Haunted History of Galveston
The haunted history of Galveston is an inviting spectacle for anyone with an adventurous spirit! This Halloween season, the Galveston Historical Foundation is delivering a spectacular lineup of Galveston haunted history events for people of all ages! If you are looking for Halloween events in Galveston this October, we have you covered! 
Galveston is an island where the unusual is a usual sight and story, making it a treasure trove of ghost stories, eerie locations, and fascinating architecture. Its rich history makes it the perfect setting for some incredibly memorable Halloween celebrations! 

Explore the Haunted History of Galveston with these events

Haunted Harbor Tours on SEAGULL II

Haunted Harbor Tour with Galveston Historical Foundation


The waters of Galveston Bay have a long history that dates back to the island’s formation. Visitors will learn about the eerie past of Galveston’s harborside during this unique 90-minute tour onboard the SEAGULL II of the Galveston Historical Foundation.

This is one of the most iconic haunted tours in Galveston that you don’t want to miss!

When: October 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2022, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: 2200 Harborside Drive, Galveston, 77550
How Much: $25 | Children ages 5 and under – FREE

Galveston Ghost Stories at the 1838 Menard House

Menard House

One of the many historical treasures in Galveston is also known as one of the many haunted houses in Galveston — the 1838 Menard House. Listen to the eerie stories of the past through the ghost tours in Galveston, which will include a visit to this historic home. Complementary beer and wine will be served on the porch before the tour.

When: October 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2022, 7 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Location: 1605 33rd St, Galveston, TX 77550
How Much: $45

Movie Night at the 1838 Menard House


This October - Celebrate the haunted history of Galveston through ghost tours, spooky houses, Halloween parties & more!

The 1838 Menard House, Galveston’s oldest home, extends an invitation to watch Beetlejuice while enveloped in the spooky grounds of this historic mansion. Visitors are urged to bring their own chairs and blankets for the evening. Craft beer, wine, and water will be sold, and there will be a food truck so you can have plenty of snack options while watching the movie.

When: October 28, 2022, 6:30 p.m.
Location: 1605 33rd St, Galveston, TX 77550
How Much: $10

Halloween in Galveston – Trick or Treating at the 1838 Menard House

Trick or treating at the Menard House in Galveston

Want to go on a haunted house tour in Galveston, but minus the terrifying vibe? Then make sure not to miss the Trick or Treating at the 1838 Menard House! This historic home will welcome trick-or-treaters for a delightful Halloween experience! Children who visit the venue will receive individual bags of sweets. One of the best events for Halloween in Galveston! 

When: October 31, 2022, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: 1605 33rd St, Galveston, TX 77550
How Much: FREE

Please note that although GHF personnel and volunteers will be present with pre-packaged refreshments on the porch, the home won’t be open for tours during the event.

ELISSA’s Seaport Social – Celebrating 145 Years of the Tall Ship of Texas 

Elissa's Seaport Social in Galveston


Halloween events in Galveston would not be complete without the Harbor Halloween Party on the 1877 ELISSA!

The 1877 ELISSA, the official tall ship of Texas, turns 145 this year, so GFH is hosting a harbor Halloween party to remember! There will be complimentary cake, food, free drinks, dockside entertainment, and more. Tickets are limited, so make sure to purchase yours early before the slots are full. Proceeds from this event will go toward maintaining the National Historic Landmark.

When: October 29, 2022, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Pier 22 Suite, 8, Galveston, TX 77550
How Much: $75

For more information on events and activities, check out the Haunted History of Galveston page of the Galveston Historical Foundation. 

About the Tall Ship ELISSA

Based in our very own Galveston, Texas, the Tall Ship ELISSA is one of the oldest ships sailing on the seas today. Thanks to the Galveston Historical Foundation, who saved ELISSA from a scrapyard in Greece, ELISSA was restored into the historic ship she is today.

With more than 40,000 visitors annually, the Tall Ship ELISSA is pretty popular. Fun fact: she also serves as the official Tall Ship of Texas and is part of the National Historic Landmarks.


Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) was formed as the Galveston Historical Society in 1871 and merged with a new organization formed in 1954 as a non-profit entity devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County. Over the last sixty years, GHF has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, coastal resiliency, and stewardship of historic properties. GHF embraces a broader vision of history and architecture that encompasses advancements in environmental and natural sciences and their intersection with historic buildings and coastal life and conceives of history as an engaging story of individual lives and experiences on Galveston Island from the 19th century to the present day.

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