23rd Annual Carson City Ghost Walk to bring history to life Oct. 24 | NevadaAppeal.com

23rd Annual Carson City Ghost Walk to bring history to life Oct. 24

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Mary Bennett leads last year’s Ghost Walk tour through Carson City’s west side.
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The Victorian era of Nevada’s capital city and its spooky history will be explored and theatrically relived in the 23rd annual Carson City Ghost Walk, which offers tours every half hour from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 24.

The spirit-led tours, which depart from the corner of Third and Curry streets behind the Firkin & Fox, offer a glimpse of lingering spirits of past centuries and haunted and paranormal stories through the downtown district’s west side historic homes and businesses, including Bliss Mansion, Brewery Arts Center, Ferris Mansion, Rinckel Mansion and the Governor’s Mansion.

The tours are led by the theatrically devised and historical character Madame Curry, played by Mary Bennett.

This year’s event offers one tour path — a 90-minute jaunt that features five home tours and a mystery for attendees to solve.

Advance tickets cost $15. Tickets on the day of the event cost $20. Children 3 and under are free.

Tours leave rain or shine, and attendees are asked to arrive at least 10 minutes before the walks begin.

The event also offers photo opportunities, tables, psychics and Ghost Walk merchandise for sale.

For tickets, go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com, or call 775-343-6279.

The Carson City Ghost Walk operates annually with the help of volunteers. To help, email Ghostwalkingtour@gmail.com, or call 775-348-6279.