Ghost walk resurrected in Carson City |

Ghost walk resurrected in Carson City

The haunting past of Nevada’s capital city will come alive Oct. 19 during the 10th annual Carson City Ghost Walk along the historic Kit Carson Trail.

The 1 1/2- hour guided walking tours lead groups of all ages through the West’s largest historic homes district. The tours recreate authentic ghost tales from past and present occupants at historic locations such as the Nevada State Capitol and the Governor’s Mansion.

In the spirit of Halloween, Ghost Walk visitors will be treated to hair-raising stories at other locations along the Kit Carson Trail, including the Bliss Mansion. Currently used as a bed and breakfast, its history can be traced to 1879, when Duane L. Bliss, a lumber and railroad magnate, built the mansion. At the time, it was the most modern and largest home in Nevada. Built entirely of clear wood, it was the first home in the state entirely piped for gas lighting. The St. Charles-Muller Hotel, which was which was constructed in 1962 and is one of Carson City’s first buildings, is another stop for more haunting history of Nevada’s capital city. More ghoulish anecdotes will be told at the Krebs-Peterson House, where John Wayne’s last movie, “The Shootist” was filmed. An authentic haunted house is also planned for the Ghost Walk.

This year, organizers will be offering two different tours to accommodate more participants. Historically the tours are sold out, so advance purchase tickets are recommended by calling 1-800-NEVADA or by purchasing tickets at the Carson City Visitors Center, 1900 So. Carson Street. Tours are limited to 40 people each.

Tours will be offered every half hour from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling the Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau at (775) 687-7410 or (800) NEVADA-1. Prices are $10 general admission and $8 for children under 12 and people over 65 years of age.

Each tour will begin at the Nevada State Museum Courtyard, where Blue Grass music, tarot card reading and other entertainment will greet tour participants. The Kiwanis will be offering a pancake breakfast and the Nevada State Museum docents will be selling hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch.

An addition to this year’s activities will be a special presentation of “Mark Twain’s Adventures Out West” performed by Jim Post, who has earned critical praise for his tribute to Twain. The show will feature colorful and unforgettable characters, original songs, wit and wisdom, as well as offering insight into Twain’s travels West where he started his writing career. The Smithsonian Institute says: “Nothing less than brilliant, each sentence and song a gem. A Broadway Show.” The 7:30 p.m. performances, which are scheduled for Oct. 18 and 19, are sponsored by the Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau. General admission is $18. Admission for those with a Ghost Walk ticket stub is $12. For ticket information call the Brewery Arts Center at (775) 883-1976 or visit the Web site at

Some events may change. For the most current information regarding the Ghost Walk contact the Carson City Convention & Visitors Bureau at (775) 687-7410 or 1-800-NEVADA-1 or visit the Web site at

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