Galveston Ghost Tours
On the tail of happykatie’s previous entry I got really excited because I remembered the Galveston Ghost Tour! I had forgotten all about it. I hear it is great; Galveston is supposed to have a lot of haunts! I can’t find a website for it but here’s a link to a driving tour. I don’t think that’s the good one though. The good one leaves from the Strand I think. I found this on Galveston.com, looks like it might be the one:
Ghosts Tours of Galveston
409.949.2027 or 281.559.4818
Ghost Tours of Galveston is a tour of the Historic Strand District in Galveston, including the history of the area along with all of the Ghost Stories of the haunted Strand. Sites include a haunted Railroad Museum where a headless apparition is reported to still haunt the old Railroad yard area; a former bank building haunted by a murdered Police officer. From the Civil War Ghosts that haunt an old Infirmary and building used for housing during the 1850’s and 60’s, to haunted Hotels, to haunted restaurants. The Tour takes approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours and is wheel chair friendly. Prices are: $10 for Adults and $5 for children under 12. Tours are based on an 8 person minimum so make reservations now to insure spot.
I had a friend who went on an “underground” tour of Portland, Oregon where they tell you all the crimes and secrets that took place that no one wants you to hear about. She said they took them in the basement of a bar and showed the trap doors they used to capture bar patrons from their bar stools and sell them into slavery. I wish they had a cool tour like that in Galveston. I’m sure they have a similary history being a port town and all.