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Haunted Houses in Austin, TX

Updated: Oct 18, 2023

If you're seeking the haunted houses in Austin, Texas, we've got it! We dare you to visit any of the top haunted houses listed below.

Do you have what it takes to stroll through Austin, TX most terrifying attractions and haunted houses?

1. The Littlefield House

This beautiful Victorian is the oldest building on central campus and is said to be haunted. Alice Littlefield the wife of George Littlefield, is supposed to haunt both the house and the adjoining Littlefield women's dormitory. Some believe this is because she was agoraphobic or imprisoned, while others believe she is a kind ghost watching after the inmates of the hostel....

2. Austin's Inn at Pearl Street

This home was originally the residence of Judge Charles A. Wilcox and his family in 1896. They lost the home in the Great Depression and since then, the home has been occupied by a number of renters, been a housing co-op (it's in Slacker), and by the 1980s was in very bad shape. In the 1990's, it was acquired and remodeled as an inn. It didn't take long for the new owners to start noticing paranormal activity... A woman with kids has been observed going around the house or sitting in a rocking rocker. Music, lights, and other noises have also been reported while the building was unoccupied and even while the power was turned off...

3. Confederate Women’s Home

3001 Lake Austin Blvd Austin, TX 78703

Many women who lived at this site were subjected to experimental procedures, including electroshock therapy. Now, it is rumored that the Confederate Women’s Home is haunted by its former inhabitants. The building is called the "AGE" building and many of the building employees have heard mysterious sounds, screams, and other unidentified noises. Were these the tortured spirits of the Confederate Women’s Home?

4. Texas Governor's Mansion

1010 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701

The Texas Governor's Mansion has a haunting history that revolves around a tragic event. In 2008, the mansion was damaged in a fire that was intentionally set by an arsonist. Fortunately, no one was injured, but the historic building suffered significant damage. What makes it haunting is the fact that the fire was a deliberate act, and it brings with it a sense of malice and destruction. The mansion, which has a rich history dating back to the mid-19th century, is considered a symbol of Texas' political and cultural heritage. The intentional destruction of such a significant and historic structure adds an eerie and unsettling layer to its story.

5. The Driskill Hotel 604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

The Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas, was reported with numerous ghostly encounters and paranormal experiences. One of the most famous stories involves the spirit of Colonel Jesse Driskill, the hotel's founder. Legend has it that he still roams the hotel, checking on its operations and ensuring everything runs smoothly. Guests and staff have reported seeing his apparition in various locations within the hotel. There are also tales of a young girl named Samantha Houston, who tragically fell to her death down the grand staircase. Some guests claim to have seen her ghost playing on the staircase or heard her laughter echoing through the halls. Whether you're a believer in the supernatural or not, the Driskill Hotel's haunted reputation adds an extra layer of intrigue to its rich history and luxurious atmosphere.

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