A haunting and entertaining tour of Carson City and The Afterlife
(Carson City, Nev.) – Carson City’s spirited and intriguing history is explored and theatrically re‐lived in the 27th annual all day Carson City Ghost Walk, In the Shadows, on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Guided Tours depart every half hour from the McFadden Plaza on Curry Street starting at 10:00 a.m. The last tour leaves at 2:30 p.m. Each tour lasts approximately two hours long.
The Carson City Ghost Walk is a delightfully entertaining and enjoyable way to experience Carson City’s Victorian Era and diverse history. Hear about lingering spirits of the past centuries, haunted and paranormal stories, meet characters and tour historic homes and businesses along the tour.
This year, there will be one tour path. The tour features home tours and characters from Carson City’s past. The Widow Curry explores communicating with her husband, Abraham Curry, the founder of Carson City, who passed away October 19, 1873, exactly 146 years ago. Part haunted history and part theatricality, costumes are welcome on the tour. These are both spirit lead, guided walking tours of the downtown district and west side historic homes and businesses. The tours leave rain or shine.
There will be photo opportunities, tables, psychics and Ghost Walk merchandise for sale.
All tickets are $15 in advance. $20 on the day of the event. Under 3 years old are free.
Tickets in advance available online at:
(A small fee is charged by brownpapertickets.com for online ticketing). Or, tickets can be ordered via mail by calling 775.348.6279.
Tours depart from The McFadden Plaza located behind the St. Charles Hotel (The Fox Brew Pub) on Curry St. in Carson City. Free parking is available across the street.
All tours leave every half hour beginning at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 2:30 p.m. Please check in 15 minutes before your tour leaves.
Some of the open homes and buildings along the tours include:
The Prang House – Originally built in Dayton, the house was moved to this site in Carson City. The house is famous for resident Louis Prang, “The Father of the American Christmas card.”
The Bliss Bungalow – (John Chartz House) Built in 1914 by John Chartz, who was the District Attorney. There is a me capsule that was placed in the columns in 2005. JImmy Chartz lived in the home until 1999.
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 Bliss Mansion – Duane Bliss built this house in 1879. It has 15 rooms, nine marble fireplaces and is built of clear sugar pine and cedar from The Tahoe Carson Lumber Company. It is a private residence and only opened for tours periodically.
The Governor’s Mansion – Built in 1909. Denver Dickerson was the first Governor to live here with his wife Una, who was the first Governor’s wife to birth a child in the mansion. It continues to host many community events. It is a sight to be seen at Halloween for trick or treaters.
The Carson City Ghost Walk 2019 partners include The Brüka Theatre, The Carson City Culture & Tourism Authority, The Fox Brew Pub and The Brewery Arts Center.
For more information, visit carsoncityghostwalk.com.
In Carson City, your experience starts here. Carson City boasts an array of outdoor adventures, fine restaurants, golf courses, historical attractions, museums, gaming opportunities and a plethora of events and entertainment. Visitors will find plenty of exciting activities and experiences to choose from. In the heart of the action, Carson City is nestled just minutes from world famous Lake Tahoe, electrifying Reno, historic Virginia City and the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range. For more information, visit the Carson City Cultural & Tourism Authority at visitcarsoncity.com.