Tour Details

Location, Tickets & Parking

River City Ghosts takes you through historic downtown San Antonio to 8 or 12 different locations around the Old Town area. All tours are designed to give you a glimpse of the darkness that lurks in San Antonio’s history, each haunted location ratcheting up the tour’s tension. Your experienced tour guide will meet you at the corner of Crockett St. and N. St. Mary’s St. by the staircase to the Riverwalk at least 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Arrive early! The Standard Tour route takes an hour to complete. You will see several key historic locations and properties around downtown San Antonio and the Old Town area. If you select the Extended Tour route, you will get an additional 30 minutes of blood-curdling stories to fuel your imaginations and your nightmares.

Learn about San Antonio’s history in a way that you cannot get from any history book or tour. The San Antonio Old Town Ghost Tour walking route will allow you to see a side of San Antonio that few locals – let alone tourists – get exposed to. You will get your fill of local history and culture while also taking in the ghostly atmosphere of one of the most haunted cities in the United States. This tour is perfect for first-time visitors to San Antonio as well as seasoned locals.

The San Antonio Old Town Ghost Tour is a family-friendly attraction and is suitable for all ages. Bring your entire family, friends, or significant other for a fun and spooky night out on the town. We guarantee a fascinating (and terrifying) exploration of the Alamo City! Tours tend to fill up quickly, so make sure to reserve your spot early through our website.


The San Antonio Old Town Ghost Tour meets at the corner of Crockett St. and N. St. Mary’s St. by the staircase to the Riverwalk. Tours are held rain or shine. Note that tours do not enter the buildings and are not permitted to meet inside buildings. You are more than welcome to return to any interesting public locations on your own after the tour has ended.


The Standard Tour route is 1 mile in length.
The Extended Tour route (optional) is ½ mile in length.


Depending on walking pace, the Standard Tour route should take approximately one hour to complete. Tour groups should allow an extra 30 minutes for completing the Extended Tour route.


Tour times may vary; click on ‘book now’ for all available times.

Please arrive at the designated meeting location fifteen minutes before the start of the tour to ensure that you have plenty of time to find parking in downtown San Antonio. Tours are held regardless of weather conditions (unless severe storms are forecasted).


Tickets for the San Antonio Old Town Ghost Tour must be purchased in advance. Click here to purchase tickets. You will not need to bring your ticket or mobile pass with you once you have reserved your spot online. Just be sure to bring your photo ID, your walking shoes, and a sense of adventure!

Adult tickets are $19; children under 12 are $12. The Extended Tour costs an additional $5 per person.

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You must attend the tour for the date and time that you purchased it. Ghost tours are held rain or shine. You may reschedule your tour with prior approval, subject to a rescheduling fee.


Free and paid parking is available at nearby lots. Please check your time and meeting location in advance so that you have plenty of time to arrive at the meeting location. We recommend arriving at least fifteen minutes early to ensure that you are not late.

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We also cover tour options for large groups. See the Group Tours page to learn more about group options and how to reserve a spot for your needs.

Meet Up Location


Please see your booking details for meeting location. There are neighboring parking garages and street parking that are available in the area.
Group size varies based on time of year and demand. We can keep everyone in your party in the same group. We've been doing this for years, and manage group size to ensure guests have a great experience. In the event you can't hear your tour guide, let them know, or move closer to them.
Pets are welcome as long as they do not disrupt ot distract from the tour
The arrival time will be listed on your confirmation email and in the available tour times when you click the book button
Please do not call us, the best way to reach us is by email using the contact form on this website
Book a tour and check the +1 box for each person in your group where it says “Extended Tour” at checkout to add an extended Ghost tour.
An extended tour takes you to a few additional locations when the regular tour ends. This adds about four new places and 30 minutes to your tour- highly recommended
Please contact us directly for pricing and availability. We do not do private tours under 30 persons. If you have a group under 30, please order directly from the website's book now option.
Tours are held rain or shine. We will contact you if the tour is cancelled.
Please only attend the tour for the day and time you are booked, as another day or time may not be available. If you need to reschedule, please contact us by email first. There is a $10 per order (not person) rebooking fee for each schedule change.
As it is unfair to other guests, we do not wait for late or no show parties. Please remember to arrive to the correct location on time! We do not grant refunds to guests who fail to arrive to the appointed place on time and miss their tour.
Please email us with the contact form
Ghost plush are small soft ghost souvenirs you can take home and keep as a friendly friend, or to give to someone as a gift!
Order a tour and check the +1 box for each item during the checkout process
No, but some of the locations you can visit during the day for free. We simply wouldn't have the time to focus on as many stories as we do if we were to enter each one, and we wish to focus on the stories, and leave the exporing up to you!
15 minutes before the start of your tour
No, this is a walking tour.
Yes, but there may be some grassy and cobblestone areas
Yes, you are welcome to take photos of the locations we visit!
No, videos are not allowed
No, there is no smoking allowed on the tour
We do not allow intoxicated guests or drinking on the tour- we will promptly ask those in violation to leave

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