1601 Navasota, 512/478-7152
Reading headstones at Oakwood Cemetery, dating from 1839, is a browse through a Who's Who guide to Austin history. Herein lies the former podium-rattling Texas governor James Stephen Hogg, gunslinger turned cowtown marshall Ben Thompson, and city father Elijah Pease.
These 45-minute tours by Save Austin's Cemeteries highlight historical – not scary – events from the 1800s. Kids are welcome with parent. There will be re-enactments of "chilling, untimely deaths" by the grave sites, though. Sat., Oct. 27, 10am-4pm. Free (donations accepted).