The statement “You see the true colors of a city in the night-time” is very true in the case of Galveston, a beautiful island city in Texas.
This city’s darker and ugly side comes to life after the sun sets, and you will discover that side on the Shadows of Revelry Walking Ghost Tour.
Over the years, the city has seen a lot of destruction, such as hurricanes, pandemics, wars, pirates, and other sins. This destruction ultimately led Galveston to be a haven for ghosts!
Galveston has some of the most exciting and entertaining ghost stories and top haunted locations, making a ghost tour worth it.
This adults-only tour explores the city’s red-light district and its history as a gambling and drinking den. Also, you will learn about outlaws and pirates.
A professional and experienced guide will lead this tour to make it an engaging activity for your group. He has immense knowledge about the history of the city. (Especially the darker part!)
After you go through the hidden side of Galveston, you will realize why the city got its reputation as ‘America’s most ghostly place.’
This article shares everything you should know before buying the Shadows of Revelry Walking Ghost Tour tickets.
AT A GLANCE
Starts at 9 pm daily
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Ticket cost: US$35
What to expect at the Shadows of Revelry Ghost Tour
Prepare for an intriguing journey through the ghostly history of Galveston, Texas, with The Shadows of Revelry Walking Ghost Tour.
Your tour will commence at Saengerfest Park, where you’ll delve into Galveston’s past as the original Sin City.
Discover the city’s history, which once housed a thriving red-light district, gambling dens, and drinking establishments.
You’ll pass the historic Antique Warehouse, a former brothel dating back over a century.
Listen to tales of the colorful characters who once frequented this establishment.
Explore the history of Galveston’s most recent brothel, Havana Alley Cigar Shop and Lounge, which operated until 1990.
Learn about its intriguing past and the secrets it holds.
Your guide will share the stories of pirates, Galveston’s original outlaws, brothels, clubs, and the devastating yellow fever outbreaks that left their mark on the city.
This tour is exclusively designed for those aged 16 and over, making it an ideal choice for adults exploring the city’s darker and more intriguing history.
Tickets for the Galveston Shadows of Revelry Ghost Tour
You can purchase the tickets for the Shadows of Revelry Walking Ghost Tour online.
We recommend online booking because it has many benefits:
- You can save a lot of time.
- Online tickets tend to have exciting discounts so that you can save money.
- As the tour is quite popular, tickets sell out quickly, so booking in advance confirms your spot for your preferred date.
- Another benefit of online booking is you don’t have to stand in long queues.
- Also, the immediate confirmation of tickets helps you avoid last-minute disappointments.
Ticket Cost (16+ years): US$35
How do online tickets work
Go to the Shadows of Revelry Walking Ghost Tour ticket booking page, select the preferred date and number of tickets, and buy them.
After the purchase, you will receive the tickets in your email.
You don’t need to get any printouts.
On the day of your visit, you can show your ticket on your smartphone to the tour guide and join the group.
This ghost tour led by passionate and story-teller guide allows you to explore the unknown side of the Galveston.
- Make sure you will be at the meeting point at least 10 to 15 minutes before the starting time
- Wheelchair Accessibility: Available
- We do not recommend this tour for pregnant travelers, people with back problems, or any serious medical conditions
- Tour strength: Maximum of 9 travelers
- If you have ten or more guests in one group, please contact the private & group sales coordinator with Ghost City Tours.
- Travelers require moderate physical fitness level
- Near public transportation
- You should cancel your tickets at least 24 hours before your visit to get a full refund
- Photography is allowed
- If the tour is cancelled due to poor weather, you will be offered a different date or a full refund
Meeting Point of the Tour
Galveston Railroad Museum is only a short distance from the meeting point.
You can reach it by bus or by car.
Take Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service to reach the Galveston Amtrak Bus Stop, which is only 2 minutes walk from the meeting point.
Bus services are not abundant in this area so it is a better option to travel by car.
If you’re driving by car, turn on Google Maps and get going.
Also, there are enough parking lots available near the meeting point. You can check by clicking parking option in the map.
FAQs about the Galveston Shadows of Revelry Ghost Tour
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about The Shadows of Revelry Walking Ghost Tour.
The Shadows of Revelry Walking Ghost Tour is an adults-only walking tour for those aged 16 and over in Galveston, Texas. It explores the city’s ghostly history, focusing on its red-light district, gambling past, and the paranormal.
The tour typically lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, offering an engaging and spooky evening experience.
The tour begins at Saengerfest Park, 2302 The Strand #000, Galveston, TX 77550, USA. Your guide will be waiting for you at Strand Street and Tremont Street. The tour ends back at the starting point for your convenience.
During the tour, you will explore Galveston’s top-rated haunted locations, such as Saengerfest Park, Antique Warehouse, and Havana Alley Cigar Shop and Lounge.
Yes, the tour is wheelchair accessible, making it inclusive for many participants.
Due to its walking nature, the tour may not be recommended for pregnant travelers or those with back problems. It involves strolling through the city streets.
The tour accommodates a maximum of 9 travelers, providing an intimate and engaging experience.