Ghostly stories from historic East Los Angeles
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We are going to be continuing our ghost story and haunted history walking tour series with an exciting new adventure! Join Shmuel Gonzales (the Barrio Boychik), a sixth-generation local, historian and community organizer in Boyle Heights. Together we will share the ghostly storytelling of our culturally rich community, and along the way learn how not to be afraid in the dark!
Join me and some of my ghostly storytelling enthusiasts on this all new tour. This time we are going to visit these key historic sites that you have all asked about and that we have only talked about until now. We are also going to swing by some important sites and institutions relating to the diverse ethnic groups of historic Boyle Heights, and reveal some interesting information about how these cultures traditionally handle death and mourning, as well as hauntings and poltergeist activity; though all the while focusing on how the people historically related to these sites might have tried to help people’s souls rest in peace.
We are going to be taking an evening walk through part of the historic core of Boyle Heights and go past some of these spooky sites:
The Linda Vista Hospital
The Sanatorium and Orphans Home
Breed Street Elementary
The Shrere Synagogue
The Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged
This tour is intended to be both an informative and lighthearted tour. We will embrace both the cultural and oral histories of the neighbor. We will also talk about how in many ethnic traditions there are healthy ways to come to terms with death and to also perpetuate the memories of our loved ones which will live on in us. On this tour will we honor the souls of all those who came before us, and commit ourselves to always helping the souls of our forebears into the Light!
THE WALKING TOUR will begin at 6 pm check-in at the new BOYLE HEIGHTS HISTORY TOURS museum – located at 2026 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, 90033. ***Please be advised that the meeting location is subject to change. The meeting location will be confirmed in email the night prior to the event.***
This is a complete walking tour and you must be able to walk and stand the entire time; there will be no locations for sitting during this walking tour, as we make our way through the community. This will be a 2.4-mile circuit it total, all walking. People in wheelchairs are welcomed, and we will modify our route accordingly.
There will be opportunities to use the bathroom at some of the locations. Do feel free to use the restrooms at our offices before and after our walking tour.
PARKING: We do not have a parking lot. There is limited parking in the neighborhood. Do not park in metered parking, as they only allow 1-hour parking until 8pm and are very strict; the best parking is located on Cummings Street. Our location is walking distance from both of the Gold Line stations, equal distance from Mariachi Plaza and Soto Station. We are located near the corners of St. Louis and 1st Street; across the street from Hollenbeck Station and a couple doors down from Casa 0101 Theater. We are on the southwestern corner of the intersection, with a big funky public mural out front.
REMINDERS: There are no refunds or future credits.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: https://www.bhhistorytours.com/terms-and-conditions
The proceeds of this tour go to the funding of our Boyle Heights History Tours Museum and Cultural Studio.