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.
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.