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Death Comes To The Phelps

October 8 @ 7:00 pm

**This tour is SOLD OUT**

Join us for an evening exploring the fascinating world of Death and Mourning in the 19th century in two separate tours! Friday night tours discover the Victorians and Gilded Age’s attitude towards death & mourning during a special candle-lit tour. Through each room, participants will learn about the causes of death, early embalming, superstitions, funeral customs, artifacts and more from the 19th century. On the Saturday night Tours, we will focus more on the tragic end to one of Binghamton’s richest families… The Phelps.

Mark Twain once referred to death as “the impartial friend… the immortal who treats us all alike.” For those in the late 19th century, this impartial friend tended to visit with staggering frequency. This caused people to develop their fair share of superstitions and collect such things as photographs of the dead and hair wreaths as Memento Mori, a reminder that our boney friend was not far behind.

Special Candle Light Tours Adults $15.00 Seniors and Students $10.00 Children (12 – 17) $5.00

Saturday Oct 16th 7pm Death Comes to the Phelps

Friday Oct. 22nd Death and Mourning in the 19th Century –

Saturday Oct 23rd 7pm Death Comes to the Phelps

Friday Oct. 29th Death and Mourning in the 19th Century –

Saturday Oct 30th 7pm Death Comes to the Phelps

Tour space is limited and masks will be required.

When purchasing your tickets please be sure to choose the correct date.  Tours will be limited to 13 guests each night. If you have any problems with the ticket link please call 607-722-4873 or email [email protected]

Details

Date:
October 8
Time:
7:00 pm
Website:
https://phelpsmansion.org/event/death-comes-to-the-phelps/