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

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 rated walking tour, Ghost Walk Austin.