Come join Horsefly History Tours: History With a Bite!as we venture back in time to search for the hidden history lurking just out of sight in Durango. History tours can be boring but our walking tours reveal the darker side of Durango's past; thus, "History With a Bite!"
Downtown Durango is saturated with paranormal activity. You don’t need to walk far to get your fill of ghost stories. This season we have condensed our regular ghost tour into this special Halloween one hour tour. The 900 block of Main Avenue was home to a plethora of saloons, dance halls, brothels, and gambling halls. It was the stomping ground for outlaws, gamblers, prostitutes, miners, and railroad workers. Late night escapades, fueled by whiskey, resulted in many tragic events.
On September 25, 2020 we will be offering our Halloween Ghost Tour. The tour kicks off outside of Toh-Atin gallery where you will hear the chilling story of an outlaw brought to justice by a vigilante mob. We will then explore what was once considered the saloon block. The ghost of the Sheriff still lingers in the place he was brutally murdered, a sporting girl still wanders a building where her throat was slashed, and a little boy still plays and runs around the halls of an old hotel where he’s eternally waiting for his mom. The grande finale is a tour of a truly haunted stretch of a historic underground tunnel. So come join us if you’re ready to get spooked!
Comfortable walking shoes will make the tour more enjoyable. Fall in Durango can be chilly so please be prepared with layers. There will be opportunities to sit down if need be. We will be walking the Durango sidewalks which are uneven at times. Respectful etiquette is required.