Get Answers to Your Questions About Ghost Tours

Q: What is a ghost?

A: In traditional belief, a ghost is the soul or spirit of a deceased person or animal that can appear, in visible form or other manifestation, to the living. Descriptions of the apparition of ghosts vary widely: the mode of manifestation can range from an invisible presence and translucent or wispy shapes to realistic, life-like ghostly apparitions. The deliberate attempt to contact the spirit of a deceased person is known as necromancy, or in spiritism, as a séance. The belief in manifestations of the spirits of the dead is widespread, dating back to animism or ancestor worship in pre-literate cultures. Certain religious practices—funeral rites, exorcisms, and some practices of spiritualism and ritual magic—are specifically designed to appease the spirits of the dead. Ghosts are generally described as solitary essences that haunt particular locations, objects, or people they were associated with in life, though stories of the phantom armies, ghost trains, phantom ships, and even ghost animals have also been recounted.

A: A ghost tour is a tour that travels through the night stopping along at sites that are haunted. We will present you with history, ghost stories, legend, as well as folklore attached to each location.

Q: What should I wear?

A: During our tour, we will be doing a lot of walking. You should be prepared to climb steps and stairs, as well as walk on uneven ground. Comfortable walking shoes are very important. Weather-appropriate attire is recommended. We would also encourage you to bring some water to stay hydrated. View our “What to Expect” page for more information on how to prepare for your ghost tour.

Q: Can I bring a camera?

A: Digital and standard photographic cameras are encouraged, as you may capture photographic documentation of ghosts. Our San Antonio ghost tour attendants get orbs almost every night. If you do happen to capture anything exciting, we would love for you to share it with us.

Q: How long is the tour?

A: Most of our ghost tours are about two hours long.

Q: Is the tour appropriate for children?

A: The material discussed during the tour includes stories of murders, suicides, and unusual deaths. This might be frightening for some children, so please gauge your child’s tolerance of such subjects and plan accordingly.

Q: What time does the tour start?

A: Ghost tours start promptly at 9:00 p.m.

Q: Do you give refunds? What is your cancellation policy?

A: All ghost tour tickets are non-refundable, but they are transferable. If you would like to transfer your tour to another date, please notify us 24 hours in advance. We must keep to our schedule and make sure our other guests are happy.

Q: Does the tour continue through all weather?

A: We will travel through rain, but if we are under a severe weather watch or a very extreme weather situation, your tour will be rescheduled.

Q: Do we need reservations?

A: Yes, please book your ghost tour online. Walk-ups are welcome, however, because our ghost tours book fast, reservations are highly recommended.

Q: Do you offer private ghost tours?

A: Yes, please contact us for details.

Q: Do you offer group rates?

A: Yes, group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Contact us to learn more about our special event and group ghost tours.

Q: What forms of payment do you accept?

A: You may pay for your ghost tour with cash or most major credit cards online. Checks are not accepted.

Q: Do you offer a first responder & military discount?

A: Yes, discounts are available for law enforcement, fire, EMS, emergency dispatchers, and active military with a valid ID.