My daughter and I love Ghost Tours, which are usually just a little history blended with a little ghost story here and there, and lots of fun! When we heard about the Burleson Historical Ghost Tour, located in Old Town Burleson, a neat area with lots of history and many repurposed old buildings, we couldn’t wait to take the tour!
The Burleson Historical Ghost Tours meet every Friday and Saturday Night at the Burleson Visitors Center and Museum at 7:30pm. While reservations are recommended, they aren’t required.
We arrived early and walked around just a little. The Interurban Car is all that is left of a line that ran from Fort Worth through Burleson to Cleburne daily!
Old Town Burleson is comprised of 3 main roads, and filled with great restaurants and shops! We grabbed a quick bite at Old Texas Brewing Company before our tour!
I don’t want to give too much of the tour away, but it’s much more than just a quick walk through town! This was by far the most comprehensive, and at 4 hrs. the longest, Ghost Tour we’ve done. I loved hearing the history of some of these buildings! Unlike most tours, these ladies are expert paranormal investigators, and much of their stories were of what happened during these investigations.
Our tour began in the Visitors Center, which was once an apothecary and the depot for the Interurban Railway. Then we headed out into, not just past, some of the more “haunted” buildings in Old Town! We laughed a lot, as well as felt the hairs on our arms stand up a few times, too!
It’s so interesting to hear the history of many of these buildings! Grumps Burgers was once a bank, and Babes Chicken House is located in an old funeral home! Are these restaurants haunted? Well, according to our guides, Pat and Vivian, they certainly are!
At each location, we were given little “Ghost Trackers” to use. Hand-held little machines that picked up energy in the room. In several of the buildings, ours went wild!
At the train tracks, our group, which consisted of 9 people, was given the option of ending the tour, or continuing down to go inside the Baker House, assuming the ghost of Walton would allow us to enter. Of course we wanted to see his house!
I’m not going to give away any more of our tour, other than to say that as the clock inched closer to midnight, we were still sitting in the Baker House’s formal living area, listening to ghost stories and jumping at every little sound, even as our group dwindled down to just myself, my daughter and our guides. When it comes to ghost, I would best describe myself as a non-believer with an open-mind, and we’re already looking forward to attending a paranormal investigation with Pat and Vivian in the future!
Know Before You Go
The typical tour takes from 2-4 hours, and until late at night.
Bring a bottle of water, and go potty before you start the tour. You’ll probably be too afraid to go afterwards!
While you don’t walk as much as some Ghost Tours, you’re still on your feet quite a bit.
The tours are very family friendly.
Things To Do in Burleson
Buffalo Nickels Mini-Golf and Arcade offers fun games for only nickels! Click HERE to read more!
Pirates Cove Waterpark is open seasonally with waterslides and fun for everyone! Click HERE to read more.
Spend an activity filled weekend at Rustic Creek Ranch Resort at North Texas Jellystone! Click HERE to visit their website.
Burleson Historical Ghost Tour
124 W. Ellison St., Burleson
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