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Haunted Houses to Check out in Austin This Fall!

Interested in visiting a few haunted houses this fall? From the historic buildings hiding ghostly secrets to the modern, meticulously crafted haunted houses designed to make your heart race, join us as we unlock the doors to Austin’s most haunted spaces. Here we will dive into some rumored real historical haunted houses as well ticketed haunted house businesses that will shake you to your core!

Historical Buildings “Rumored” to be Haunted

Austin, Texas, is known for its vibrant music scene, delicious food, and rich cultural heritage. While there are many historical buildings and sites in Austin, not all of them are officially recognized as haunted houses. However, there are some locations in and around Austin that are rumored to be haunted, attracting ghost enthusiasts and thrill-seekers. Here are a few places that have gained a reputation for being haunted:

The Driskill Hotel

The Driskill is a historic hotel located in downtown Austin. It’s one of the most famous haunted spots in the city. Guests and staff have reported various paranormal experiences, including sightings of a woman in a blue dress and strange occurrences in Room 525.

The Tavern

The Tavern is a popular bar in Austin known for its lively atmosphere and great drinks. However, it’s also rumored to be haunted. Some people claim to have seen the ghost of a young girl in the bar area.

Buffalo Billiards

Buffalo Billiards is a popular pool hall on 6th Street in Austin. There have been reports of pool balls moving on their own and strange noises in the building, leading some to believe it’s haunted.

The Clay Pit

The Clay Pit is a restaurant located in a historic building that was once a bakery. Employees and diners have reported unusual occurrences, such as lights flickering and objects moving seemingly on their own.

The Littlefield House

Located on the University of Texas at Austin campus, the Littlefield House is a historic mansion with a haunting history. Legend has it that the ghost of Alice Littlefield, the wife of a former UT regent, still roams the halls.

Remember, these stories are based on folklore and legend, and there’s no scientific evidence to support the existence of ghosts. If you’re interested in exploring haunted places in Austin, it’s essential to respect
private property and be mindful of local regulations and laws.

Haunted House Ticketed Venues to Visit

As the sun sets and the city lights flicker, let’s now unravel the mysteries behind these eerie attractions. We will explore the most haunted corners of the city as we embark on a hair-raising adventure into the realm of ticketed haunted houses in Austin, Texas.

Scream Hollow

Nestled amidst the eerie tranquility of the Texas countryside, just outside the quaint town of Smithville, lies a place where fear takes shape and nightmares come alive – Scream Hollow Haunted House. This spine-chilling destination is not your average haunted attraction; it’s a pulse-pounding, bone-chilling experience that pushes the boundaries of terror. Located outside of Austin in Smithville, this Scream Hollow will have you screaming through 5 different haunted houses! This place is the real deal if you are looking to be haunted AND terrified throughout 5 different houses in addition to grabbing a bite or drink at the Frank-N-Stein Pub or hopping on the Hell on Wheels Haunted Hayride.


149 Split Rail Lane, Smithville, Texas 78957

For more information regarding dates/times, ticket information and directions:

(512) 710-VAMP (8267) or email

House of Torment

This iconic haunted house, nestled within the city, is more than just an eerie haunted house but rather 5 houses as well as the mini escape rooms, Zombie Simulation, Sensory Overload experience and the Neon Coffin Secret Bar (must be 21 to enter)! This haunted haven is not for the faint-hearted; it’s an adrenaline-fueled journey that will test your courage and leave you breathless with fear.


2632 Ridgepoint Dr., Austin, Texas 78754

For more information regarding dates/times, ticket information and directions:

(512) 407-9449 or email

Bat City Scaregrounds

Located in Buda right outside of Austin lies an adrenaline-pumping haven for thrill-seekers and horror enthusiasts alike: Bat City Scaregrounds. This sinister playground of fear is not for the faint of heart as Bat City Scaregrounds is not merely a haunted house; it’s an experience that immerses you in a realm of horror and fantasy. This 15-acre entrainment complex features 3 haunted houses, Vegas like performances and live music to name just a few features. Enter if you dare, and brace yourself for an experience that will leave you breathless and trembling in the darkness.


14101 South Turnersville Rd., Buda, Texas 78610

For more information regarding dates/times, ticket information and directions:

We hope you have enjoyed the time we spent uncovering the city’s most haunted secrets, from the infamous Driskill Hotel to the modern horrors of meticulously designed haunted attractions. We’ve learned that Austin, beneath its vibrant surface, harbors a wealth of ghostly lore and spectral mysteries. Happy haunting readers and have a ghoulish time doing so!

Elicia Michaud

Elicia Michaud

Broker AssociateCLHMS, CNE, SRS, ABR, CRS, e-Pro, PSA