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Austin Murder Walk

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icon1 hour 45 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

In 1885, America’s first serial killer stalked the streets and alleyways of the city of Austin. He came to be known as the “Midnight Assassin,” but his identity remains a mystery. On this guided evening walking tour, explore historic Austin including West 6th Street, Guy Town, and the Warehouse District, plus stop for a drink at the Driskill Hotel, as you learn about his crimes.
  • Learn about the dark side of Austin on this evening tour
  • True crime fans will enjoy investigating the murder scenes and theories
  • Stroll the streets of Austin at a leisurely pace with rest stops
  • Drinks not included in the tour price
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Bowie Street & West 6th Street , Bowie St & W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703, USA

This tour will depart from the intersection of Bowie and West 6th, at the corner of Whole Foods in downtown Austin, Texas.

8:00 PM
Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que , 217 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, USA
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for ages under 13.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Walking Tours of Austin
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Austin Murder Walk ?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Austin Murder Walk ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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star-4
A great lesson into Austin of old
Helen_B
, May 2022
An incredible evening with a wonderful guide: Tyler was amazing and taught us so much about Austin and its history. So glad we booked this tour.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks Helen! We agree that Tyler does a great job on the Murder Walk tour. This true crime journey back to the year 1885 is becoming very popular!! We are so glad you were able to join us and that you love the experience. I will send your compliments on the Tyler:) Best, Jim Miles, owner, Touratx.com
star-1
Zero stars! Don’t recommend, save 2 hours of your life for something else!
Jason_H
, May 2022
My negative experience had nothing to do with the tour guide. Tyler did the best with what he was working with, I guess! It was the tour itself. It was rather boring. A lot of walking and absolutely zero interaction between tour guide and group, we just listened to him talk for TWO hours. Lots of non verifiable info that was not mysterious nor fun. We just listened to a dissertation on a bunch of servants from the 1800s being brutally murdered. Yes, I understand this was a murder mystery walk but it was nothing like I anticipated. I wanted to quit literally 5 minutes into the tour beginning. Since the tour was at night it would have been cool to tour some of the actual buildings that the murders took place instead of looking in the direction that the guide pointed to where the murders happened. It was legit a waste of two hours of our lives that we will never get back!!! Ughhhh! And the absolute kicker is that after 2 hours of walking the tour didn’t end where it started so we have to walk back to the beginning point! Not a huge deal, but it would have been nice to know that ahead of time and not by way of a text 20 minutes before the tour started. We are history buffs and I love crime TV but this wasn’t it for me!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
We’re sorry you didn’t enjoy your tour. Tyler is an excellent tour guide with dozens of 5 star reviews on this tour. Best, Jim Miles, owner
star-5
Great experience
Jeanette_T
, Apr 2022
The tour with William was amazing! Very informative and so much fun! I would highly recommend this tour. Next time we are in Austin! Thank you William!!
star-5
I didn't know that Austin...
Dante_W
, Apr 2022
I didn't know that Austin Texas was the first American serial killer wow! And he may be or not be jack the ripper! He was brutal. And we took this murder walk on a full moon.
star-5
This was a great...
Brandon_M
, Apr 2022
This was a great experience. First time doing a guided tour of this type and would recommend for anyone traveling to Austin. Our guide was Tyler. He had well placed stops to around the city to listen in on more information. He also had very good timing regarding the crossing lights and the surrounding environment.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your Murder Walk experience with Tyler! We take our true crime pretty seriously and a big part of that is hiring great communicators, so everyone can hear, understand, and safely navigate the great streets of Austin. Best, Jim Miles, owner Murder Walk Austin
star-5
Great guide and story teller
Cynthia_S
, Apr 2022
Our guide, William, was very thorough with his explanation and his narration was very well thought and performed. He knew his information and provided and insight to updated data and info on the case. We really enjoyed it!!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks so much for your review! All of our do their best to keep the “true” in true crime :-) The events that transpired in 1885 are real, as horrific as they are. Attention to detail is a must. We greatly appreciate your review and hope you can come back and see us soon :-) Best, JM
star-5
Great tour!
Theresa_S
, Apr 2022
William was a great tour guide! He was knowledgeable and kept everyone engaged and safe during the tour. I would recommend the tour to anyone.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks for experiencing Murder Walk Austin! We’re so glad you love the experience. There’s really nothing like walking the streets of Austin at night… especially when discussing the true crime:) Please come back and see us soon. If you liked the murder to her, you will likely love the ghost tour!! Best, Jim Miles, owner, Murder Walk Austin-
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star-5
William was knowledgable...
Kedron_W
, Apr 2022
William was knowledgable and personable. Tge story was interesting and the locations were fun. It was great.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank’s so much for your review Kedron! We agree, William really knows his true crime :-) We’re so glad you walked with us to learn more about America’s first serial killer, the servant girl annihilator. Really incredible what happened on our streets in Austin back in 1885! If you liked the murder to her you would love our ghost tour! Hope to see you again in the future :-) best, Jim Miles, owner
star-5
Recommend!
Mark_R
, Apr 2022
William (my guide) knows his stuff… passionate and interesting. Lots of facts and insights. Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks for your review Mark! William does indeed know his stuff when it comes to true crime and the horrific incidents that transpired in Austin in 1885! Thank you for your interest and thanks for checking out in Murder Walk Austin! Please come back and see us again soon. If you liked the murder walk you might love the ghost walk! Best, Jim Miles, owner, Touratx
star-5
Do it.
Anthony_S
, Apr 2022
Tyler was extreme knowledgeable and made it an interesting night! I normally don’t care much for things like this, originally did it for the wife but he made it pretty interesting to say the least! Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you so much for your review! Murder Walk Austin is quickly becoming our most popular Tour because of true crime fans like you and your wife :-) we definitely agree that Tyler does an amazing job on this tour! There’s nothing like walking the streets of Austin at night! Please come back and see us again soon and thanks again. Best, Touratx

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