(Carson City, Nev.) — Carson City’s rich and intriguing history is explored and theatrically relived in our seasonal Ghost Walking Tours with the first tour taking place on May 26, 2012 at 1:00 PM.
The Carson City Ghost Walk is a delightfully spooky and enjoyable way to experience Carson City’s Victorian Era and diverse past. Hear about lingering spirits of the past, haunted and paranormal stories. This is a spirit lead, guided walking tour of the downtown district’s historic homes.
The 1:00 PM tour will be the only tour on May 26 and will leave from behind the Firkin & Fox Pub on 3rd and Curry Streets. This is a 90-minute guided walking tour leaves rain or shine.
All tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and kids 4 and under are free. Tickets are available at the Visitors Center, 1900 South Carson St. or call (775) 687-7410 or 800-NEVADA-1, The Firkin and Fox in Carson City, The Carson City Convention and Visitors and online at: http://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 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.
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.
The Carson City Ghost Walk 2012 partners include The Brüka Theatre, The Firkin & Fox Pub and The Brewery Arts Center and the Carson City Convention & Visitors Bureau.