Wow oh wow… What. A. Venue!!
Located in the heart of the National Historic District of Fort Worth Stockyards, Miss Molly’s Hotel is a real step back in time! Built in 1910 this former brothel gives visitors an authentic look at the city’s somewhat raucous and rowdy past. A sign outside one of the rooms says: “Street ladies bringing in sailors must pay for room in advance.”
Walking through the seven bedrooms is like spending time in a museum. All have turn-of-the-century décor and antiques. Every room reflects parts of Forth Worth’s colorful history. Some rooms feature cowboy and rodeo themes while others capture the oil and railroad days
Your Ghost Hunt
Join a team of friendly experienced ghost hunters along with other members of the public as we head into Miss Molly’s Hotel in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards, TX, for what promises to be a night not to forget!
Not only will you be conducting a full night of paranormal investigating at one of the most haunted locations in Texas, but you’ll be sleeping (or trying at least) in the haunted hotel rooms!
And as an added bonus you’ll also enjoy a private tour on the Stockyards Ghosts Tour, which is a sell-out every weekend! Taking in the stories and lore surrounding one of the most historic areas in Texas!
Topping off a fun night of ghost hunting we’ll be sending you off with full bellies, as we’ll offer a scrumptious breakfast in the morning.
Are you brave enough to investigate and stay over at this unique and very active haunted location? Book now to avoid disappointment!
18 and over’s only! No alcohol is allowed and anybody under the influence of drugs/alcohol will be asked to leave and their booking fees lost.
History of Miss Molly's
Located in the middle of the Fort Worth Stockyards, Miss Molly’s is the oldest Bed and Breakfast in Fort Worth. Established as a boarding house in 1910 and called the Palace Rooms, it went through the prohibition period being called The Oasis and later as a Bordello in the 1940’s when it was called the Gayatte Hotel.
Miss Molly’s is just old enough to have caught a glimpse of the Wild West and all of the time period of America’s speak-easy and bordello days. Its long history as a boarding house has included a vast number of residents. Apparently, some have decided to extend their stay. Perhaps the large number of antiques and period pieces in the hotel remind them of the bawdy times that they shared there.
The former brothel gives visitors an authentic look at the city’s somewhat raucous and rowdy past. A sign outside one of the rooms says: “Street ladies bringing in sailors must pay for room in advance.”
Walking through the seven bedrooms is like spending time in a museum. All have turn-of-the-century décor and antiques. Every room reflects parts of Forth Worth’s colorful history. Some rooms feature cowboy and rodeo themes while others capture the oil and railroad days.
A favorite room for guests is Miss Josie’s Room, named after a former madam. The room was originally decorated in red velvet, but now has a fabric on the ceiling and lace covering everything from pillows to curtains.
There is a wood burning stove along with a private bathroom complete with an old fashioned bathtub and a pull-chain toilet.
If your tastes lean toward cowboys, rodeos and railroads, other rooms feature pictures of famous outlaws like the Sundance Kid. There are also old boots, hats, railroad spikes, and whistles.
GHOSTS OF MISS MOLLY'S HOTEL
The seven themed rooms in the hotel all share stories of paranormal activity, with the Cattlemen’s and Cowboy rooms having some of the more famous sightings of apparitions. Visitations have also occurred in the current owner’s private room’s number eight and nine of a young girl, who is considered a former tenant of the hotel. Most of the sightings have involved the former working girls from the hotel’s days as a bordello.
The phenomena at Miss Molly’s includes full bodied apparitions, unexplained scents, items disappearing and reappearing, toilets flushing on their own, lights turning on and off, cold spots, unlocked doors refusing to open, and a variety of unidentified but entertaining sounds. According to a former owner, one housekeeper quit because she kept finding coins in rooms even though there had been no guests in that room and she had just finished cleaning only to return and find the coins where she had just cleaned.
Miss Molly’s has been visited by a number of paranormal investigation groups and is listed with Texas Christian University’s paranormal activity class, which makes regular visits to record the phenomena. Copies of unusual photos and tape recordings, as well as statements of the investigators and results, are kept prominently in the common living area.
The hotel situated above Fort Worth’s Star Café takes visitors up a staircase to another era, period furnishings, furniture, and a number of stories about unexplained happenings provided with first hand accounts by the owner. Miss Molly’s is considered one of the most haunted properties in Fort Worth and one of the most active paranormal sites in Texas.
- Paranormal investigation 101
- Full night of ghost hunting with the team
- Experiments and vigils in separate groups
- Use of our equipment which includes, trigger objects, EMF Meters, EVP Recorders, Ghost Box etc.
- Free time to investigate at the end of the night!
- Snacks and drinks provided all night! (Only the highest quality snacks and drinks, no cheap brands!)
- Continental breakfast in the morning.
- Accommodation Included (Choice of rooms below!)
