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Enjoy self-guided flashlight tours on Friday evenings in October at William Root House! Their Victorian Funeral flashlight tours are a spooky fun way to get in the Halloween spirit!

During the 1850s, Hannah and William Root shared their home with their children and extended family. Hannah Root’s father, Leonard Simpson, lived with the family and passed away on October 11, 1856. For the month of October, the rooms inside the Root House will be decorated as they would have been following Leonard’s death. Curtains will be drawn, and rooms will be adorned with black crepe and ribbons. Visitors will be able to view 19th century embalming equipment, mourning jewelry made from human hair, and other curious artifacts related to death and mourning in the Victorian era.   

Be sure to bring your own flashlight, or purchase one for $10 per person. Tickets may be purchased in advance online.