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Haunted History of Old San Antonio

Discover Old San Antonio's most haunted places and uncover the history that lies waiting for those who dare to enter their doorways.

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About the founders

Lauren Swartz was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and is a 12th generation Texan. Her love of history for the city of San Antonio and all things spooky led her and her husband James Swartz to open up Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours in 2011. In 2012 they became authors of The Haunted History of Old San Antonio, which has become the best selling ghost book about San Antonio. Four years later they opened up Sisters Grimm Oddities Parlor inside of the most Haunted Hotel in Texas- the Menger Hotel.

  • Absolutely amazing experience!

    Starting with the shop itself, which is full of cute gothic trinkets and really set the mood while we waited. The person at the counter, Lily was so helpful and fun, she made sure I was getting the right sized t-shirt for my kiddo which I really appreciated!

    Nicholas McKenzie on Sep 18, 2023 
  • The shop is so cool and full of such beautiful things.

    The shop is so cool and full of such beautiful things. We will definitely come back!

    K on Sep 18, 2023 
  • Please check out the shop it’s amazing and the staff is excellent.

    I highly recommend checking out their shop before the walk, or bus tour, for all kinds of unique and very cool gifts!

    Ricardo Regalado on Sep 18, 2023 


Nestled within the legendary Menger Hotel since 2016, our oddity shop is a gateway to an extraordinary world of history, mystery, and the supernatural. The Menger Hotel, steeped in the rich tapestry of San Antonio's past, provides an evocative backdrop to our immersive shop. It's a meeting point for those embarking on ghost tours, where tales of the hotel's haunted past come to life.

πŸ“ 204 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 Suite J

Retail Store is Open Monday-Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.