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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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525 N Lamar Blvd , 525 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA

This tour will depart at 8:00 pm 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 ?
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  • 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-5
Excellent Experience
Andrew_R
, Dec 2021
Fascinating information! Really knowledgeable guidance throughout the walk! We really enjoyed learning about a little known but incredible piece and of Austin history.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
This review makes me smile because I am definitely a true crime fanatic! Murder walk Austin is quickly becoming one of our most popular tour because we discuss the fascinating, horrific, and little known fact that Austin claims America’s first serial killer, 1885. Thanks for coming out and experiencing it with me. I hope you can come back for the ghost tour sometime :-) best, Jim Miles
star-5
Great company, will book with them again!
Michelle_O
, Nov 2021
We didn’t end up going due to the weather, but I’m giving it five stars because the tour guide called me to see if we were coming or not before they started the tour. I thought that was nice!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thanks so much for the review Michelle! Customer service is One of the things we work hard at it :-) Sorry you could not make your tour:( You’ve got a rain check with Walking Tours Austin whenever you can make it work in the future. Just email us anytime at Info@touratx.com Best, Jim Miles, owner, touratx.com
star-5
Must do tire. Great experience.
Jonathan_H
, Nov 2021
Jim was amazing! Very descriptive and knowledgeable! Making the idea of catching a murderer exciting. Highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thanks for your review Jonathan! Really enjoyed hanging out with you guys!! True crime is my jam and I’m glad you were there to experience Murder walk Austin. It is definitely a unique way to see the city and explore one of the little-known pages from our history. Best, Jim Miles
star-5
Walked around Austin and...
Cameron_H
, Nov 2021
Walked around Austin and inside driskell hotel. Learned the story behind each murder and went to the exact location they took place
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you so much for your review! Yes, we go to the exact locations of the murders, makes for the best true crime. What happened in Austin in 1885 is a tragedy, but a story worth telling. Please come back and see us soon. If you liked the Murder Walk, you will love the Ghost Walk! Best, touratx.com
star-5
What an amazing experience!
Lesley_M
, Nov 2021
It was an amazing experience! So much interesting facts and we had the amazing tour guide named Tyler. He was absolutely amazing with this experience. I would definitely go back!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thanks so much for your review! We agree, Tyler is a true crime aficionado! The story of what happened in Austin in 1885 it’s almost too bizarre to be believed, only, it’s true. We are so glad you shared this experience with us. Thank you so much for taking the time to review the tour! Best, Jim Miles, owner, touratx.com
star-5
Murder walk
David_M
, Oct 2021
We had a great time. Our tour guide jim was very knowledgeable, and very passionate about his subject matter. It showed! Great tour highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thanks so much for your review David! Really enjoyed hanging out with you on the Murder Walk:) This was a special night for sure and the group was amazing, thanks for being part of it! I hope to see you again in the future. Best, Jim Miles, ownertouratx.com
star-5
Great tour!
Amy_C
, Oct 2021
The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the murders, and answered all our questions. Even though I had already read some about the events since we had a family connection, I still learned a lot! It was a lot of walking but he did a great job stopping every so often to give rest breaks and more details about the murders.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks so much for your review! I loved having you on this tour. The family connection you mention is truly amazing!! Thanks for sharing:) My very best, Jim
star-5
Things I never knew about my own city!
Colleen_L
, Sep 2021
A fantastic tour! I live in Austin and I never even knew about the horrible murders of 1885. It is an evening of true crime that you will not forget by the amazing host Jim Miles. You'll also learn about other people who have taken the tour that have roots in true crime -- your own connection could become a future part of the tour! The tour does start off with a bang (the telling of a grisly slaying), so prepare yourself. Walk the downtown streets of Austin and learn a part of history of this former cow town with dirt roads that many Austinites do not even know! (Also, I promise Shoal Creek will never be the same for you afterward!)
star-5
Austin Bachelorette
Tamara_C
, Sep 2021
Had a wonderful time,the guide was super friendly and he even spiced it up with telling a few ghost stories! Highly recommend, definitely going to book a ghost tour next!
star-5
Great your, interesting history
Richard_H
, Sep 2021
Jim is a great storyteller and shares the history of America's first known serial murders in a way that fascinates and yet is still respectful. Nice easy walk.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you so much for your review :-) enjoyed this group very much! please come back and see us again soon! True crime forever!! Best, JM

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