San Antonio, Texas has a lot going for it, 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 earliest history of the city, a frontier town where the living was rough and the opportunities, golden. We’ll show you the Alamo, and tell you about the unprecedented scale of the slaughter and the 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.
What is on my ghost tour?
No tour of San Antonio would be complete without a trip 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 encroaching 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.
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 in the hallways late at night? Was it your imagination or did you see someone – or something – rounding the corner up ahead. All will be revealed on our tour through one of the most haunted hotels in the United States.
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 the highlights of this renowned and historic theater venue. The interiors are stunningly beautiful, leaving visitors with the false impression that the Majestic Theater is all lights, camera, and glamour. The truth is far darker and more troubling. Discover the frightening truth behind the glamour and how that disturbing history still haunts the theater to this very day.