Macabre meets heritage in this spooky outdoor experience.
Dare to conjure up the dead at this eerie tour steeped in history? Heritage Square Museum’s annual Victorian Mourning Tour returns with a ghostly open-air version. Guests will be immersed in a funeral procession for a lost soul exactly as it would happen during the 19th century. This spooky spectacle will cover all the details of the era’s death practices to a tee, from the mourning attire to an antique horse-drawn funeral hearse. There’ll be a visit to a fortune teller to discover your own fate and you’ll even have a chance to participate in a séance.
Once you’ve made contact with the dead and you’re well-versed in Victorian spiritualism, you’ll delve into all the chilling superstitions of the time. But fear not, there’ll be a protective sigil-making session to keep those ghastly apparitions away. When you’re ready to brighten things up, you’ll be able to wander around the ground’s gothic structures and browse the mysterious offerings from various vendors. You can even dabble in spirit photography and find out who’s in the room with you—there’ll be plenty of selfie stations for photo-taking so you’ll have a few souvenirs of the past too.
The event typically runs the weekend before Halloween with Sunday being the “kid-friendly” day that has games, crafts and even scary tales. Heritage Square Museum is open year-around and focuses on the history of the first 100 years in Los Angeles. If ghosts of the past are lurking anywhere, it’s most definitely here!
If you’re brave enough to go to the Oh, What a Beautiful Mourning: An Outdoor Victorian Mourning Faire, you can make your way there on Saturday, October 24, or Sunday, October 25 from noon to 5 pm. However, masks and reservations will be required. General admission will cost you $20, Heritage Square Museum members pay $15 and children will get in for $10. But, you’ll show proof of membership and a ticket to be admitted.
Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer St, Los Angeles
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