For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. “The island is a treasure of haunted stories and spooky places,” states GHF Executive Director, Dwayne Jones. “Our rich history and fascinating buildings are ideal for a truly unique Halloween experience.”

Full Moon Tour
the 1892 Bishop’s Palace

Oct. 5 & Nov. 4 @ 8 p.m.

Experience the beloved Bishop’s Palace in a whole new light! This special tour lets visitors explore the National Historic Landmark and see how this 1892 architectural gem takes on a completely different look at night.


Fall Sunset Cruise on the
Seagull II

Oct. 13, 14, 27 & 28 @ 5:15 p.m.
$20 Adults, $17 Youth (6-18)

The narrated exploration of spooky corners and tragic sites in and around Galveston’s storied harbor takes place onboard aboard the 50-foot passenger boat, Seagull II with stories not told on the traditional tour.


Ghost Tours at the
1859 Ashton Villa

Oct. 26, 27 & 31 @ 7 & 8:15 p.m.

Join your guide for a rare and unprecedented tour of the home as you hear about the early days of Galveston’s formation and exceptional life, and possible after-life, of the home’s Miss Bettie Brown.


Lanternlight Tours of
The 1892 Bishop’s Palace
Oct. 27 @ 7 & 8:30 / Oct. 28 @ 7 


With lantern in hand, explore the nooks and crannies of Galveston’s beloved Bishop’s Palace. Learn about the history of the Gresham family and the house itself with a rare guided tour of the 1892 masterpiece.


Gallery Psychic Reading at the
1892 Bishop’s Palace

Oct. 28 @ 9 p.m.

Join Dakota Lawrence as he guides a group of 20 guests through a very special group reading. A gifted clairvoyant medium, has been guiding people on matters from lost loved ones and life questions to missing person cases.

1838 Menard House Trick or Treating
October 31 from 5-7 p.m.

Galveston’s oldest residence opens its gates for one night of ghostly fun. Bring your kids by for treats. Free for all, be sure to bring your ghost hunting equipment!


For more information on the seasonal offerings, please contact Brian Mitchell, Communications and Special Events Coordinator at 409-765-3431 or at

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