Galveston Historical Foundation Debuts New Offerings for the 2014 Halloween Season

Galveston Island, Texas – For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a new roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. Tickets for all events are available for purchase at

“The island is a treasure of haunted stories and spooky places,” states GHF Executive Director, Dwayne Jones. “Our rich history and fascinating buildings are ideal for a truly unique Halloween experience.”

“You’re History!” Dinner at the 1859 Ashton Villa

October 31st, $80 per person, Reservations Required

2328 Broadway

It’s an evening of dinner and deception at the historic home of Miss Bettie Brown, where the award winning Murder Mystery Texas has created a specially scripted evening for 100 lucky guests. Enjoy a delectable seated dinner where you’ll be engaged and entertained throughout the evening all the while learning more about the historic property.

Ghost Tours at Ashton Villa

October 30th at 6, 7:30 and 9 p.m., $30 per person, 20 per tour
2328 Broadway

It’s one of Galveston’s most storied homes and this October 30th, Galveston Historical Foundation will offer the public a rare set of tours through the 1859 building. Join your guide for an unprecedented tour of the home as you hear about the early days of Galveston’s formation and exceptional life, and possible after-life, of the home’s Miss Bettie Brown.

“Tales From The Ship” Onboard the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA

October 30th at 7:30 p.m., $20 adult / $15 youth / 14 & under not admitted
Pier 22, at 22nd Street and Harborside Drive.

Shiver your timbers this season with these specially crafted tours on board the official tall ship of Texas. Featuring nautical superstitions, haunted happenings at sea and tall tales from the ship’s ancient mariners, these self-guided tours will keep you curious at every turn. This is a rare opportunity to experience the 1877 barque unlike any other time of year.

Haunted Harbor Tours Onboard the Seagull II
October 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31 at 5:30, $15 adult / $12 youth / 45 persons per tour limit

Pier 22, at 22nd Street and Harborside Drive

The narrated exploration of spooky corners and tragic sites in and around Galveston’s storied harbor takes place onboard aboard the 50-foot passenger boat, Seagull II and continues through October 31, with departures from the Texas Seaport Museum.

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