5 Fun & Creepy Ghost Tours Happening In and Around El Paso Memorial Weekend
If you're into haunted history and investigating locations alleged to be haunted, you live in the right place. The long, rich, and haunted history of the El Paso/Las Cruces area rivals that of any other place in America.
Memorial weekend go on a 1920s-themed adventure that starts at the historic and haunted Gardner Hotel in downtown El Paso.
Take part in a paranormal investigation at two of the oldest high schools in town. Or experience for yourself the same abandoned Las Cruces jail the Travel Channel show “Ghost Adventures” investigated.
Jefferson High School Ghost Tour
Friday, May 27 – Paso del Norte Paranormal Society
La Jeff, as Jefferson High School is affectionately known to past and present alumni, is scheduled to be demolished this summer after 73-years of service.
But not before the Paso del Norte Paranormal Society (Ghosts915) conducts a paranormal investigation of the building.
What spooky mysteries does this historic institution hold? Do ghosts really wander its hallways as alleged? Don't look at me, I don’t know either. But you can find out first hand this Friday. [Tickets + More Info]
Haunted 1910 School House & Museum Tour
Friday, May 27 – Southwest Expeditions
Southwest Expeditions, the Las Cruces based adventure tours company, is hosting a tour of a “haunted 1910 era school house” that now “houses a museum full of antiques, old doll collections and mannequins.”
Ramiro Galvan of Paranormal Research Investigations El Paso will guide you through the old building.
The last time the tour was offered, Galvan said some of the guests reported their hair being touched, and feeling like they were being closely followed. [Tickets + More Info]
Gardner Hotel's 100th Anniversary Ghost Tour
Saturday, May 28 – Lost El Paso Paranormal
Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of downtown’s historic Gardner Hotel with Lost El Paso Paranormal.
This is the place that outlaw bank robber John Dillinger rested his head for a night in 1934, and where his death mask is on display in the lobby.
According to Lost El Paso’s Heather Shade, guests have experienced an unseen entity sitting on the end of their bed. Staff has reported getting service calls from rooms that are unoccupied, and where apparitions of former workers and guests have been witnessed. [Tickets + More Info]
Ysleta High School Ghost Walk
Saturday, May 28 – Paso del Norte Paranormal Society
YHS is not only one of El Paso's Most Haunted, by all accounts it is among the most active.
Bonnie Juarez, President of The Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society (Ghosts 915), has conducted numerous investigations and tours of the school and its campus over the years and is very well versed in the legend, lore, and history of the almost-100-year-old Trost building.
Juarez said the evidence they've collected over time is very compelling. “We've caught motion, orbs in the hallways, mist shapes on the stage of the auditorium, and activity in classrooms.” [Tickets + More Info]
Haunted Dona Ana County Courthouse & Jail Ghost Tour
Saturday, May 29 - Southwest Expeditions
Southwest Expeditions, the Las Cruces based adventure tours company, will be conducting a 2-hour walking tour of the famously haunted and extremely active Dona Ana County Courthouse and Jail.
The building located on West Amador in Las Cruces houses the abandoned jail the Travel Channel show “Ghost Adventures” investigated and spotlighted in an episode in 2017.
Ramiro Galvan from Paranormal Research Investigations El Paso will lead you down the maze-like hallways of the 85-year-old courthouse and jail where they have documented all kinds of spooky activities over the years, including shadow figures, disembodied laughter and voices, and loud menacing footsteps. [Tickets + More Info]