The Strand in Galveston is known for their fun shopping, dining and night life, but now there is something a little more suspenseful to do, the Haunted Mayfield Manor! It’s a fun haunted house, great for the whole family, and based on much of the history of the island!
Located in a 135-year-old building on the Historic Strand, it shares it’s space with the Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast Museum, and you can purchase admission separately or in a combo.
It’s definitely not a traditional haunted house, but very enjoyable and a great way to get in touch with the history of Galveston and it’s residents who never completely left!
Unlike the PIrates exhibit, where photography is encouraged, they don’t allow it during the Haunted House, so you’ll have to be satisfied with just a couple of pictures from the outside! Here is my son posing with Dr. Mayfield! I’m surprised he did that since he turned and ran out of the Haunted House just as we got started! I’m pretty sure he just wanted to spend a little more time with Siren.
Of course, I’m not going to give too much of the Haunted House away, other than to tell you that it’s based on the fictional story of Dr. Mayfield and his family, who he did lose during the 1900’s Great Storm on Galveston Island. Some of the pictures they show are disturbing, which is why it’s cautioned for younger children!
Rather than a lot of shock screams, you’ll be terrified by the intense portrayal of Dr Mayfield, as you are whisked back to early September, 1900! If you’re not familiar with the story of the Great Storm, click HERE to read more about it!
After escaping Mayfield Manor with my body parts all still intact, I asked about the story of Mayfield Manor. The building which houses the attractions is the 1885 Butterowe Building, which like so many of the buildings on the Strand, was used to house the dead following the 1900 Hurricane, in which somewhere between 6,000 and 12,000 people lost their lives!
I asked Dr. Mayfield and Siren if they have had any strange experiences while in the building, and out came the pictures! According to a paranormal investigator, a ghost named Thomas, a teenage boy, resides in the building. They said Thomas likes to play with the lights, and take pictures, too!
They also have a gift shop featuring t-shirts from Horror movies! My husband insisted they would make GREAT Christmas gifts!
Thanks to Haunted Mayfield Manor for inviting us out to tour their Haunted House, and provided us with complementary admission. I was not financially compensated for this post, and as always, all opinions are my own!
Know Before You Go
Parking along The Strand is $1.50/hour, payable by text! Parking is FREE Monday – Saturday before 9am and after 6pm, and all day Sunday!
They take credit cards. Check out the Combo Price for both attractions!
They have restrooms, but wait to ask about paranormal activity after you go!
Things to do in Galveston
No haunted weekend would be complete without a Dash Beardsley’s Ghost of Galveston Tour!
Tour the Texas Seaport Museum!
Everything is amazing at the Shark Shack Beach Bar and Grill, but their crab cakes are my favorite! Although the name may be confusing, they are located on the Strand and not the beach.
Say hello to the ghost of Sam on the 4th floor of the Tremont Hotel on Ships Mechanics Row in the Strand District!
Haunted Mayfield Manor
2313 Harborside Dr, Galveston
Click HERE to visit their website.
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