Meet lingering spirits of the past, with many haunted and paranormal stories to take in. Some of our spirits even lead the guided walking tours of the downtown district’s historic homes. There are two tour routes this year the “Classic” 90-minute walk and a “Mini” Ghost Walk lasting 50 minutes is made with kids in mind. Costumes are welcome and there will be old fashioned trick or treating on the mini walk a glimpse of the bride ghost and at least two inside tours. The classic route features a tour with Janet Jones through the St. Charles Hotel, four historic homes and a tour through the Governor’s Mansion.
The Classic and Mini tours depart every half hour on Oct. 19. The Classic tours begin at 10 a.m. with the last tour leaving at 2:30 p.m. from behind the Firkin & Fox Pub on Third and Curry streets. This is a 90-minute guided walking tour. The “Mini” Tour is 50-minute guided tour and has four total tours. The first leaving at 10:15 a.m. and the last leaving at 11:45 a.m. Tours are rain or shine.
Classic tickets cost $15 in advance or $20 the day of. Children 2 or younger are free. Mini Ghost Tour tickets in advance cost $7 for general or $5 for 12 and younger in advance, or $10 general and $7 for 12 and younger the day of. Tickets are available at the online at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/193745, by calling 348-6279 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of the stops along the tour include:
•The Bliss Mansion – Built by Duane Bliss is a three story, 8,500 sq ft. mansion that was completed in 1879, built by millionaire Duane L. Bliss, to become his dream home. This 15 room Victorian was built in the Italianate style, and was the biggest and most elaborate home in Nevada at the time.
•The Brewery Arts Center - Built in 1874 by the Carson Brewing Company, which produced Tahoe Beer. The building has been transformed into an arts center.
•The Governor’s Mansion – The mansion was first occupied in July 1909 by acting Governor Denver Dickerson and his family, and first opened to the public during an open house on New Years’ Day, 1910.
•Ferris Mansion - Home of George Ferris, Jr., inventor of the Ferris Wheel for the Chicago World Columbian Exposition in 1893.