Uncover Park City’s Haunted Past

Between the years 1949 and 1660s, Park City abruptly became a ghost town after the boom of the mining industry came to a screeching halt. With the addition of Park City Mountain Resort, the town was quickly revived, but ghosts of Park City’s haunted past still linger along historic Main Street.

Uncover Park City’s haunted past and get into the spirit by visiting these haunted places in Park City.

 

The Egyptian Theatre

The famous theatre that hosts the annual Sundance Festival in town is said to have a ghost that loves to play music for visitors. The ghost is said to be 21-year-old Johnnie McLaughlin, an aspiring actor who once worked at the Dewy Theatre (the same spot of the now Egyptian Theatre).  He died while trying to rescue the miners from a mining accident back in 1902. He now haunts the theatre that now stands over the original site of the Dewy Theatre.

 

The Centennial House

Once a brothel, turned a home for local ski bums in the ‘60s, The Centennial House is home to Jack the ghost. Jack is said to have been amongst the near dozen people who died in the house due to drugs and alcohol.

 

Daly Canyon

The ghost at Daly Canyon is one you don’t want to see. The most famous ghost from the history of Park City is the man in the yellow slicker. It is said he was a death warning sign for old miners and if you saw him, you died.

 

Kimball Art Center

An old town resident, Black Jack, murdered a local trespasser for taking a shortcut through his property. The town reacted and broke him out of jail and hung him at the now site of the Kimball Art Center’s kiln pipe. People say they have caught glimpses of the dead man’s hanging corpse passing through town, so keep your eyes open!

 

Imperial Hotel

The haunting spirit of Lizzy lives on at the Imperial Hotel. Lizzy was a prostitute; whose husband was not aware of how she was making her extra money. When he came back to his room at the Imperial Hotel, he discovered her “working” and shot her and the man she was with. Lizzy is said to particularly take a liking to men with beards, so watch out!

 

Discover all of these places and more on the Park City Ghost Tours, that meet on Main Street, directly across from the Bistro Restaurant, every night at 8:00 PM, just show up!

 

Where to stay in Park City

image of two-bedroom spa suite at the lowell

Explore the history of Park City and its ghostly friends that still linger in the streets and stay at The Lowell for a convenient location to town. Nestled at the base of Park City Mountain Resort, we offer one of the best ski-in, ski-out accommodations in Park City with easy access to historic Main Street. Luxury awaits you in our single, or large two, three- or four-bedroom suite vacation rentals. So, book your stay with us today and start enjoying all that Park City has to offer!

^