- A ghost tour of the historic Fort Worth Stockyards
- Tiffany’s Room (Sleeps 4 – Minimum 4 people required) *Available
- Railroader (Sleeps 2 – Minimum 2 people required)*Available
- Gunslinger (Sleeps 2 – Minimum 2 people required) *Available
- Rodeo (Sleeps 2 – Minimum 2 people required) *Available
Cattlemen’s (Sleeps 2 – Minimum 2 people required)*BOOKED
- Miss Amelia’s (Sleeps 4 – Minimum 4 people required) *Available
- Cowboys (Sleeps 4 – Minimum 4 people required) *Available
- Miss Josie’s (Sleeps 2 w/ private bath – Minimum 2 people required) *Available
Historic Fort Worth Stockyards
Any native of Fort Worth will tell you that the city is where the West begins. Strolling through the Stockyards section of town offers a ride back to memories of cowhands and cattle drives up the Chisholm Trail. It’s where a small fort was built to fend off Indians, where fortunes were made and lost, and where many riders left on their last trip heading to Kansas with the cattle herds. It’s Hell’s Half Acre, and it contained as many bordellos, gambling halls, and saloons that could fit on that patch of land.
Today, the Fort Worth Stockyards look almost identical to the way they did during the heyday of the cattle drives. Hotels, restaurants, and shops still share the same streets, the same old wood frames, and possibly some of those same old trail hands and outlaws that once walked down Exchange Avenue.
When the old steam locomotive, the Tarantula Train, pulls into town on its run, not everyone who steps off has paid for a current ticket—some are phantoms from a bygone era.
Ghost stories are plentiful in the Stockyards. It was regularly home to outlaws and gunfights. From the General Store to Miss Molly’s Hotel, one walk down Exchange Avenue might have you wondering if the cowboy next to you is an actor or an actual ghost from the past.
Miss Molly’s Hotel, a former bordello, is still maintained the way it was when it was first visited by cowhands making a last visit to see the ladies before they hit the trail. At least two rooms and the kitchen are reputedly haunted, with a visiting reporter once waking up in the middle of the night to find a former blond employee from the hotel’s glory days sitting on his bed.
The Stockyard’s hotel has recorded at least two ghosts sighted by the staff. It had been the hotel of choice for Bonnie and Clyde, who spent a night in room 305. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid also favored the Stockyards for a resting place, along with other members of the Hole in the Wall Gang.
Walk into any store or restaurant and one of the old-timers will have a ghost story to tell. After all, with Billy Bob’s—the world’s largest Honky Tonk—in town, maybe some of the old cowpokes couldn’t bear to head out before one more round.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Should I Expect on an Ghost Hunt?
Become a paranormal investigator for the night like the TV stars of Most haunted, ghost adventures or TAPS Ghost hunters.
Use some of the specialized equipment and be guided by experienced paranormal investigators who will share their knowledge, techniques and experiences of hunting for ghosts or spirits.
Feel free to bring along any of your own equipment including but not limited to EVP recorders, flashlights, cameras or video cameras.
Bring extra clothing as in some parts old buildings may get cold but please refrain from wearing clothing that can cause distracting sounds. Many old buildings have a story to tell and we will supply them to you along with of course the ghost stories.
There will be breaks and light refreshments are provided.
We are not out to try and convince the world of the existence of an afterlife. That’s for you to decide.
We can be Sceptical and logical yet open to other beliefs and prayers of protection will be carried out.
We do not perform tricks and will not be running around with sheets on our heads!
You will be with like-minded people looking for the answer “is there really an afterlife”?
However much we try unfortunately we can’t guarantee that members of the spirit world will make their presence known but we can at least guarantee that you will experience a fun and interesting night.
Do I receive an actual ticket?
The event is ticketless. Your proof of booking is your booking confirmation email. You will also receive an email with important information prior to your event, usually the week of.
Is there any age limit of who can attend these events?
The age limit is 18 years and over.
Will there be a Medium at the event?
All events listed on Haunted Rooms are hosted by experienced Hosts and Professional Psychic/Clairvoyant Mediums. However sometimes a Medium(s) may not always be present – but as usual, you will be in very safe hands with our experienced Hosts who have a wealth of knowledge and are fully trained in all aspects of professional public ghost hunting events and experience nights.
Can I sleep at an event?
Unless it is otherwise stated, events don’t include sleepover.
Will I see a Ghost?
Unfortunately, activity will not just happen on command, however using the various experiments and experienced hosts on the events, everything will be done to offer the best chance of spiritual activity.
It was an amazing experience!
This was my first time doing something like this! It was an amazing experience! Hosts were friendly full of information and very helpful! I can’t wait to attend another event in the future! Thank you!
The Team Was Awesome!
The Team was awesome, and it was great to get to actually get to use some equipment that I had only seen on television in the past, such as the Kinect mapping camera and the portal box. Great results, and as a bonus, the mediums picked up on the spirit of my late wife, as well as her name coming through the equipment.
Saw a silouhette of a man walking past inner door of a cell, to find that there was no one in it, and no way in or out except the door I went in! One of my companions was touched. All in all, an excellent evening, and myself and two people I met that evening from my town are planning our next Haunted Excursion!
Thank you all so much for providing all these great locations!
Sincerely, David P. McMillen
It was definitely a fun experience!
It was definitely a fun experience! This was my little sister and my first time doing anything like this!! I can’t wait to go to another event! Hopefully in the near future!
I had an amazing experience.
I had an amazing experience. I have been to two events with this team. This was night and day from the OG Pyle house early this month. It was well organized and explained. The lead investigators were very knowledgeable and knew where to direct the participants. I enjoyed and will be booking again