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Mystery Castle Tour

  • 10/28/2017
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 800 E. Mineral Rd Phoenix 85040

Registration

  • This is a guided group tour, which lasts about 1 hour. After the tour you are welcome to wander around the house at your leisure.
  • This is a guided group tour, which lasts about 1 hour. After the tour you are welcome to wander around the house at your leisure.

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Mystery Castle is a Phoenix Point of Pride, named as such by the Phoenix Pride Commission. It was built by Boyce Luther Gulley, who abandoned his wife and daughter in Seattle, circa 1927, after learning that he had tuberculosis. He traveled to Phoenix and started building a "castle" that he had promised to his little girl once while building sand castles on a beach. Mary Lou Gulley was a toddler when her father unexpectedly left and never returned.

Boyce Gulley lived longer than he thought he would, and he spent 15 years building his dream house. Interestingly enough, he did not die of tuberculosis.

Boyce Gullet left instructions for his wife and daughter, to whom he left the house, that there was a trap door in the house that should not be opened for two years after his death. His wife and daughter complied with his request. The trap door is located in a room that was called "purgatory" (between the chapel and the bar!). You'll hear what the mystery contents were when you take the tour.

After the tour we will enjoy lunch at Los Dos Molinos which is 5 minutes away. Let us know if you want to join us so that we can make reservations.

P.O. Box 2008 • Phoenix, Arizona 85001 • E-mail da411@desertadventures.org

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