Beyond the Grave Tours

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Homestead Museum
15415 East Don Julian Road, City of Industry, California 91745
 www.homesteadmuseum.org

2016 Date: Sunday, October 23

Hours: Tours depart every 30 minutes from 1pm to 5pm

Price: $6 for adults, $4 for children and seniors (55+).

This historical Halloween tour explores America’s changing attitudes toward death from the 1840s, when the Workman family built their home, through the 1920s, when the Temples built La Casa Nueva next door. The Beyond the Grave Tour illustrates these changes with a slideshow, historical minutia (memento mori photographs, funeral bills), a recreation of a Victorian-era seance, a walk through the two homes, and a visit to El Campo Santo, the private cemetery established by the Workman family in the 1850s.

Reservations are recommended (space is limited for each tour). Beyond the Grave Tours can accommodate visitors with limited mobility.

Read a review of the tour here.

Check out the gallery of photographs taken by Alisa C. Twombly and Steve Biodrowski at the 2015 Beyond the Grave Tour. Clicking on any image will open a slide show.

 

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