If you're looking for a fun and educational ghost tour of Denver, you've come to the right place! US Ghost Adventures is the top haunted house and ghost tour company in America - we even own the Lizzie Borden House!
WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT THIS TOUR?
Experienced and knowledgeable local tour guides host each tour. With our tours, you'll hear firsthand stories from people who've encountered the unexplained. It could be a creepy account by another guest or even a story of the tour guide's own! If you want an amusement park kind of thrill, then our tours aren't for you. We instead offer an authentic and accurate experience and strive to make sense out of the unexplainable. Whether you are visiting Colorado or looking into the haunted past of your hometown, our ghost tour adventures will give you a ghostly experience you'll never forget!
WHY IS DENVER SO HAUNTED?
Denver was founded in 1858 as a mining town by General William Larimer. When the land speculator first arrived at the spot, he wasn't satisfied. Looking across the creek, he spotted the St. Charles claim and headed over to stake a square-mile claim of his own. Most of St. Charles's settlers had returned to Kansas for the winter, leaving behind a small number of people to guard over the claim. Larimer and his crew gave the representatives whiskey, promises, and the threat of a noose. St. Charles was thereby surrendered to Larimer.
The site was renamed Denver City after Kansas City Governor James W. Denver. This was an attempt to butter up the Governor to ensure the city would become the county seat. Ironically, Denver had already resigned and had no say in the decision.
The gold mines went dry, but Denver's future was ensured by becoming the supply hub for the new mines.
In 1862 high winds fueled a fire that broke out in Denver, causing devastating loss. Laws were passed prohibiting wood for buildings, and Denver began to rebuild its buildings using brick.
In 1864 the spring melt combined with rain caused flooding that nearly took Denver off the map. Subsequent flooding occurred in 1875, 1878, 1912, and 1933. In 1950 a dam was finally built on Cherry Creek.
The Silver boom in 1879 brought much fortune to Denver. Saloons, gambling dens, theater all kept the city alive and flourishing. Along with it also came crime and corruption. Underworld bosses worked side by side with city officials and police to profit from gambling and other criminal activity.
While some brought crime, others fought to combat it. In 1893 the women's suffrage organized the prohibition and the right to be treated equally.
The two World Wars and the Great Depression changed Denver's times like the rest of the country, and mining turned into manufacturing. The old pioneer days were long gone, and Denver modernized.
Learn more of the haunting historical past of Denver and book your spot for the Denver Ghost Tour with US Ghost Adventures at www.usghostadventures.com today!
State Capitol Building
Ghost tours are held nightly, rain or shine.
1 hr. across 1 mile
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