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San Antonio: The Madames and Mayhem Ghost Tour

1. San Antonio: The Madames and Mayhem Ghost Tour

Learn all about the history of pirates, bloody battles, vice, and sin in San Antonio's dark past on this eerie San Antonio Ghost Tour. Journey to San Antonio's past to discover more about the ghosts that haunt the city today. Find out more about elements of the occult, ghosts, demons, and more. Visit the ghosts of the outlaws and opportunists who died by their own rules and who now haunt the streets of San Antonio, still wreaking havoc beyond the grave. Feel free to let loose with an adult-only tour that contains mature language and themes.

San Antonio: Heart of the City Walking Tour

2. San Antonio: Heart of the City Walking Tour

Dive into the rich heritage of San Antonio on a guided tour of its historic center. Come across the 18th and 19th-century sites of major historic events. Acquire a deeper understanding of the city's role in US history while you explore its most relevant landmarks. Start and end the tour at Alamo Plaza and allow your guide to take you back in time to see sites related to the city's founding. Hear about the events that helped shape San Antonio and Texas. Pass by several public art installations that help tell San Antonio's story. Discover landmarks such as the Alamo Plaza, San Antonio River, Plaza de las Islas, San Fernando Cathedral, Council House, Casa Reales, Bexar Heritage Center, Spanish Governor's Palace, Plaza de Armas, La Villita, and the Riverwalk Public Art Garden along the way. Receive an overview of local history, from the city's founding through the tumultuous 19th century, focusing primarily on the Native American, Spanish, Canary Islander, and Tejano inhabitants, as well as Anglo and European settlers. Make a full loop around the downtown area and end your tour back at the starting point.

San Antonio: History Through Art Guided Walking Tour

3. San Antonio: History Through Art Guided Walking Tour

Perfect for the art and outdoors lover, this guided walking tour takes you around the San Pedro Creek Culture Park to see many of San Antonio's iconic public works of art. See Plaza De Las Islas Canarias, the Spanish Governor's Palace, San Fernando Cathedral, and more while learning local history. Starting from San Antonio’s Main Plaza, Plaza De Las Islas Canarias, start your journey through San Antonio's history from its Indigenous roots to its Spanish settlements. Hear about years of revolution and turbulence, followed by growth and development into more modern times. Going on and off the beaten path, stop at over 15 photo-worthy public art installations and over 8 historic sites. Travel past the Spanish Governor's Palace and along the beautiful San Pedro Creek Culture Park to its northernmost point, Plaza de Fundacion. After exploring Plaza de Fundacion, follow the route back to Main Plaza with a quick detour to Casa Navarro State Historic Site. Round off your trip with an overview of San Fernando Cathedral.

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