November 29th, Mystery Castle
Mystery Castle is located in the city of Phoenix, Arizona, in the foothills of South Mountain Park. It was built in the 1930s by Boyce Luther Gulley (died 1945) for his daughter Mary Lou Gulley. After learning he had tuberculosis, Gulley moved from Seattle, Washington, to the Phoenix area and began building the house from found or inexpensive materials. Boyce Gulley died in 1945, and Mary Lou and her mother were notified by attorney that they had inherited the property. Shortly after, the mother and daughter moved in. The house is said to be held together by a combination of mortar, cement, calcium, and goat milk. The sprawling 18-room, three story castle is built from a wide range of materials- stone, adobe, automobile parts, salvaged rail tracks from a mine, telephone poles, etc. Please wear appropriate shoes. Be prepared to walk on uneven surfaces. There are steps too. The only available toilet will be an outhouse. For more information call 602-268-1581. Price includes admission and school bus transportation. Bring bottled water. Min/Max: 20/40.
Date: Thursday, November 29
Time: Depart 10 a.m. Return 1 p.m.
Location: 800 E Mineral Rd, Phoenix
Price: $19 ($26 non-resident)
Register: May 14 through November 15