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Prohibition was a wild and hysterical age filled with glamour and excitement difficult to match at any other time in history. The Rum Runners Live Action Tour takes you back to that infamous period known as The Roaring 20's. During the five hour bus tour, a cast of costumed actors, actresses and musicians, tell the story of prohibition and bootlegging and Windsor Ontario's connection to Chicago gangsters like Al Capone and Detroit's Purple Gang. An educational and informative tour, filled with laughter, music, good food and whisky.
The Rum Runners Tour takes you back in time to that infamous period known as
“Benny Da Weasel” will guide you on your tour. That is until the police show up and Benny skips out on you to avoid being caught. Learn… the secrets used by bootleggers to smuggle liquor across the Detroit River and see where they hid out. Enjoy… one of the famous riverfront roadhouses and be greeted by the legendary Bertha Thomas who served many Hollywood movie stars and some of the most notorious gangsters at her very popular Edgewater Inn.
Taste… Canada’s most famous whisky, at the historic “Canadian Club Heritage Centre”. Meet… the colourful “King Canada” who used to ship liquor daily to Al Capone in Chicago. Visit…the church made famous by “The Fighting Parson” and meet the gun-toting Methodist Minister.
View… the mansions in Walkerville paid for by rum running profits. The Rum Runner’s Live Action Tour will tell the story of prohibition and Windsor’s connection to Chicago gangsters like Al Capone and Detroit’s Purple Gang. You’ll learn how everyday people like taxi drivers and newspaper vendors became wealthy entrepreneurs. At several locations you will disembark the bus to intermingle with the characters and lunch will be served at one of their famous haunts.
The Rum Runners Tour in Windsor, Ontario, is a traveling play depicting real people who walked the streets and “worked the whiskey” during Prohibition. In the roaring twenties, most of Canada chose to stay dry, but this didn’t stop the production and smuggling of alcohol beverages to the large and lucrative market in the United States. Prohibition lasted in the United States from 1920 to 1933. Even though alcohol could not be sold in Ontario, residents could drink it, keep a personal stash for medicinal purposes, and take a whiskey break at work.
They’ve been eluding the authorities for over five years now and there’s no rest in sight.
Mark Baker’s The Rumrunners Tour is a popular Windsor, Ontario tourist attraction, now in its fifth year, that recreates the raucous Prohibition days of the ’20s and ’30s when illicit booze made its way across the Detroit River and lured the likes of Al Capone
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