The June 16 tour will begin behind the Firkin & Fox Pub on Third and Curry streets. This is a 90-minute guided walking tour and leaves rain or shine.
All tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Children 4 and younger are free. Tickets are available at the Visitors Center, 1900 S. Carson St. or by calling 775-687-7410 or 800-NEVADA-1 and online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/239239.
Some of the outside stops along the tour include:
• The Bliss Mansion – Built by Duane Bliss is a three story, 8,500 square 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.
• Ferris Mansion - Home of George Ferris, Jr., inventor of the Ferris Wheel for the Chicago World Columbian Exposition in 1893.
• Rinckel Mansion - Built by the fortune of Mathias Rinckel, a forward-looking meat magnate who struck it rich supplying Gold Rushers and Lake Tahoe lumbermen.