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Austin, Texas is a historical place full of monumental figureheads and legendary stories. Infamous for ghosts and hauntings, our walking tours take guests through these spooky places for a spine-chilling experience! Based in truth, our guides here at Walking Tours of Austin share engaging anecdotes from the past, as well as personal accounts and jarring hauntings. According to the 2022 Nightlife Critics Picks, our Murder Walk Tour was voted the “Best of Austin” as it follows the steps of the first serial killer in America. Grab your partner, friends, or family today and join us for our next outing!

Whether you’re interested in the specific Ghost Story at the Speakeasy Misty’s Unexplained Tale, or experiencing a haunted adventure of any kind, we have great options to choose from! Read more about these historical outings, including Austin’s Haunted Speakeasy Bar and The Haunted Driskill Hotel below. Read through our FAQ page for answers to your questions and concerns, or Contact Us directly.

Top 15 Things To See & Do in Austin, TX

Austin, often referred to as the “Live Music Capital of the World“, is a blend of traditional Texan charm and a modern, progressive spirit. From vibrant music scenes to delectable dining spots, and scenic parks to avant-garde art spaces, Austin offers a plethora of must-see attractions. Here’s a curated list of the top things to…

Ghost Story at the Speakeasy: Misty’s Unexplained Tale

Austin’s haunted Speakeasy Tavern, located in the historic Kreisle Building on Congress Avenue, is no stranger to paranormal occurrences. The frequent activity is thought to be the result of at least three individuals—the spirits of two women and a firefighter named Jimmie Glass, all of which perished when the Kreisle Building caught fire in 1916….

The Haunted Driskill Hotel

Austin’s Most Historic Hotel Austin, TX is fairly well-known today for being an ultra-modern hub for business and tech, but nestled among the skyscrapers and stylish tech offices sits a rich history that the city has gone to great lengths to preserve. Plenty of buildings from Austin’s past still stand today, all with their own…

Austin’s Haunted Speakeasy Bar

Now a bustling three-level tavern host to a number of live music performances and celebrity guests, Austin’s Speakeasy had its start as an actual speakeasy during Prohibition in the early 1920s —but its true history goes back even further. The bar resides in the heart of downtown Austin, inside of the historic Kreisle Building, constructed…

Murder Walk Tour Wins “Best of Austin”

We are proud to announce that our Murder Walk Austin tour has been named a winner in the 2022 “Best of Austin” Nightlife Critics Picks.   About “Best of Austin” The Austin Chronicle’s “Best of Austin” awards allow readers and staff to vote for favorite local people, places, and businesses across a wide range of categories….

Walking Tours of Austin Named Top Attraction by TripAdvisor

We are proud to announce that Walking Tours of Austin has been promoted by TripAdvisor to the number one activity for visitors to do in Austin, TX. We’re honored by this distinction and thankful for the many visitors who have enjoyed our tours. We strive to make each tour an immersive storytelling experience for our…

Haunted Tours Austin: The Perfect October Activity

With Halloween quickly approaching, what better way to celebrate than partaking in haunted tours of Austin with Jim Miles, owner & operator at Walking Tours of Austin. However, if you’re anything like Vi Chetan, writer at The Austinot, you may enjoy celebrating all things spooky year round. Whether you’re a Halloween fanatic or not, Jim’s Ghost Walk Austin is one you don’t want to miss. Vi had the opportunity to experience Jim’s Ghost Walk earlier this month and she says, “it took less than five minutes to get sucked in to his stories.” Jim grew interested in ghost stories at a young age which has developed over the years into a great passion. From tales of ghosts with his grandmother, to a ghost tour operation in Charleston, SC, to today’s Walking Tours of Austin, Jim has the right amount of…

Austin’s Best Ghost Stories: The History Behind A Harrowing and Haunted Past

In the late 1800’s Austin was rapidly evolving from cow town to burgeoning metropolis and was well on its way to becoming the educational, cultural hub of Texas. The spirit of the Old West lives on in historical sites across the city, as do many spirits of the post-war era. If you are drawn to stories of the macabre, nearly every street corner in Austin has a story to tell. A walking tour of Austin is the perfect way to experience these tales of murder, mystery, unrequited love, and of course many ghosts. You may have heard about the haunted Driskill Hotel and the ghosts of Speakeasy Austin, but few tell the gruesome tale of the Austin axe murderer who later became known as the Servant Girl Annihilator. These are a few of the highlights you’ll experience on Austin’s 5-star…