Ghosts and Gangsters of Fort Lauderdale
The Original Ghost and True Crime Tour
“Palm Beach Post Oct. 2018”
”If you are a history buff and groove on hearing eerie tales, you’ll enjoy this walking tour in downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Riverwalk area. “
Go beyond the fun in the sun and sand of Ft. Lauderdale and team up with the local experts to learn more about the darker side of the city's rich history. The 'Ghosts and Gangsters of Fort Liquordale' is the Premier Ghost and History Tour of South Florida! Tales of murder and mayhem, the Cooley Landing Massacre,
Rum Runners of old Fort Lauderdale to the 'spirits' of our founding fathers as well as the legends of the New River, make for a fun evening!
Learn about South Florida's gangster history from Al Capone and Prohibition to the modern "Cocaine Cowboys".
Prohibition gave rise to the rum runners and "bootleggers" of the 1920's. Fort Lauderdale, with her ocean access, miles of canals,
and close proximity to the Bahamas, she became a smuggler's paradise. During the tour, you will hear stories of founding families behaving badly and leading up to
the bloody rise and fall of the 70's and 80's modern day 'Cocaine Cowboys'.
Your guide is a historical expert, who has done the research necessary to bring the most entertaining yet factual tour possible.
Your guide goes beyond "rumors" or "legend has it" to bring the real history to life.
Truth is always stranger than fiction and we have the stories to prove it.
This tour also takes you to haunted homes and businesses, including a hotel proprietor who still roams the halls of his establishment,
the spirit of a little girl who haunts the banks of the river, including a "ghost busting" story, and so much more.
You will learn the history of spring break, the coining of the phrase "Fort Liqourdale", visit the site of both planned and unplanned deaths,
and more interesting morsels that make Fort Lauderdale such a unique and interesting city.
Come join us for the most fun and entertaining
History and Ghost tour of Fort Lauderdale!
Some material may not be suitable for small children.
Young children (16 and under) must be accompanied by an Adult.
Aprx. 1 1/2 - 2 hour walking tour. $25 pp
7 pm Nightly - Reservations Required!
754 971 1786 or 504 258 0760
Tour meets at 220 SW 2nd St. downtown Fort Lauderdale on the corner in front of the Briny's Irish Pub !