The McHenry Mansion Foundation announces a one of a kind tour of Victorian Funeral Customs just in time for Halloween. Open to the public, the event is scheduled at the McHenry Mansion at 906 15th St., Modesto on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 28 through 30. Tickets are $7 online, at the Visitors Center or at the door.
Self-guided walk-through tours of the beautiful historic Victorian McHenry Mansion will start at 5:30 p.m. with last entrance at 7:30 p.m. The Mansion, at 906 15th St., Modesto, will be draped in black crepe ribbon rosettes and display historic curiosities from the Victorian period and their fascination with death. Ticketed members of the public are welcome to visit the house and experience 19th Century embalming practices, death masks, séances, spiritualism and phrenology.
The McHenry Visitor Center and Gift Store at 924 15th St., in downtown Modesto, will be open during the tours and is hosting a 25 percent discount on any single item of merchandise for ticketed visitors. Tour attendees are welcome to browse the shop and watch a brief historic video depicting highlights of the McHenry family, early Modesto and the Mansion.
For tickets or additional information contact the McHenry Mansion Visitors Center at 209-549-0428 or go online to McHenryMansion.org.