This October, the DANA Adobe Cultural Center will host three evenings of ghost tours featuring chilling reenactments of tragic, terrifying, and TRUE events that took place on Rancho Nipomo during the 19th century. These popular fall tours have been offered for the past two years and remain a favorite with DANA’s volunteers and staff as well as visitors.

For our 2018 season, the tours will be led by Death itself—in the guise of the Mexican trickster from 1960s Academy-Award nominated film Macario, based on a short story by B. Traven. Costumed interpreters stationed throughout the property will relate the stories of their own, often grisly, ends. Visitors are invited to come early and gather around a campfire outside our new Visitor Center (opened May 2018) and listen to reports of ghostly sightings from staff and visitors. Some of the stories may be difficult for young listeners; this event is recommended for ages 7 and up. Refreshments and souvenirs will be available for purchase.

Event Details

Dates: Saturday and Sundays, October 20, 21, and 28

Time: 6:30 to 9:30; 40-minute tours leave every 15 minutes from 6:45 to 8:45 pm

Location: DANA Adobe Cultural Center, 671 S. Oak Glen Avenue, Nipomo, CA, 93444

Price: $15 per ticket, $10 for DANA Members; reservations strongly suggested.