The Haunted Magnolia Hotel
Ghost Tours & History Tours
Private Guided Ghost Tours are offered on selected dates.
Tickets must be purchased in advance.
February 12, 2016
February 19, 2016
February 20, 2016
February 26, 2016
March 5, 2016
photo by Dr. Edward Sagebeil
Featured on “Texas Most Endangered Places” 2012 list by Texas
Preservation and destine for demolition, the Magnolia Hotel has now been rescued. Built in 1840 by Texas Rangers, the Magnolia Hotel became Seguin's first stagecoach station and frontier hotel. The Indian Raid Shelter located under the building was once the town's original jail. In 1850 the two story, 10 room addition was added becoming the finest hotel in the area. It was a resting stop for thousands of travelers. After surviving the threat of attacks from the Mexican soldiers, Comanche Indians and the Civil War it then endured the sorrows of the Reconstruction Era. Union Officers took over the hotel while soldiers made camp across the street. By the late 1870's with arrival of the railroad, the hotel once again became the main social gathering point for the town of Seguin. In 1930 the hotel had fallen into disrepair and was transformed into apartments. From the late 1990's until 2013 the building was abandoned and empty. It fell victim to drug users, vandals and prostitutes. In 2013, Jim and Erin Ghedi purchased the building and are now restoring it back to its original 1880 glory! The Magnolia Hotel is truly a Texas Landmark. Over the 170 plus years, thousands of guests have checked into the hotel but for some they never checked out. The hotel is known to be haunted by at least 13 ghosts. Some of the most notable haunts include a pharmacist who mistakenly killed a young girl while attempting to murder his wife. The traveling salesman who committed suicide by cutting his throat has been seen walking the halls at night. Others are the weeping woman who died of a broken heart, the suicide cowboy and the starved prisoner in the basement. The most famous is the fortune teller who held many under her mystic control. Come visit the spirits who linger within the walls of the Magnolia Hotel, if you dare!
Owners, Erin and Jim Ghedi
The Magnolia Hotel
Public Paranormal Investigation!
Given by the
Owners, Jim and Erin Ghedi and
March 19, 2016
Tickets available SOON!
The Magnolia Hotel was recently burglarized during a crime spree. All of the hotel power tools used in our restoration efforts were stolen. The criminals were quickly caught, but unfortunately the items stolen were thrown into the Guadalupe River and forever lost. If you would like to donate to help in our repurchase of the tools the link is below. We very much appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers.
The Magnolia Hotel has been featured on:
Zak Bagans & Arron Goodwin Travel Channel's "Ghost Adventures."
You can see the full episode at: