The Grove

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A one-hour tour of one of Jefferson's most historic - and haunted - locations. The Grove is an 1861 home that uniquely mirrors the history of the riverport city... and the ghost stories there go back over 100 years. The history of the home is fascinating; it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. Along with the history, though, you'll hear ghost stories from the owners and find out just what it's like to live in a haunted home. Come visit The Grove for a peek into Jefferson's past... and a few residents who may still be hanging around!
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Cynthrax
Galveston, TX25 contributions
The people who own The Grove are wonderful and very welcoming. They take their time during tours to thoroughly explain the history of the home, the expansions and their experiences. When I was in the blue room, my stomach turned immediately; when I stepped out, I was fine...I listened from the hallway while they were in that room.

Have your camera ready as there are orbs galore and you may even spot a lady who used to live there. She walks in and out of the back, right-side of the home where there used to be a door.
Written February 12, 2020
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Tish L
Cleburne, TX105 contributions
Friends
This is a home. You are not touring a show place. You an towing someone's home. With that in mind be sure to make a reservation.

The owner and guide is is a writer of history and haunted history. During the tour of this amazing home he wove a beautiful tale of the house's history and occupants. Intertwined were stories of the ghosts that still walk the property making sure their home is always loved and cared for by those who enter.

This is a wonderful tour that I highly recommend.
Written October 31, 2021
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A.S.
Lindale, TX2 contributions
Couples
The Grove is a beautiful historic home in Jefferson. The tour was amazing, informative, and fun. You can tell Mitchell loves the Grove and is dedicated to preserving the history and memories housed there. If you have not read his book about the Grove, I’d highly recommend! We didn’t experience any paranormal although I did feel a little “strange” while standing in the front parlor. Great stop and we’ll definitely be back to tour again!
Written June 26, 2022
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JAGIN
Denison, TX159 contributions
We had the opportunity to visit The Grove, a historic tour home in Jefferson, Texas that was built in 1861. On September 28, 2005, The Grove was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Grove is often referred to “as the most haunted house in Texas.” Author Mitchel Whitington along with his wife Tami are the current and only the 8th owners of the Grove. They have a deep love and respect of this property that is evident to everyone that visits. They are continuously researching the history of Jefferson, Texas along with the history of the Grove. The tour is very interesting and full of facts and surprises. The scheduled tours are on weekends and other times may be arranged by appointment. The tours last about one hour but may take longer if the group has many questions. We strongly suggest checking the website and calling ahead to confirm the tour times. Travel Safe_JAGIN
Written September 28, 2008
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tofte6
Delaware, AR124 contributions
Friends
The owner of this house has done his research to learn the history of his home, and he is a master storyteller. The house is lovely, and every room has its own tale, whether that be the contents of the room or the ghosts that inhabit that part of the location. It was one of the highlights of our visit to Jefferson.
Written February 9, 2018
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Chapina17
Dallas, TX18 contributions
Visiting The Grove was a treat! The owner of the house is not only an author of several books and great story teller, but he's approachable, likeable, great host. We're ghost hunters and I was thrilled to see thru my lens a bright blue orb slowly circle his leg and follow him to another room. I highly recommend it.
Written February 28, 2015
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gonefishingou
Richardson, TX20 contributions
Friends
I can't add anymore that anyone else hasn't already said.. The tour given by the owner of his own house was far more then I was expecting. The $6 charge per person is well, well worth the time.. The story Mitchel tells of the history of the house and the paranormal observations were great... We will go back again!
Written April 6, 2014
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loriw77
Burleson, TX25 contributions
My family of four visited The Grove today. The owner and tour guide, Mitchel, is a gifted storyteller. We found his stories about the home's previous owners, sprinkled with facts about Jefferson's history, to be fascinating. He shared tons of examples of otherworldly experiences that had happened in his 1860 home. You can't miss this tour!
Written March 9, 2014
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BobU412
Dallas, TX894 contributions
Couples
Excellent tour of a historic house, Mitchell is a great story teller, loaded with interesting facts, and a ton of research. This was not a haunted house tour that one would expect, it was a combination tour of this great old house, and excellent research and real ghost stories by the owners. Highly recommend that if you're in Jefferson, you stop by here. Best $6 you'll spend in Jefferson.
Written February 16, 2014
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Krimebag
Cerro Plano, Costa Rica72 contributions
Family
While visiting Jefferson, TX on memorial day weekend we decided to take this tour. We were late, but the host was very nice about it. We put on booties to cover our shoes and caught up with the group. I loved that Mitchel isn't just doing these tours to make money you can tell he really loves this house and its history and simply wants to preserve that and share his love of it with others. None of us had any weird experiences while in the house but loved hearing about the experiences that both Mitchel and his wife have had, as well as other people that have visited. Check this tour out, you won't regret it!
Written June 10, 2019
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