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Phoenix is a city with a troubled history and a lot of violence in its past. The original inhabitants of the “Valley of the Sun,” the Hohokam tribe, mysteriously disappeared in the 15th century. Where did they go? Why? No one knows.
Discover the history of the Hohokam and other mysteries on a guided walking Ghost Tour through its dark, eerie streets. Experience chills as you hear stories of the city’s dark past and visit haunted sites.
Your tour will begin at Hotel San Carlos. Built in 1928, the San Carlos was Phoenix’s first high rise hotel with air conditioning. It would host celebrities, like Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart and Gene Autrey, and high ranking politicians.
Three months after its Grand Opening, a woman committed suicide by jumping to her death from the rooftop. Since then, the ghostly figure of a “woman in white” has been seen roaming the halls and at the foot of beds. Once seen, she disappears.
You’ll see St. Mary’s Basilica, the first Catholic Parish in Phoenix and hear about what people have seen in its arched doorway.
Built in 1895, the Rosson House is the oldest surviving house in Phoenix. It was purchased by the city and turned into a museum in 1974. One of the caretakers was murdered just outside the Rosson House Museum in the early 1980s. Your guide will tell you about the murder and why many people believe the caretaker never left.
You’ll hear stories of some of the most well known spirits and legends of downtown. You’ll learn about the Superstition Mountains and the legends about the Dutchman. Hear tales of betrayal, scandals, suicides, tragedies, lost loves, murders and so much more.
This really is a fun way to learn about the local history of Phoenix and it’s educational as well as entertaining.
Other websites are offering this tour for $32, but if you book your ticket here, you’ll only have to pay $25.