Friends in Low Places Carson City Cemetery Tour
Submitted by editor on Wed, 10/13/2010 - 12:22am
Friendly ghosts will lead tours along Carson City’s historic Kit Carson Trail offering tales of the city’s haunted Victorian homes and buildings along two different routes. The “Friends in Low Places” guided cemetery tour is a new addition to the annual festivities, Oct. 22 - 23.
The inaugural “Friends in Low Places” Cemetery sunset tour features “spirited” first-person accounts at the Lone Mountain Cemetery in Carson City is Friday, Oct. 22 at 5:30 p.m. Click here to see the video.
Visitors can meet area spirits of the past including Abe Curry and Jennie Clemens. Abe Curry, one of Carson City’s founding fathers, was reported to have had the largest funeral in the city’s history. Jennie Clemens was the niece of Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain. She died of spotted fever when she was eight years old.
“The Festival of the Spirits” Ghost Walk Tour is Saturday, Oct. 23. Costumed guides lead transfixed tour-goers through Carson City’s historic district. There are two tour choices: The Curses Tour and The Rumors Tour, each with its own specific route. Both depart from 3rd and Carson St. next to the Firkin & Fox Pub.
Spirits of the past will appear and share stories of their endless hauntings on the Historic Kit Carson Trail. Tours being at 10 a.m. and run every 30 minutes until 2 p.m.
The annual Ghost Walk is one of the capital’s most popular events, often selling out in advance.
Tickets are $20 for each tour, or $15 each if both the Cemetery and Ghost Walk Tours are purchased.
Ghost Walk lodging rates are available at City Center Motel starting at $34 per night, 775 882-5535. Call 775 687-7410, 800 NEVADA-1 or go to www.activitytickets.com to purchase tickets online.
Photo: Jennie Clemens’ (1855-1864) home still stands in Carson City.