Ghosts and Gangsters of Ft Liquordale Walking Tour
If you’re a lover of the paranormal or enjoy a good scare, be sure to check out this haunted ghost walking tour. The Ghosts and Legends of Fort Lauderdale Walking Tour is the premier ghost and history tour of Southern Florida. This 90-minute excursion is sure to give you the creeps, so guests under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult. As you journey through downtown Fort Lauderdale, your expert guide will talk you through tales of murder and mayhem, give you an insight to the Cooley Landing Massacre, Al Capone's history in the area, rum runners, and you might even run into some spirits of the city’s founding fathers!
Put on by the top-rated walking tour company in South Florida, your guides will combine fun and entertaining ghost tales with the history of Fort Lauderdale to provide you with a unique experience filled with fright.
Why is it Called Fort Liquordale?
While many tend to believe that this nickname simply came from years of spring breakers flocking to the beach and plenty of tourists from today, there is actually a more elaborate and historical reason the city is referred to as Fort Liquordale— bootlegging during prohibition. While alcohol remained illegal in the United States for 13 years, South Florida had the big advantage of being located in close proximity to the Bahamas. This made Fort Lauderdale the perfect base for importing illegal alcohol (also known as bootlegging or rum-running) and now the city is rich with that history. There are a number of interesting bootlegging stories from the era and your expert tour guide will be sure to fill you in!
Sure to give you the chills, this one of a kind experience will provide you with memories sure to last. For a unique combination of history and ghost tales, be sure to join the fun and embark on the Ghosts and Gangsters of Ft Liquordale Walking Tour.
- Is there any walking involved?
Yes. Approximately 1-1.5 miles of walking is done on this tour.
- Approximately how long does the Ghosts and Gangsters of Ft Liquordale Walking Tour last?
The tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours.
- For what ages is the tour appropriate?
Appropriate for all ages. Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
- What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
Comfortable outdoor clothing with walking shoes.
- Where does the Ghosts and Gangsters of Ft Liquordale Walking Tour depart from?
The tour departs from One River Plaza located at 305 S Andrews Ave Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
- Is photography / video recording allowed on the Ghosts and Gangsters of Ft Liquordale Walking Tour?
Both photography and video cameras are permitted.