The Haunted Old Lavaca Jail
Home to the ghosts of violent criminals and murderers!
Located just over 100 miles east of San Antonio, TX is the Old Lavaca County Jail in Halletsville TX. One of the oldest jails in Texas, and real small town haunted gem!
What was once home to the worst of the worst from all over the county, the Old Lavaca Jail is a real test for the most hardened investigators. You could come face to face with the spirits of the violent criminals and murderers that once called it home!
There have been hangings, suicides, murders and many bad things that have happened here. The negative energy is felt throughout the jail, with the feeling of being watched ever-present.
Doors are known to open and slam shut on their own. People often report disembodied voices, and people have even been pushed on their way down the stairs!
Some very clear EVP’s have been captured, shadow figures have been seen, and intelligent responses to questions have been reported!
Are you ready to take on the challenge of the Old Lavaca Jail, and come face to face with the spirits of long-dead violent criminals?
Tickets are limited for this event, so book now and avoid disappointment!
History of the Jail
Built in 1885 on the former site of the D.W. Merritt home, this building served as the Lavaca County Jail until 2005, making it the second-longest continuously operating jail in Texas.
Architects for the building were Dietz & Piper and it was built by the firm Pickett & Mead. The 1885 jail cages on the second floor, were built by P.J. Pauly & Brothers Company.
In 1976, the Mayfield Construction Company of San Antonio enlarged and modified the building, adding newer cells (almost 100 years newer) to the first floor.
Roger Chambers, of Rita, Inc., purchased the building in 2014 with plans to eventually reveal the original building facade through restoration work. Mr. Chambers has purchased several historic properties and many of them are available as filming locations, including the Old Lavaca County Jail.
In 2015, Debra Fawcett became the property manager and began the cleanup and restoration process of the jail. She quickly discovered it was still occupied by a number of spirits including former prisoners and one who she believes to be one of the early sheriffs.
After months of cleanup, she began to allow paranormal groups to visit and investigate the jail. The evidence captured here has been amazing and many groups return multiple times.
- History tour of the location,
- Paranormal investigation class for beginners (separate workshop for returning guests),
- A full night of ghost hunting with an experienced friendly team,
- Use of our state of the art paranormal equipment,
- Free time to investigate at the end of the night,
- Free cookout at the start of the night!