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.”

Ghost Tours at the
1859 Ashton Villa

Oct. 24, 25, 26 & 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.


Haunted Sunset Cruises on Seagull II
Oct. 12, 19 & 26 5:30-7 p.m.
$20 Adults, $17 Youth (6-18), Children (5 & Under) Free

Enjoy a narrated exploration of Galveston’s historic bay on these special hour and a half long, BYOB cruises. Hear the haunted history of Galveston and the port along with unmatched sunsets and sightseeing.


Lanternlight Tours of the 1892 Bishop’s Palace
Oct. 24, 25 & 26 @ 7 & 7:30

From bananas on board to whistling up a storm, this special hour long guided tour will delve into the supernatural world of nautical know-how!


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!


3 Responses

  1. Dani

    Every year you would have the Ashton Villa house and there would be a Seance? Will you have it this year? I don’t see it.

  2. Nora G.

    WHy is Ashton Villa closed to the public??? I went there years ago and absolutely loved the tour…. Thanks for a response on this in advance.

    • Will Wright

      Ashton Villa was closed to the public after Hurricane Ike and is now used as a special event facility for GHF functions, private rentals, and community events.


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