For slightly less terrifying thrills than the House of Torment, look to the Williamson Museum’s tour of downtown Georgetown’s spookier spots. There will be new ghost stories this year, especially from the Civil War era, for both younger children and older thrill-seekers.
Tours start at 7:30 p.m. both weekends and take place every half hour through 9 p.m., and if you are looking to scare yourself silly, the Halloween weekend times promise a more haunting experience. Plus, on Friday and Saturday, the Nightmare on Jail Hill at the Old Williamson County Jail (where prisoners were kept from 1889 through 1990) will explore the reputedly haunted side of the facility.
Take a tour for $5 to $20; tickets benefit the Williamson County Brown Santa program.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Oct. 30-31. $12-$15. The Williamson Museum, 716 S. Austin Ave. 512- 943-1670, williamsonmuseum.org.