’ll hear are true but are told with your family in mind. After all, you’re here for fun! As you walk throu ... gh downtown San Antonio, you’ll hear about the development and significance of each building and historical marker as well as the apparitions that frequent them. It’s enough to give you chills, but not enough to keep you away from this beautiful city. We want to see you back for more!

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You want to know where to ghost hunt

New to ghost hunting? We won’t tell! If you’re ready to get into the ghost-hunting game, you picked the perfect spot to b ... egin with. The places we’ll take you have been the focus of professional ghost hunters around the nation and can be seen on various television shows, and YouTube channels, and have been the topics of numerous blogs and articles.



In addition to learning where to begin your ghost-hunting adventure, you’ll also know who (or what) to look for, giving you something to work within your endeavors. Call it a cheat sheet or a gift from us to you, but you’ll be left with plenty of information to start your own ghost-hunting career.

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You’re ready for an authentic fact-based ghost tour

There’s nothing more interesting than a story that almost sounds too incredible to be true, but that’s exactly what you ... ll hear. And the best part is, they’re all true! Our team does a deep dive into each location and conducts copious amounts of research to ensure the guides are able to bring the most factual, entertaining, and chilling stories to life.



We guarantee that you’ll be captivated and entertained, and maybe just a little scared. But don’t worry! All stories are told with our audience in mind, so feel free to bring the kids.

Our Tours

River City Ghosts: San Antonio Apparitions

During this shocking journey through the haunted history of River City, you’ll learn the shocking truth about its past and meet the ghosts of the Alamo on the haunted riverwalk.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: All tours meets at 126 W Commerce St. by the Blue Star Ice House right at the entrance Public Restrooms off of the Main Plaza.

Tour TimeTour Times: Daily at 8PM

Tour LengthTour Length: Approximately 1 hour

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

San Antonio Pub Crawl

River City Ghosts Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

Enjoy some liquid courage while hearing ghostly tales of San Antonio's most historic haunts and drinking hotspots.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Meet at Crockett Hotel 320 Bonham San Antonio, TX 78205

Tour TimeTour Times: Daily at 6PM

Tour LengthTour Length: Approximately 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

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