Ticket Prices: $20 for Adults
Galveston Island Ghost Tours is a different kind of tour altogether... Every bit as informative as it is entertaining. As it's very entertaining! We specialize in the history of Galveston... the plausible and frightening scenarios that are nothing short of spellbinding. How long has it been since the Great Storm flooded the island killing 10.000 souls in one night? Now the dead rise up from the ruins... and we know where to find them! Our tour guides marry compelling ghost stories with edge-of-your-seat storytelling and try to convince you that there's nothing to be afraid of and then scare you half to death. They must lead a group of strangers searching for sanctuary from the dead. It may be your last chance to go on living.
MATILDA BROWN'S HOUSE
This house was built for Matilda Brown as a wedding present from her wealthy father.
It turned into a house of Horrors for Matilda and the children.
John Sealy wanted the best for his family, so he decided to build them the largest, most lavish house on the island. The children's playroom in the attic had a Broadway stage. To this day, the children continue to perform for anyone brave enough to be in the audience as the stage doors open and close by themselves. Magnolia Sealy, the head of the household, is also known to be seen wandering the halls, too shy to speak with visitors.
THE NORMANDY INN
Only one person enjoyed living at The Normandy Inn, and he was the man who brought Satanism to the island. Just one week after construction, a young boy threw himself out of the window of The Normandy Inn and lived. When asked why he'd do such a thing, he replied, "Something evil was going to kill me." Now, The Normandy Inn has become a pilgrimage site for those who practice voodoo, black magic, witchcraft, and Satanism. Many sacrificial rituals have taken place here, including a human! To this day, The Normandy Inn is still used as a portal to hell.
The spirit of extremely wealthy, eccentric Betty Browns is forever roaming the elegant halls of Ashton Villa. Many people have seen Betty wearing a turquoise dress and carrying a fan during lavish events held at the mansion. Not even death can keep Betty from being the life of the party and scaring her guests
Robert Durst turned this homely duplex into his private butcher shop when he chopped Morris Black to pieces and filled two garbage bags with his body parts. A looming darkness is felt by all who stand in front of the house, even before learning of Mr. Black's terrifying fate. His heinous dismemberment paints a horrifying picture, much like blood painted these very floors. Today, Morris lingers on, hunting for his head!
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Tours meet every day at 6, 8 and 10pm March 1st - October 31st and
6pm, 7:30pm and 10pm
November 1st - February 28th
Meet at Sealy Ave and 23rd Street
Please arrive 15 minutes early.
"The tour was awesome, my husband and I had a blast! Anyone that loves history will enjoy this tour, it was even better than expected. John was extremely knowledgeable about Galveston’s history and was able to answer all our questions. Thank you again!"
"John is very friendly and seriously knowledgeable about the island and its crazy history. I highly recommend you sign up for Halloween. Great job!!!"
"This tour was pretty awesome! My girlfriend isn’t much of a ghost person but John made it super fun and she and I both had a blast! 10/10 would go again!"
"Great tour! Still shivering from the stories!"
Galveston Island Red Light District Tour Terms and Conditions
Prices may vary and are subject to availability by season, weekend, and / or holiday.
While Galveston Red Light District Tour makes every effort to maintain regular operation, we reserve the right to cancel a scheduled tour under special weather conditions and will issue a full refund to affected customers in the event of a cancellation. We still tour in a light drizzle!
Our guides work very hard to entertain you and keep Galveston's oral histories alive. If you enjoy the tour and learn anything new about Galveston, remember your guides!
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Read the standard cancel refund policy prior to booking your ticket.
If you have to cancel a reservation, you will be charged a fee to compensate the tour guides who had already set the date aside, depending on how far in advance you cancel:
Within three days prior to departure: 30% of total purchase amount
Day of departure or no-show: 100% of total purchase amount
Cancellation and Refund Procedure
There are two ways to submit a cancellation request to Galveston Island Red Light District Tours:
You can submit your cancellation request via our contact page.
You can submit your cancellation request with a detailed explanation directly by mail at the address below.
Galveston Red Light District Tour
1625 23rd St.
Galveston, TX 77551
Your refund request will be promptly answered and processed. If you do not receive a reply within one business day, contact our office immediately by calling 832-245-0492. We are not responsible if emails, mails, or texts fail to reach us.
Note: We cannot grant refunds more than 30 days after the purchase date.