Let Me Tell You A Story…
Historic Downtown Guthrie has always been a focal point for stories of spirits, sprights and specters. From the bullet holes in the ceiling of the Bluebell Saloon to the shuttered windows of the Territorial Jail, the downtown area is the backdrop for stories of heartbreak, mysterious happenings, and murderous intent – not to mention a few instances of just plain bad luck.
As you walk through part of the largest historic district in the United States you will experience the classic architecture of the Victorian/Edwardian Era in the town where Oklahoma began. You will walk the same streets that once hosted famous politicians, activists, actors, and outlaws. You will hear tales of hauntings, sightings, and the unexplained. And if you are lucky-or unlucky- maybe you’ll experience an encounter yourself.
We absolutely had the best time with our tour guide, Stacey. We had a group of 6 for a bachelorette weekend in Oklahoma City. Given the bride’s interest in the paranormal, we decided to drive over to Guthrie and go on the walking tour. We had no idea that our tour guide would be so phenomenal. I have gone on a number of ghost tours in cities spanning from Washington, D.C. to Albuquerque, New Mexico, but no tour guide can compare to Stacey. She is native to the area and brings not only the historical perspective, but also tales of experiences from citizens in Guthrie, which added a deeper level to the experience. She blended humor with fact, making the whole evening both fascinating and hilarious. She patiently answered all of our questions and never lacked for detail. If you’re ever in Oklahoma City, it’s definitely worth the drive out to Guthrie to hear about the sordid past of Oklahoma’s original Capital city. (And bonus: you’ll get to visit the smallest national park, too!).