Summer season of Carson City Ghost Walk tours underway | NevadaAppeal.com

Summer season of Carson City Ghost Walk tours underway

Nevada Appeal staff report
Mary Bennett portrays Madame Curry at the annual Ghost Walk tour through Carson City’s west side.
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Carson City’s rich and intriguing history is explored and theatrically relived in our seasonal Ghost Walking Tours, led by the theatrically devised and entertaining historical character Madame Curry.

The annual tours offer a spooky and enjoyable look at Carson City’s Victorian Era. Attendees hear about lingering spirits of the past centuries, haunted and paranormal stories. This is a spirit-lead, guided walking tour of the downtown district’s west side historic homes and businesses. The 90-minute guided walking tour leaves rain or shine. Attendees are asked to arrive at least 10 minutes before the walk begins.

Tours depart from Third and Carson streets, next to the Firkin & Fox. All tours leave at 6:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. They take place on June 6; July 18; Aug. 15; Aug. 29; Sept. 12 and Sept. 19.

Some of the stops along the tour include:

Bliss Mansion — built by Duane Bliss, three-story, 8,500 square foot mansion that was completed in 1879. The 15-room Victorian was built in the Italianate style and was the biggest and most elaborate home in Nevada at the time.

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 meat magnate who struck it rich supplying Gold Rushers and Lake Tahoe lumbermen.

All tickets cost $15 in advance, with an additional online fee. Tickets for anyone who pays at the event cost $20. Children under 3 are admitted free. Tickets in advance available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com or by mail.

The Carson City Ghost Walk 2015 partners include The Brüka Theatre, The Firkin & Fox, the Brewery Arts Center and the Nevada Press Association.