Halloween and Mourning Tours At Heritage Square Museum

This is my favorite time of year. October, Fall, Halloween. While I am somewhat nostalgic for changing leaves and crisp autumn air in the Northeast, I love the season here and am never at a loss for festive things to do. That may sometimes mean picking out that perfect pumpkin when it’s 90 degrees, but I’ve adjusted.

Heritage Square Mourners by Jodi
Heritage Square Mourners by Jodi

In case you are on the hunt for something different to do, I can highly recommend checking out the  Halloween and Mourning Tours at Heritage Square Museum. You’ll learn how people in the Victorian Era dealt with death, mourned for loved ones, and practiced Spiritualism, all through guides in period costumes. Maybe this sounds somewhat morbid to you, but I know I’m not alone in finding it fascinating.

Want to know more about Heritage Square Museum? Curious about the details for this cool event?

Heritage Square Museum is a collection of eight historical buildings that were saved from demolition. Through guided tours and special events, you can appreciate the architecture and history of  late 19th Century Southern California. You very well may have noticed a cluster of Victorian style homes along the right side of the 110 Freeway as you head north toward Pasadena. That’s the museum.

It’s worth visiting Heritage Square any time you can. It’s located at 3800 Homer Street, Los Angeles 90031, just north of Dodger Stadium and Downtown. Parking is free and admission varies depending on the occasion. See their calendar for more details, including a couple of additional Halloween activities.

The Halloween and Mourning Tours take place next Saturday and Sunday, October 24th and 25th from 12pm-4pm. See the HSM event page for admission prices. Of special note is that Sunday the 25th will be more family friendly with games, crafts, storytelling and more for children ages 2 to 12.

3 Replies to “Halloween and Mourning Tours At Heritage Square Museum”

  1. I totally want to go to this…I found it a few weeks ago when designing the event calendar for work, and of all the local events, it’s one of maybe three that actually appeal to me. Going to some theme park so a pimply-faced teenager in a rented costume can pop up behind me and go RAAAR! is teh lamezorz. This event is rad.

  2. Thanks so much for posting the event. Just want to let everyone know they can find out even more information by visiting the museum blog at http://heritagesquare.blogspot.com. If someone can’t make it during the day, on the evening of the 24th, they can join us for “movie night”, where the feature presentation will be “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein!”

  3. I am one of the docents at Heritage Square Museum. I can assure you this will be a wonderful event! Come see me and I will tell you about mourning fashions and practices.

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