Truckee’s sordid past comes to life on Historical Haunted Tour |

Truckee’s sordid past comes to life on Historical Haunted Tour

Scenes from the sixth annual Truckee Historical Haunted Tour, which takes place Thursday and Friday.
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The sixth annual Truckee Historical Haunted Tour will have attendees nervously shifting in their boots with its exploration of the town’s darker past Thursday and Friday.

The event harkens back to days gone by when local law enforcement kept order on the streets — but just barely.

Individual performances will take place at the host sponsor sites: Art Obsessions, Tonini House, Moonshine Ink, Moody’s Bistro & Beats, Truckee Hotel, and Dark Horse Coffee Roasters.

And while the performances are kept under lock and key until showtime, it’s said that only brave souls will follow the Shadows Across The Tracks this year, where darkness and intrigue seem to lurk by the river’s edge.

It is believed that a former constable still keeps watch on this street where anything goes.

Based on true events and steeped in historical fact, the Historical Haunted Tour brings the town’s past to life, with embellishments that make the stories seem even more real. Details will emerge on the tour’s blog over the next few months, but attendees will have to wait for the evening’s performances to unfold to fully satiate their curiosity.

Individual tickets for the Truckee Historical Haunted Tour are restricted to those 21 and over. Tickets are $45 each and are timed.

Tours begin at 5 p.m. and run every 15 minutes through 8 p.m. VIP packages are available.

The Truckee Historical Haunted Tour is the original production created by Sunshine Tahoe as an immersive experience to celebrate the town’s historic gems.

Conceived to help raise funds for a handful of non-profit organizations, the Historical Haunted Tour is now the signature fundraiser for Trails & Vistas, whose mission is to inspire community by celebrating the arts in nature.

The Tour enables Trails & Vistas to produce a program of Art Hikes for local third grade students.

Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

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