Carson City Ghost Walk—Cancelled
June 1, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – October 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
The Carson City Ghost Walk is cancelled for 2020. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2021!
Visitors to downtown Carson City are often drawn to the supernatural lore of many vintage homes and buildings in the historic district, where the rich, fascinating history of these haunts can be explored with the incomparable Madame Curry, who theatrically re-lives Carson City’s past.
The Carson City Ghost Walk is cancelled in 2020. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2021!
An historically fictional character based on the widow of Carson City founder Abraham Curry, Madame Curry provides charming guided tours and delights guests with dramatic stories and snippets from the capital city’s past during the seasonal Carson City Ghost Walk, occurring 12 Saturday evenings between June 1 and Sept. 28.
This year marks the 28th season of the Carson City Ghost Walk, providing guests with a spooky, fun and enjoyable way to experience Carson City’s Victorian Era and diverse history.
Hear about lingering spirits from previous centuries, haunted and paranormal stories as well as town gossip from the past. The Carson City Ghost Walk is spirit-led, family-friendly guided walking tour of the downtown historic district’s vintage homes and buildings.
Saturday evening Ghost Walks depart from Bob McFadden Plaza (Curry at Third Street) in downtown Carson City. Guests are asked to arrive 10 minutes early. Walks from June through August start at 7 p.m. September walks begin at 6 p.m.
These scheduled tours leave rain or shine. Dress for the weather and for the walk. Bring a light source if we lose daylight.
Evening dates are June 1, 22 and 29; July 6, 13 and 27; Aug. 17, 24, 31; and Sept. 14, 21, 28.
Then on Oct. 19 the Carson City Ghost Walk season comes to a dramatic close with its all-day event featuring walking ghosts, characters and historical entertainment from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The west side of Carson City was settled in the late 1850s at the beginning of the largest silver rush in history. It was a time of great prosperity, discovery and excitement as Nevada became the “battle born” state in 1864.
Some of the stops along the tour include:
The Bliss Mansion: A three-story, 8,500 sq. ft. mansion built in 1879 by millionaire Lake Tahoe lumber magnate Duane Bliss as 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.
Ferris Mansion: Home of George Ferris, Jr., inventor of the Ferris Wheel for the Chicago World Columbian Exposition in 1893.
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.
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 Governor’s Mansion: Situated on beautiful Mountain Street —called “Celebrity Row” by Madame Curry—this elegant, classic revival mansion was built 40 years after Nevada became a state and was first occupied by Governor Dickerson and his family in 1909. In 1907, the “Mansion Bill” and neighbor Mrs. T.B. Rickey made this residence possible. There are many spirits linked to this mansion and area.
For more information on planning your trip to Carson City, please dial the Carson City Visitors Center at (775) 687-7410 or click Visit Carson City.