Carson hosts its ghost walk Oct. 22
October 4, 2011
Aberrations await and spirits will linger throughout the historic district of Carson City during the 19th annual Classic Ghost Walk Oct. 22.
Madame Curry, one of the city’s founding ladies joins a bevy of costumed actors and psychics who provide stories of mystery and intrigue accompany the highly popular theatrical walking tours through Victorian-era historic Carson City. During the guided tour you’ll have the unique opportunity to explore inside various homes from the 1800s.
Tour guides will tell colorful stories about the buildings and their owners of the 1800s Victorian-style homes while walking along the historic 2.5 mile Kit Carson Trail.
1800s Victorian-style homes tops along the tour include:
The Bliss Mansion – Built by lumber baron Duane Bliss, this three-story, 8,500 square-foot mansion was completed in 1879. The 15 room Victorian was built in the Italianate style and was the largest 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 Carson City’s premier arts center.
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Ferris Mansion – Home of George Ferris, Jr., inventor of the Ferris Wheel for the Chicago World Columbian Exposition in 1893.
Rinckel Mansion – Built from the fortune of Mathias Rinckel, a forward-looking meat magnate who struck it rich supplying Gold Rushers and Lake Tahoe lumbermen.
Tours for this event begin near the Firkin & Fox Pub on 3rd and Curry streets and depart every half hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door with children 4 and under free and 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, and online at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/193745.
The Carson City Ghost Walk 2011 partners include The Brüka Theatre, The Firkin & Fox Pub, The Brewery Arts Center and the Carson City Convention & Visitors Bureau.