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For decades, brave travelers, paranormal enthusiasts, and those who enjoy a chill up their spine have flocked to Galveston’s historic districts to explore its rich, tantalizing and bizarre history, but this walking tour of the Silk Stocking District is a first!! This 90-minute tour takes you through the beautiful, rich and spirited Silk Stocking District of fine Queen Anne homes and the famous Ashton Villa mansion. It is a family-friendly tour, loved by all ages!
Step through the darkness and investigate the chilling location where a man was kept hostage for an entire night by a female ghost
Take a chance to see the lovely red-headed, ”Miss Betty” Brown who still “lives” at the vintage 1858 Ashton Villa mansion...she’s been photographed staring out of the second floor window through the curtains -- Bring your camera!
Discover why Capt. Mott’s apparition is regularly seen in the attic...could he be hiding the horrific murders committed by his son?
Explore the vivid details of the 1900 Great Storm’s night of terror, when a brave mother selflessly dragged bodies from the savage waters over her second floor balcony..
Visit Galveston’s last bordello...why does that prominent insurance man’s spirit still lurk in the bedrooms at night?
This fascinating walking tour was designed by fifth-generation Galvestonian, Jan Johnson based on eye-witness accounts of paranormal occurrences. A talented writer and award winning tour guide, Jan published the book, “Walking Historic Galveston: A Guide to its Neighborhoods” and is currently working on her second masterpiece! She inserts a flare for the dramatic as she weaves her tantalizing tales, causing REAL spine-tingling chills!
Please print and bring your Ticket Confirmation. Tour meets behind the famous and haunted Ashton Villa Mansion. The guide will be there to welcome and enroll you 20 minutes before start time.
Tours meet rain or shine! Umbrellas and comfortable shoes are welcome! It may be raining in Houston but clear and beautiful in Galveston so come on out for the fun and entertainment regardless of the weather.
Ashton Villa Mansion
Galveston, TX 77550