*Special Event: Only 15 spaces for this event available! Offers a much more intimate setting for a night of ghost hunting!
Come and join a ghost hunt with a local team of real paranormal investigators in one of the most haunted manor houses in all of Texas! Munzesheimer Manor, in Mineola.
The night begins with an introduction to ghost hunting and the location, then you’ll split off into more intimate groups carrying out vigils using the equipment which we can provide, together with the members of the team. If you want to bring your own equipment you can do that too!
Tickets are limited so hurry and book now to avoid disappointment!
Ghosts of Munzesheimer Manor
The Manor has been home to many influential people here in town and is home to a number of ghosts. The most notable is a young boy named Eli. During an investigation, the team was able to communicate with him as well as get him on camera moving a bag of drinks about 12 inches across the floor! There have also been numerous reports of disembodied voices, whispering, and knocking sounds, as well as orbs shadows and feelings of uneasiness.
- Night of ghost hunting with the team
- Introduction to ghost hunting and the equipment
- History of the location
- Snacks/Drinks throughout the night
- Accommodation (rooms and beds)
- Late check out 1pm
- Additional guests in certain rooms may be allowed upon request (though would need their own bedding/mattresses) *this is subject to availability and numbers required. Please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org if unsure.
Two rollaway beds are on hand as well for any groups requiring more than the said room capacity. If you have a group of 3 for instance and you’re looking to book a room that sleeps 2, depending on availability we may be able to provide a rollaway bed. Please contact us if you are interested in doing this.
- Blasingame Room – Sleeps 2 (3 with rollaway bed)
- Cowan Room – Sleeps 2 (3 with rollaway bed)
- Perry Room – Sleeps up to 5
- Conductor Cottage – Sleeps 2 (3 with rollaway bed)
- Kringle Cottage – Sleeps 2 (3 with rollaway bed)
- Tack Cottage – Sleeps 2 (3 with rollaway bed)
History of Munzesheimer Manor
Gustav Munzesheimer built the Manor in 1898 as a wedding gift to his new bride Julia Blasingame. They had one daughter, Pauline Munzesheimer and resided at the Manor for 10 years before many hardships would cause the family to separate and move on.
In 1908 Mr. Thomas bought the home and resided here while he co-owned the local Mineola Monitor and was involved in many other activities around town.
After only two years Mr. Thomas sold the home to the talented Perry family who was the first to bring electricity and plumbing into the home. Mr. Perry worked the local cotton oil gin and Mrs. Perry taught music. They had three children, in which one was tragically killed in WW11. The Perry’s lived in the manor for 30 years until selling the home to the Cowans.
Mr. and Mrs. Cowan had a lively family and filled the household with laughter and cheer. Dr. Cowan was a local dentist and served the community for many years before his death in 1978. The Cowan’s had several children, many which still live in or around Mineola today. The Cowan’s lived in the Manor until 1980, in which it was sold and served as a flower shop and Christmas store to name a few.
In 1985, Bob and Sherry Murray from Oklahoma were in search of a home that was fitting enough for a bed and breakfast and sought all over Texas looking for the perfect place. When they saw the Manor in Mineola their dream came true, but they had many renovations to make, as the home was in very poor condition. By 1987, they had restored the home to its original appearance and by that time had researched much of the home’s history and family lore. The doors opened in 1987 and have been serving guests ever since.
In 2013, The Murray’s sold the Manor to a young and energetic couple, Bret and Ashlee, who had been longing to find a place to host guests. It had also been a dream of theirs to start a bed and breakfast, but they were lucky enough to find the same beautiful house the Murray’s had found 26 years ago.
Today, the Manor still greets guests from all over and still engages in family traditions seen in the homes long past.