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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Haunted Weekend

Posted Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 2:08 PM

The weekend is the weekend before Halloween, which around these parts has been come to be known as the “Haunted Weekend”. It started with the Carson City Ghost Walk, which has been a tradition for over a decade, and then the Carson Valley got into the act. There’s now enough going on to keep you busy through the whole weekend. Tours will explore Minden, Gardnerville and Genoa, as well as the Mottsville Cemetery.

Haunted Minden Ghost Walk. Thursday Oct 21, tours at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Carson City Lone Mountain “Friends in Low Places” Cemetery Tour. Friday, Oct 22, tour at 5:30 p.m.

Haunted Gardnerville Ghost Walk. Friday Oct 22, tours at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Carson City “Festival of Spirits” Ghost Walk. Saturday Oct 23, tours every half hour from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Mottsville Cemetery Walk. Saturday Oct 23, tours 6:30-8 p.m.

Haunted Genoa Ghost Walk. Sunday Oct 24, tour at 11 a.m.


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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Haunted Weekend

Posted Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 5:46 PM

This coming weekend is when all the various area ghost walks are talking place. Both Carson City and the Carson Valley are having their haunted walks this weekend. Four in all, spread over Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

  • Friday, October 24: Gardnerville Ghost Walk. Tour times are 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Guided tours will depart from the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Tickets are $5 per person.
  • Saturday, October 25, Daytime: Carson City Kit Carson Trail Ghost Walk. Tours depart every 30 minutes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet in front of the Firkin and Fox, at the corner of Third & Carson Streets. Tickets are $15 per person.
  • Saturday, October 25, Evening: Haunted Gardnerville Cemetery Tour. Guided tours depart every 15 minutes between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Meet at Gardnerville’s Garden Cemetery. Tickets are $5 per person.
  • Sunday, October 26: Haunted Genoa Ghost Walk. There are two tours, leaving at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Meet at Genoa Courthouse Museum. Tickets are $5 per person.

You can also read my report of the 2005 Carson City Ghost walk.


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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Haunted Weekend

Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 12:15 PM

The Haunted Weekend is coming up in just a few days here. This is the second year that Carson City, Gardnerville and Genoa have joined forces to offer one unified weekend of their various Ghost Walks. Here’s what going on this weekend, from the Record Courier.

— The Haunted Gardnerville Ghost Walk guided walking tours depart from the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Gardnerville at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Cost is $5 per person. Hot cider provided by the Douglas County Historical Society.

Carson City’s Something Wicked This Way Comes Ghost Walk is Oct. 20. Ticket holders take tours along the Kit Carson Trail with stops at some of the oldest buildings and homes. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for ages 6-12. Tours are 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Telegraph Square, on the corner of Telegraph and Curry streets.

— The Douglas County Historical Society’s 12th annual cemetery tour is at the Mottsville Cemetery where some of Nevada’s earliest pioneers are buried. Guided tours are about every 15 minutes from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Cost is $5 per person.

— The Haunted Genoa Ghost Walk departs at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Oct. 21 from the Genoa Court House Museum on Main Street in Genoa. Tickets are $5 per person.

For more information, go to Call 782-2555 or (800)727-7677.

The R-C also has details on what you can expect to see on the Gardnerville Ghost Walk. And the Nevada Appeal has details on Carson’s Ghost Walk.


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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Haunted Weekend

Posted Thursday, September 28, 2006 at 2:04 PM

Halloween is becoming a bigger deal every year in Carson City. The Ghost Walk itself has become a huge event over the last few years, and now the Visitor’s Bureau is taking steps to make it even bigger by teaming up with their neighbor to the south, Douglas County. This year seems to be the inaugural year of the “Haunted Weekend“, taking place October 20, 21 and 22.

For one price ($30), you can take part in four different ghostly events around the Carson and Eagle Valleys:

  • October 20: Meet the ghosts of Gardnerville on the guided Haunted Ghost Walk. Meet at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center. Tours depart hourly between 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • October 21 Day: The popular Carson City Kit Carson Trail Ghost Walk begins at 9 a.m. and departs every half-hour until 3 p.m. from Third & Carson Streets. This year’s theme is Grave Concerns. Guided walking tours offer ghostly glimpses into the residents who made history here. There are two tours:
    • The Resurrection Tour features spirits appearing in: Brewery Arts Center, Esser Home, United Methodist Church, Brougher Bath House and Rinckel Mansion.
    • The Remembrance Tour features spirits appearing in: Stewart Nye Home, Edwards House, The Bliss Bungalow, and Bliss Mansion.
  • October 21 Evening: Cemeteries hold special fascinations for many and make one wonder about those buried beneath. Wonder no more about these “past lives” as the ghosts of the historic Genoa Cemetery come to life between 6:30-8 p.m. Meet at the cemetery.
  • October 22: Learn even more about Genoa’s haunted sites on the Genoa Ghost Walk between 10:30-11:30 a.m. Meet at Genoa Courthouse Museum.

This seems to be a pretty excellent promotion, and a good demonstration of the two counties coming together to attract visitors. Of course you can buy tickets to each of these events separately as well. The Carson City Ghost Walk is $15, and each of the others is $5 apiece.

You can make reservations by calling (775)987-7410, or download the PDF form (80kb) and fax it in.


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