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“Weep No More” at My Old Kentucky Home
October 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
My Old Kentucky Home will be transformed into the bizarre Victorian world of funerals and mourning all of October! Enter the mansion, draped in black swag and feather plumes, and wander the darkened halls to hear the stories of the mansion’s storied past as it relates to death and demise. During the Victorian era, social customs related to the death of a family member encouraged practices that publicly demonstrated the grief of the remaining family members. Original artifacts including death masks, jewelry and art made of the hair of deceased friends and family, tear vials, black mourning clothing, in addition to mirrors, entry doors and door knobs draped in black, clocks stopped at the time of death, and a wake held in the mansion’s parlor all set the stage for an otherworldly experience! The Weep No More tour is part of our regular 40-minute guided tour of My Old Kentucky Home. Hear the song, “My Old Kentucky Home” performed by our talented tour guides on every tour! Tours are available every hour beginning at 9:00 a.m. (Last Tour begins at 4 p.m.). For more information visit www.visitmyoldkyhome.com or call 502-348-3502.