Alaska April 24, 2019
Sip Wine And Mingle With Ghosts In One Of Alaska’s Oldest, Most Haunted Bars
Alaska has quite the interesting history, filled with stories of the most incredible wild-west variety. With all of the gold miners frequenting saloons, it’s no surprise that some of these old, historic buildings have tales of ghosts. This Alaskan haunted bar in Skagway is one of the most famous ones in Alaska!
The Red Onion Saloon is an old saloon and brothel in Skagway, Alaska.
This building has been around since 1898! It was constructed during Skagway's heyday of the gold rush era.
The Red Onion Saloon is now a thriving restaurant, bar, and Saloon Brothel Museum.
Because of its past as a brothel and saloon, it's no surprise that one of the most famous ghosts said to reside in the Red Onion Saloon is a prostitute named Lydia.
You can take a tour with one of the "Saloon Madame" guides that will show you around the Brothel Museum.
You may even hear the tales of Lydia, and how many employees and guests have heard her footsteps up on the second floor, when there was no one up there! Many even claim to smell her perfume in the hallway.
Many have claimed to see Lydia in full apparition in the madame's room.
Another common sighting of a ghost is one who is seen watering non-existent plants in the madame's room. There are also many cold spots throughout the second floor, where all the "girl's" rooms were.
There has even been documented experiences of the hauntings on the second floor.
Employees heard footsteps and running, and called the police! The police saw a shadow move into the madame's room, but no one was there. You can find out all this and more during one of their Saloon Brothel Museum tours!
After your haunted tour, make sure to stay for dinner! They have an excellent restaurant filled with tasty dishes.
You can find the Red Onion Saloon at 205 Broadway, Skagway, AK 99840. Make sure to find out more about their restaurant, bar, and Saloon Brothel Museum tours at their website! You can visit it at www.redonion1898.com.
Have you ever visited the Red Onion Saloon in Skagway? Do you believe it’s haunted? Let us know in the comments below!
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