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Private Haunted Tours
Flagstaff's history is inextricably tied to the westward expansion of the railroad in the 1880s. But along with the opportunities came the growing pains —fires, accidents, prostitution and rivalries...
When the day and time have arrived you’ll meet your group at the proper location. We ask our guests to arrive five to ten minutes early so your guide has time to greet your party and check you in. The guide will have the night’s itinerary at hand so your job is to show up in comfortable clothes and walking shoes and be prepared for whatever pops up during the tour. Several of our guests have captured orbs on phone cameras so feel free to snap away. Freaky Tours would love it if you share any images you capture and we’re working on a website where images and experiences can be shared.
Once upon a time in the mid-1800s Flagstaff was home to a few sheep herders and ranchers who settled the land under the Homestead Act. That all changed when the railroad came through around 1892 and the tiny settlement at the base of the San Francisco Peaks sprouted saloons and gambling halls (and a few merchandising stores) almost overnight. The town avoided the fate of many a railroad boom town because of the foresight of businessmen like E.E. Ayer, who opened the town’s saw mill just weeks after the first train ran through. The saw mill provided steady employment for men and their families and where there are families, churches, schools and mercantile ventures sprang up. Not that the saloons and bars disappeared! The vices of the West remained and many a colorful character was known to wander the town, looking for a gun fight or a game of poker to pass his time.
The ghost tour is approximately 1 mile on the sidewalks and streets of downtown Flagstaff. The pace is moderate at times with 7 to 8 stops at historic “haunts” and lasts about 75 minutes.
Tours are not suitable to children under the age of 13 unless accompanied by an adult.