We not only focus on the 300 years of San Antonio history, we also focus and honor the history of the indigenous people of the area
What You'll Get
- Spirits of the Alamo and El Rio de San Antonio Tour, Up To Four People
- Haunted King William Walking Tour, Up To Four People
Participants should expect roughly 1.5 miles of walking, and should wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Dress for the weather.
Spirits of the Alamo & El Rio de San Antonio: A tour that explores the almost 300-year history of San Antonio and the Alamo. Groups learn about indigenous burial grounds and the surrounding structures that help make San Antonio vibrant and unique. Tour guides will share strange facts and stories of apparitions, crime, and cryptic creatures of the South Texas area.
Haunted King William Tour: Just south of downtown San Antonio is The King William Historic District, the first historic district in Texas. This walking tour covers 25 blocks of the historic neighborhood and will explore stories of haunted houses, restaurants, bars, and more. Groups will learn about the haunted history of the neighborhood and of the San Antonio river.
Fear of the Dark: A Veil over the Rational Brain
Lighting does more than let us stay up at night without wasting valuable candles—it also helps curb a common phobia. Join us as we explore the fear of the dark.
It’s hard to ignore the hair-raising effects of a dark basement or a pitch-black stretch of forest at night, even when our rational brain tells us there’s nothing to fear, and few would blame a child for fearing a monster under their bed. But many people (about 5%, according to a recent Gallup poll) retain their fear of darkness well into adulthood, allowing the shadows to stoke their imaginations and sending their bodies into a fight-or-flight response. Others may simply find it difficult to sleep in total darkness, their anxiety leading the way to actual insomnia.
Known as achluophobia or nyctophobia, fear of the dark is most likely an evolutionary trait. Our early ancestors slept outdoors, and those who stayed by the fire to avoid things that went bump in the night—such as lions, snakes, or venomous tabbies—were more likely to see the light of day. Regardless of its cause, the condition is best treated through exposure therapy. Psychologists recommend starting by sitting in a dark room while holding a friend’s hand and slowly graduating to lying in bed alone, finally safe amid the shroud.