San Antonio, Texas, is a fascinating town, including a brutal past it has now mostly escaped.  Our guided walking tour will excavate the past and unearth a selection of these gruesome tales; at the same time, we will tell you about the many phases of the town’s history.

In just over an hour, or 90 minutes for the extended tour, we will show you the ghostly remains of early history of the city, a frontier town where the living was rough, and the opportunities golden. You’ll see the Alamo and hear about the unprecedented scale of the slaughter and the many ghosts who remain to this day.

We’ll tell you about the modern-day ghosts who haunt the theatres and hotels that make San Antonio such a magnet for the twenty-first century. We also researched some additional stories of historical hauntings that did not make it into the walking tour; we collected the best ones and added them to our blog, enjoy! We hope to see you soon on a River City Ghost tour.



The Alamo from the exterior on a sunny day.

The Alamo

No tour of San Antonio would be complete without a trip to the site of one of the most famous battles in Texas history – the Alamo. Constructed as a Spanish mission and later repurposed as a military outpost, the Alamo became the stuff of legend in 1836, when a band of defenders stood their ground and made their final stand here against General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna and his advancing Mexican army. By now, you know the stories of bravery and sacrifice, but what you don’t know is the gruesome and chilling details of the aftermath of the bloody Battle of the Alamo and what makes this site one of the most haunted spots in the entire United States.

Menger Hotel, from the exterior

The Menger Hotel

Opulence meets comfort at one of San Antonio’s oldest and most famous hotels. Guests can stay in luxurious suites and enjoy the finest amenities at this prime location in the heart of downtown San Antonio. But there’s something that the front desk clerk won’t tell you upon checking in. The Menger Hotel has a long and gruesome history associated with it. Find out what dark secrets are buried within the walls of this palatial hotel. What are those banging sounds people report in the hallways late at night? All will be revealed on our stop outside one of the most haunted hotels in the United States.

Majestic Theatre exterior photo showing the ornate awaning and the several floors of windows above

The Majestic Theater

For a fun night of theater and entertainment, you cannot beat the Majestic Theater. Live music, Broadway shows, and comedy tours are just a few of this renowned and historic theater venue’s attractions. The interiors are stunning, leaving visitors with the false impression that the Majestic Theater is all glamour and glitz. The truth is far darker and more troubling. Discover the frightening history behind the glamour and how it still haunts the theater to this very day.