Join us on the evening of Oct. 26 for an old west period, theatrical tour filled with tales from our historic downtown in Globe. Straight from the archives you will hear historical accounts and reenactments of what occurred in our bustling Arizona mining town from times past. Actual tales, actual sightings, actual history and memorable actor portrayals. With Globe’s wild west and bawdy origins, it is no wonder why we tout a great deal of unexplained activity. Are the bumps in the night, the whispers in the dark and the glimpses of people from times past just all in our heads? Is it the copper and minerals in our soil, is it the unrest of our mined earth, or is it much, much more? Our Ghosts of Globe guests will tour Globe’s historic downtown by group to hear tales of history, the mysterious and the unexplained.
Our 2019 tour will shine with eight new stories, and four inside historic building stops. Tour guests will see the 1910 Jail, the 1906 Courthouse (both featured on the Travel Channel’s #1 show, Ghost Adventures), the 1916 Train Depot, a step inside the late 1800’s old Keegan’s saloon, and stand on the land that once donned the hanging tree. In addition to all of the stops on this fabulous walking tour, guests will be shuttled down Broad Street via the 1952 La France firetruck, courtesy of the Gila County Historical Museum and the Globe Firefighters Association. With special thanks to the Globe Fire Department, Chief Robinson, Mayor Gameros and their skilled team of drivers.
Tour tickets are $20 per person, with entry donation funds going to the Globe Downtown Association and the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts restoration funds. The tours launch from the 1910 Jail on Oak starting at 6 p.m., last tour launches at aprox at 8:30 p.m. Look for our “EVENT-SPECIFIC” Tent and Line~ The Ghosts of Globe tour runs about 2 hours, and involves some stairs and alley walking, please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes. We do have an ADA option to the tour, just tell us at the ticket booth and we take great care of you. To reserve your tour launch time in advance visit Eventbrite.com, or tickets will be available at the event. Due to the subject matter, this tour is not suitable for children. Although, children under 10, are free with the understanding of tour subject content and parental supervision.
Do you love watching paranormal shows on TV? Then you will love our Midnight After-Hours Tours. These after-hours tours are not for the faint of heart. Limited to 13 guests per location, guests experience first hand the ins and outs of the work of professional paranormal investigation teams. Now four locations to choose from, the 1910 Jail in Globe, the Drift Inn Saloon in Globe, the Old Dominion Commercial building block in Globe, or the Bullion Plaza School in Miami. From midnight until 2 a.m., learn hands-on the tools of the trade and experience first hand a real live ghost hunt/paranormal investigation. Our professional investigation teams are coming in from both Phoenix and Tucson donating their time to help raise some money for our continued Globe historic downtown restoration projects. Tickets are $30/person and available now via Eventbrite.com.
It is going to be a not-to-miss weekend of pre-Halloween fun and history galore. Plan to stay overnight with us, we have many wonderful B&B’s and hotels, as well as yummy downtown food and “watering hole” destinations. Find us on Facebook via GLOBE HISTORIC DOWNTOWN, or call 928-425-0884 and we would be happy to direct you. The annual Ghosts of Globe Walking Tour event is brought to you by the Globe Downtown Association, the Copper Cities Community Players, the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts and the City of Globe.
Many thanks in advance to our over 100 volunteers who work on this event every year.
From our first-account experience interviewers, research team, script writers, actors and costumers all the way to the heroes at the City of Globe Public Works department, we are thankful for all of the countless hours of effort to help us raise funds for our buildings restoration fund. See you on October 26!
For more information, message Molly Cornwell at 480-345-7477.