Washoe Club Haunted Tours, offered daily, times vary – Featured multiple times on “Ghost Adventures,” The Washoe Club and Haunted Museum offers daily ghost tours. Private, overnight investigations can also be booked. Get details at TheWashoeClubMuseum.com.
Halloween Weekend Events
Electric Halloween Steam Train of Lights, Oct. 30 & 31, 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.: Get in the haunted spirit with a ride on a spooky evening steam train from Virginia City to Gold Hill. A special adult-only train departs at 7:30 p.m. and provides adult beverages to enjoy on the way. Tickets available online.
Fourth Ward School Museum’s Victorian All Hollow’s Eve Ball, Oct. 30, 7 – 10 p.m. – Disneyland’s European Haunted Mansion is a copy of this historic building. Explore it on the eve of Halloween with this adults-only evening, including music and dancing, a costume contest, flashlight tours, a fortune teller, light snacks and drinks. For tickets visit FourthWardSchool.org.
Cemetery Gin’s Hunt for the Spirits, Oct. 30, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Embark on Cemetery Gin’s Hunt for Spirits, a fun and tasty scavenger hunt through town. Participants must use their historic Virginia City knowledge to solve clues and unscramble a secret message of Virginia City’s past, learning more about this historic town while sampling tasty spirits along the way. This is a 21+ event. Purchase tickets online.
Halloween Tricks, Treats and Art for Kids, St. Mary’s Art Center, Oct. 31.: Bring the kids for fun games, prizes, fun art projects and treats in the spookily decorated halls of the historic hospital property. Get tickets here.