Halloween and Mourning Tours 2010

Heritage SquareLocation: Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer Street, Los Angeles, CA
Dates: October 23-24, noon to 4pm
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Description: Heritage Square Museum invites you to join them for their 7th annual Halloween and Mourning Tours. Visitors to the museum’s Victorian-era houses will find themselves immersed in the traditions surrounding death and mourning as they were practiced 100 years ago.

The Halloween and Mourning Tours are a living history program that puts guests in the middle of a superstitious Victorian-era society where death was never far behind. Witness a funeral procession as they bury a loved one, visit a fortune teller, learn about hair jewelry and mourning attire and even join two men in arguing the merits of spirit photography!

The program runs from 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday, children may come in costume, make period crafts, receive a free pumpkin, listen to spooky stories and much more. Also Sunday, Paranormal Investigators will share the results of their study of Heritage Square Museum.

Museum admission is free for members, $10.00 for Adults, $8.00 for Seniors over 65, $5.00 for Children 6 to 12 years, and free for Children under 6.

The Heritage Square Museum is located off the 110 Arroyo Seco Parkway at Avenue 43, just north of downtown Los Angeles. Take the Metro Gold line to the Heritage Square Gold Line Stop and receive a free gift if you show your ticket!

For more information about Halloween and Mourning Tours, call the museum offices from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at (323) 225-2700.

Celebrating 41 Years of Preservation and Interpretation of the History of Southern California, Heritage Square is a living history museum dedicated to telling the story of the development of Los Angeles during its first 100 years of statehood. Eight rescued historic structures at the museum tell this story like no place else.

Tours of the historic structures at Heritage Square are given regularly Friday through Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. Regular admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $5 for children ages 6-12.