Haunted Hotel Galvez in Galveston

Every year as the end of October draws near, most people’s minds start to turn to thoughts of candy, costumes, and haunted houses. No matter our age, Halloween and all its spooktacular glory never fails to bring a smile to our faces—the problem is that it ends too soon! Before we have really finished being scared, the cobwebs have been cleaned up and skeletons put back in the closets, with red and green decorations taking their places. But what if we told you there was a way to scare yourself at any time of year? Experience Galveston’s Ghost Tours.

Some History

You can read about the rich history of Galveston Island as much as you’d like, but its one thing reading about it and a whole other thing experiencing it firsthand! Offering a variety of authentic and oddly fascinating ghost tours, Dash Beardsley never fails to cause the hairs rise on the back of your neck.

Ghost Tours of Galveston Island offers the opportunity to hear the stories and possibly confront those who walk among us but can’t be seen. Open year round and conducted by Galveston’s top paranormal expert, you may never fall for the tame ghostly antics in Halloween haunted houses ever again after encountering the real thing!

It all began with the Original Ghost Tour on the Strand back in 1999. Walking through Galveston’s busiest streets, you’ll learn the history of our ocean-side town and some of its more haunted secrets. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. This longest running ghost tour on the Strand remains Galveston’s most popular but isn’t the only one.

Old City Cemetery headstones

More Tours

The Restless Spirits tour is for older crowds (rated PG-13) as it has a bit of a darker feel and dives even deeper into the spirit world. Get ready for some unsavory stories and subject matter!

In addition, Dash Beardsley offers a Secret Society Cemetery Tour through the Old City Cemetery. Feel the chills creep upon you as you walk among the headstones and mausoleums of the very people you hear about. Enjoy the beautiful grounds and the peaceful solitude of the graveyard as you uncover the hidden secrets of the dead!

Encounter the Paranormal… If You Dare

There’s no end to the fascinating stories you’ll hear on any of these tours. With prices starting at $20 per person, $15 for children, this spooky activity won’t break the vacation budget! Beardsley also conducts Ghost Hunts at different times of the year, and for $40 a person you can join in the fun yourself—if you dare! To book a tour, visit ghosttoursofgalvestonisland.com, contact hauntedislandtours@gmail.com, or call 409-356-9266.

No Ghosts Here!

There’s no safer feeling than when you see the lights you left on in your beach rental after a long night of exploring the scarier side of Galveston! Reserve your Galveston beach house with us; we don’t mind if you sleep with the lights on!