october, 2022

01octalldayHauntoberMonth Long Event


october 1 (Saturday) - 31 (Monday)


Virginia City

86 S C Street

Event Details

Hauntober in Virginia City

October is Hautober. As one of America’s most haunted towns, there’s no better place to spend October than immersed in events taking place all month long with most focused on our town’s haunted past. Hauntober highlight events include Cemetery Gin’s Hunt for Spirits, Bats in the Belfry Guided Ghost tours, the annual World Championship Outhouse Races, V&T Railroad Pumpkin Patch and evening adult Lighted Trains, Hauntober Parade, Safe Trick or Treat, paranormal and haunted tours at several attractions and much, much more.


October Tours and Attractions

Cemetery Gin’s Hunt for the Spirits, Oct. 8, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Embark on Cemetery Gin’s Hunt for Spirits, a fun and tasty scavenger hunt through town. Participants must use their historic Virginia City knowledge to solve clues and unscramble a secret message of Virginia City’s past, learning more about this historic town while sampling tasty spirits along the way. This is a 21+ event. Purchase tickets online here.

V&T Railroad Pumpkin Express Trains, Oct. 8 & 9 and 15 & 16 and the V&T Halloween Trains 22 & 23: Pumpkin and a special Halloween train. Get details at VirginiaTruckee.com.

Haunted Adventure Pass: Spooky adventures in Virginia City start at the Visitors Center where visitors can get their Haunted Adventure Pass for discounted access to Virginia City’s Hauntober attractions. The pass includes a Bats in the Belfry Ghost Tours, access to the Haunted Washoe Club Museum and a tour of Piper’s Opera House. Purchase passes at the Visitors Center, 85 South C Street. Reservations for the Bats in the Belfry and Washoe Club Tours must be made separately in advance. Available only Wednesday-Sunday. Reservations for the Bats in the Belfry must be made separately in advance by calling 775-815-1050. Washoe Club Tours must be made separately on a first come first service basis. Washoe Club reservations may be made in advance for 20 or more participants by calling (775) 847-4467.

Bats in the Belfry Guided Ghost Tours: If you want to know where the most haunted locations are in Virginia City, this is the tour for you. Take a walk around this historically haunted town and learn about the lively souls that still occupy it today. Visit VirginiaCityGhostTours.com. Available only Wednesday-Sunday. Reservations for the Bats in the Belfry must be made separately in advance by calling 775-815-1050.

Paranormal Investigations at St. Mary’s Art Center: Explore the halls of the historic St. Mary’s Art Center with paranormal investigations led by one of the area’s leading ghost experts. Reportedly one of the most haunted buildings in Virginia City, the Art Center was originally built as the town’s hospital. Visit online here for more.

Haunted Virginia City Escape Room & Haunted Ghost Town – all month-long thrill-seekers have the opportunity to try their hand at the Haunted Virginia City Escape Room, one of the most challenging in the area. The Virginia City Escape Room must be booked online in advance at VCEscapeRoom.com. The Haunted Ghost Town is just $4 per person and can be paid on site.

Mackay Mansion Haunted House and Paranormal Tours – Investigate one of the town’s most haunted locations, the Mackay Mansion, with special paranormal tours and haunted tours throughout the month. For details, call 775-847-0156.

Washoe Club Haunted Tours, offered daily, times vary – Featured multiple times on “Ghost Adventures,” The Washoe Club and Haunted Museum offers daily ghost tours. Private, overnight investigations can also be booked. Get details at TheWashoeClubMuseum.com.

Halloween Weekend and Halloween Night Events – Oct. 29 and 30

Halloween Tricks, Treats and Art for Kids, St. Mary’s Art Center: Bring the kids for fun games, prizes, fun art projects and treats in the spookily decorated halls of the historic hospital property. Get the details here.

Hauntober Parade, Oct. 31, 5 to 6 p.m.: Goblins of all ages dressed to scare are invited to participate in the Hauntober Parade on Halloween night. Check-in and costume contest starts at 4 p.m. at the Virginia City Jerky Company.

Hauntober Safe Trick-or-Treating, Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m.: Stick around after the parade for safe trick-or-treating at the many shops along the boardwalk.

Virginia City Cemetery, Oct. 31, 5:30 to 11 p.m.: Once a year, on Halloween, the gates to the old Silver Terrace Cemetery stay open for visitors to stroll past dusk. Here, souls rest in peace but their stories live forever. Take a self-guided tour with the downloadable audio tour, available online. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Proceeds benefit the Comstock Cemetery Foundation. For more information, visit online.




Visit Virginia City775-847-7500 86 South C Street P.O. Box 920 Virginia City, NV 89440

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