A Macabre History of Nampa: A Walking Tour

Contact Name:
Jeff Wade
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Nampa's founders wanted their town to be a haven of piety, refusing to sell plots to anyone who was planning on building a saloon or gambling hall, earning Nampa the nickname "New Jerusalem". The default prohibition would not last long though; the town would end up with three saloons before it even had a church.

​This tour examines the dark side of New Jerusalem, the gunslingers, and ghosts. The side that no one wants to talk about; murders, deadly fires, and prostitution. You will learn a little about how the town developed, and a lot about the terrible things that were happening as the city was growing into the Nampa we know today.

Duration: Approximately 1 mile

Length: Approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes

Meet at the fountain at Nampa's Library Square

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Category: Attractions | Walking and Guided Tours

General Admission: USD 20.00


Time: 06:00 to 08:00


Street Address

Nampa Public Library, 215 12th Ave S
Nampa, ID 83651


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