Ghost Stories of Punta Gorda Walking Tour

1 and 1/4 mile tour of Punta Gorda

Ghost Stories of Punta Gorda Walking Tour

Punta Gorda, Florida 33950, United States

Created By: SW Florida Walking Tours

Tour Information

What happens when you combine true history with local folklore and add a pinch of fantasy? You get ghost stories! We’ll walk a short distance with ample breaks for storytelling. You’ll be introduced to the Victorian-era neighborhood and two local parks. During the walking tour we’ll break for a hands-on demonstration and group activity about spirit communication.


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What You'll See on the Tour

We start our tour on the sidewalk in front of the old Punta Gorda Library (now closed) directly across the street from the Church of the Good Shepherd.
This church was the first Episcopalian Church in Punta Gorda. It's construction was paid for by Elizabeth Hart Colt, widow of Samuel Colt the gun manufacturer, after the death of her son, Caldwell, in Punta Gorda in 1894. Albert Gilchrist, ... Read more
The first commercial building in Punta Gorda was Colonel Isaac Trabue's land sales and law office. It was originally located on Cross Street (now Hwy. 41 South) between the Indian Statue and Shorty's Place. It was moved to E. Marion Avenue ... Read more
The old Gilchrist Bed and Breakfast House (aka The Price House) originally was two bunk houses built to provide sleeping quarters for workmen. Later Mary Jackson Price, a house designer and draftsman, modified the two bunk houses into a lar... Read more
When a fire destroyed the cigar industry in Key West, Punta Gorda became the new center of cigar manufacturing in Florida for three key reasons: 1) Punta Gorda already had an established trade relationship with Cuba 2) The climate was perfe... Read more
Miss Ollie Bracket, also known as Big Six, was Punta Gorda's most famous brothel madame. She was a well-known prostitute throughout Florida.
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We'll take a break on the benches and hear another story.
The Ice Factory was located at Virginia and Berry Streets. Linear Park follows the old railroad tracks from the train depot to Fisherman's Village. The train stopped here to pick up ice and coffins.
A terrible tragedy occurred here on March 3, 1956. The buildings on this lot were destroyed by Hurricane Charley.
We end the tour in the alley behind the old Punta Gorda Library.

 

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