As Halloween approaches, we decided to take the family down to town for a quick dinner and a walking ghost tour of Breckenridge, Colorado.
The tour is hosted by Wanda and The Summit County Historical Society. It is about an hour and a half and has seven different stops through the heart of downtown.
With Breckenridge being an old gold and silver mining town from the mid 1850’s, there are lots of great stories of boom and bust.
The Brown Hotel was the highlight of the tour for me, as it was an old hotel turned bar and brought back lots of memories of my younger days as a “breck kid.” It was always a great place to grab a beer after work and shoot some pool with my snowboarding buddies. We always would make up some story about seeing the lady of the night ghost when we would go the the restroom. Back in those days, early 1990’s, there were not many tourists, so we would always have some fun telling the few about the ghost upstairs.
Unfortunately, The Brown is not a bar anymore and has been converted into a home. But supposedly the new home owners are still seeing signs of the lady of the night. We did not see anything at The Brown last night.
The last stop was the abandoned Theobold Building on the north end of main street. This old building is boarded up and is easy to miss, but being on main street makes you wonder about its past.
I guess there are 2 ghosts here from a mother and child that came from San Diego and were murdered by their husband/father. There are claims of hearing screaming and crying as people would walk by.
My daughter took a picture and we captured a blue orb. Could not see it with your naked eye, but camera was able to in a couple different spots. Like it was moving around in front of the house.
This is a year round tour. It Definitely fits into the fall season with Halloween and the milder snowless evenings.