A month or so ago, the gentlemen from Newport Gangster Tour invited Doug and I for a sneak peek.  Fancying myself a bit of a mafia buff, what with having seen anything and everything Casino, Sopranos and Godfather, I jumped at the chance.

The tours gather and head out from the historic Syndicate – former home of Glenn Schmidt’s Lanes, a backdrop to many of Newport’s most fascinating tales.  From there you venture around the city blocks – each with its own collection of stories and speculation about the people that put Sin City on the map of the nefarious.  We throughly enjoyed it.

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Now these gangland afficionados are launching their next big thing with Gangsters, Gamblers and GHOSTS.  Fridays and Saturdays starting October 9th and running through Halloween, join other brave souls on a hike of the haunted, a stroll with the sinister.  What a perfect way to get in the spooky spirit of the season.

More information can be found on their website – book now as spots are filling up quickly.  And don’t miss the $5 off coupon found on the site.

Quick Note: Gangsters, Gamblers, and Ghosts is the brain-child of Newport Walking Tours, LLC.  This entire project started as a fundraiser for Global Service Learning, a group that takes local high school students to Central America to perform service work.  Learn more about their work and how to get involved by clicking here.