The Tremont House is a Galveston institution that dates to 1839. The original Tremont House, built the same year that Galveston was officially founded, was one of the island’s most fashionable destinations. … This landmark was a center of the social life on Galveston Island and in Texas for 26 years.
The Civil War Solider
“The Civil War Solider” ghost is probably the best known at Tremont House. This ghost is said to haunt the first floor lobby, bar, dinning, and office areas of Tremont House. This ghost has been spotted by both staff and guest over the past 20 years the Tremont House has had its doors open for business.
Normally seen or heard marching back and forth up and down the length of the long hallway that makes up the front lobby area in front of the elevator shafts, down past the front desk, back towards the office areas of the Hotel Staff. Front Desk Clerks have heard the click, click, click of boots on the hard marble floor, come out of the backroom, only to find the lobby empty and no one standing at the front desk. Could the solider be watching the front doors of Tremont House? Waiting on Union soldiers to invade the island and standing guard against that possible invasion? Pictured here is Jimmy the Bellboy