best haunted houses san antonio

Halloween will most certainly look different while America, Texas, and the city of San Antonio continue to navigate the pandemic. While many haunted houses have been shut down or closed, there are still three places that are remaining open. If you’re looking for a fun, fright-filled Halloween activity, listed below are three of the best and most scary haunted houses that are still in operation around San Antonio, Texas.

#1 The Haunted Magnolia Hotel

Where: 203 S Crockett St, Seguin, TX, United States

When: Saturdays are open for Ghost Tours on Selected Dates ONLY from 7:30 pm-9:30 pm

What: The Haunted Magnolia Hotel holds a very interesting history. Located in the neighboring town of Seguin, the house was originally built in the 1850s and was used as a frontier hotel. Once it fell into disarray, it quickly became a criminal hotspot for drug addicts, squatters, and homeless people and has long had the reputation of being haunted. However, it was recently bought and renovated and now offers a haunted house experience.

The ghost tour is led alongside the author and owner, Erin O Wallace-Ghedi. The owners make sure to disclose that, “Paranormal activity has been known to happen along the tour, so it is not recommended for the weak of heart.” You can book your tour and stay at The Haunted Magnolia Hotel here.


#2 Ripley’s Haunted Adventure

Deal: Save 15% off with Groupon

Where: 329 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas 78205

When: Every Friday and Saturday in October from 7:00 pm to Midnight.

What: Ripley’s Haunted House in San Antonio is a million-dollar project that devotes every cent to a scary interaction. Guests will experience live actors, special effects, and a haunted house that will send shivers down your spine. Looking for more information about Ripley’s Haunted House? Check out their website here.

#3 13th Floor San Antonio

Where: 1203 E. Commerce St. San Antonio, Texas 78205. 


What: The 13th Floor in San Antonio is well known as the best, and perhaps the most intense haunted house in the city. Guests who come for a night of frights can look forward to experiencing plenty of scary interactions. Places like the Dead End District, where you can walk through a ghost town of death and decay will be open. You can also expect to run into plenty of zombies who may chase you down the street. Looking for more info? Check out their website here.