Nevada County is blessed when it comes to fall. From eye-popping fall colors to an amazing list of things to do. But there’s one in particular you should include on your trip this autumn. Take in one of the many guided tours happening. Here’s some of the upcoming best tours this season.
Historic Cemeteries & Fall Colors Of Nevada City
October 12th, 2023
The popular annual local history hike series with Folk Trails Hiking Club and the Inn Town Campground returns for the Historic Cemeteries tour. The free hike starts at the Robinson Plaza in downtown Nevada City, in front of the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce. At 4pm, you’ll set off on a lovely four-mile stroll through its historic cemeteries. This includes Pioneer Cemetery off West Broad Street, St. Canice Historical Cemetery, and Pine Grove Cemetery on Red Dog Road. Each of these cemeteries offer a glimpse into Nevada County’s past. Learn about individuals buried here and pay respects to those who have come before us. Visit the Folk Trails website for more about this hike and others.
Truckee’s Historical Haunted Tour
October 12th & 13th, 2023
Truckee may be a lively town filled with upscale boutiques, wine shops, and award-winning fine dining, but it wasn’t always so. As part of the annual Historical Haunted Tour, you’ll experience its past through talented characters. Watch as they engage in rowdy tales of its history in seven historical sites located throughout downtown Truckee.
Note: The Historical Haunted Tour is so popular that it sells out the day tickets go on sale. If you want to join the fun, be sure to set a reminder that 2024 tickets go on sale July 4th at 8am.
Self-Guided Tour Of Truckee
Even if you can’t get tickets for this year’s haunted tour, there’s plenty of exploring to do on your own. Take in the history by going on a self-guided downtown Truckee historic tour and explore Truckee’s oldest buildings. Learn about its early settlers, the first transcontinental railroad, and discover the interesting stories behind Truckee’s landmark sites and historical buildings. For more Halloween fun, be sure to read Truckee’s Guide to Halloween.
Haunted Nevada City Tours
Nevada City has a deep history literally and figuratively because of its Gold Rush era past. Explore the stories of the numerous spirts, apparitions, and specters that are known to frequent its historic buildings. Join actor, writer, and master storyteller Mark Lyon on a Haunted Nevada City historical walking tour in his Victorian gold rush era hometown. You’ll walk Broad Street and get highlights on local color, historic references, and history of buildings. And of course, tales of ghost and paranormal sightings that have happened over the years. Tours are available by digital download and can be purchased at the Nevada City Chamber office at 132 Main St. Or if you wish to experience Mark’s storytelling in person, private tours can be arranged by contacting him at email@example.com.