BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – October is a time of thrills and thrills; The Phelps Mansion Museum is ready to deliver on these themes.
Throughout the month, it will host its candlelit visits. Residents will be able to experience the world of death and morning in the 19th century.
“We’re obviously set up,” said Phelps Mansion Museum general manager Jennifer Corby. “We have amazing tour guides who are very knowledgeable about all of this. We have real coffins and it’s candle lit so it’s spooky.
Tour participants will learn about the traditions and superstitions surrounding death and mourning in the Golden and Victorian era.
“It’s a bit haunted, it’s a bit spooky and it’s fitting for the mansion,” Corby told 12 News. “It opens the doors of the mansion to people who don’t necessarily know we exist, let alone that we’re just on the outskirts of downtown.”
The tour is not just about ghosts and spirits, but a chance to bring the community together for fun.
“It’s really great to have something fun for everyone,” she said. “It’s a great opportunity for us here at the Phelps and for the community to come through our doors for something cool”
The museum will hold these candlelight tours every Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. throughout the month. Registration is required and can be found on the mansion’s website here.
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