Guided tour

Austin: Murder By Gaslight Ghost Tour

Activity provider: Ghost City Tours
Guided tour

Austin: Murder By Gaslight Ghost Tour

Activity provider: Ghost City Tours

From US$ 34.99 per person

Dive into Austin's haunted history of murder and vice in the Victorian Era. Rub elbows with the city's famous ghosts and learn all about gritty local history on this adults-only tour.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore Austin's afterlife
  • Get to know the darker side of human nature
  • See a side of the city that you didn't expect
Full description

Discover the dark underbelly of Austin. Hear the chilling tales of violent deaths, suicides, serial killings, and ghosts who just plain refuse to check out of their hotels.

Enjoy this adults-only tour that explores the dark, dangerous, and spooky side of 19th century Austin while exploring the city’s historic district. 

Learn all about the city’s scariest spots, including Dumont’s Down Low, Guy Town, Oilcan Harry’s, Driskill Hotel, Omni Hotel, the historic Old Courthouse, and Moonlight Tower.

  • Educated and entertaining tour guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food
  • Drinks

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Meeting point

You will meet your tour guide in front of Dumont’s Down Low. They will be waiting by the arched walkway next to the red window.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • Tours run rain or shine
  • All sales are final, but coupons for another tour are available, never expire, and can be used in other cities
  • Only available to adults 16 and over
Customer reviews

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2 /5

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It was alright but after a story or two it felt kinda boring since it seemed like every story sort of ended up the same. I didn’t really feel that engaged and it sort of felt like a history lesson.

January 9, 2023

We have gone on a wide variety of ghost tours in cities all over the world and this was by far the worst experience we have ever had. The guide was disconnected and was neither fun nor interesting. He gave very little information and few of the stories were actually haunting related. Aside from being insanely boring he had absolutely no tact and flat put his group in danger. He would constantly stand the group in the middle of sidewalks, walkways, and even staircases with no regard for the people around. He was completely disrespectful of the places we went into and the people. He thought it appropriate to speak very loudly about eradicating the homeless while walking down the street with many homeless around and was insanely demeaning. Additionally he directly put his group in danger while walking down the street, a gentleman was having a rough night and being loud/hitting cars. He proceeded to stop the entire group to stare at the person instead of having the group mind their own bu

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July 16, 2022

The guide was nice and did share some history of the city, but you don't actually get to go in and experience any of the places discussed on the tour. So more informational, less of an experience.

June 20, 2022

Product ID: 405993