Haunted buildings in Fort Worth

Gather ‘round Fort Worth — Halloween is less than 2 weeks away, and we have spooky insights on some of the most haunted places in the city + their mysterious inhabitants. Fort Worth was established in 1849, and it appears that some past residents never left. 

Miss Molly’s Hotel, 109 W. Exchange Ave.

In the Stockyards area of Fort Worth sits Miss Molly’s Hotel which opened in 1910. Since that time, the building has been a boarding house, a high-end hotel for wealthy cattlemen, a brothel + the city’s first-ever official bed and breakfast. Over the decades, the building has apparently accumulated a collection of spirits, including a cowboy, a woman, and a small child. 

According to the hotel’s website, the 7 themed rooms all share stories of paranormal activity, and one previous guest said of their stay, “Do not expect to sleep too much as there is activity all night long.” 

The door to Miss Molly's Hotel
Miss Molly’s Hotel is a little too inviting. | Photo via @carolinecantcook

Still not spooked? This one is bound to get your palms sweating. 

Thistle Hill, 1509 Pennsylvania Ave.

Thistle Hill was constructed in 1903 for wealthy rancher Tom Waggoner’s daughter. Several Fort Worthians lived in the building until it became vacant from 1968-1975

During renovations years later, there were multiple reports of paranormal activity including:

👻 A woman dressed in white on the landing of the grand staircase.

👻 A man dressed in tennis clothes on the grounds sporting a handlebar mustache. 

👻 Music blaring from a closed-off third-story bedroom.

👻 Voices and footsteps heard throughout the mansion.

Thistle Hill in Fort Worth
Is it just us or does Thistle Hill look like Bly Manor? | Photo via @havingfuninthetexassur

If you want to get into the spooky spirit and check out these sites yourself, the Stockyards have ghost tours that are bound to keep you up at night, and Thistle Hill also has its own murder mystery case you can solve.