The Victorian Funeral exhibit is on display at the William Root House, in Marietta, from October 1st through October 29th, 2022. During this time, the rooms inside the Root House will be decorated as they would have been after a Root family member’s death in the 1850s.
Curtains will be drawn, and the rooms will be dressed with black crepe and ribbons.
You’ll also get a chance to view 19th century embalming equipment, mourning jewelry made from a loved one’s hair, and other artifacts related to death and mourning in the Victorian era.
If you visit the William Root House in the daytime, the Victorian Funeral is included in your ticket price, as follows:
- Adults (18+) — $9
- Students (6-17) — $6
- Seniors (65+) — $7
- Members FREE
Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Wednesday through Saturday.
More info here
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Victorian Funeral Flashlight Tours
Have a little bit of (not-too-scary) spooky fun this October! Bring your own flashlight to the William Root House on a Friday night to tour the house while it’s decked out for the Victorian Funeral exhibit.
The Victorian Funeral Flashlight Tours are self-guided.
If you forget your flashlight, you can buy one on on-site for $10.
On these Fridays, tours take place from 5 to 8 p.m.
Click thru the link for your preferred date to purchase advance tickets online for $10 each.
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About the venue
The William Root House was constructed during the 1840s and is the oldest house remaining in downtown Marietta. The home and grounds have been restored to their 1860 appearance. Today, modern touchscreens and interactive displays help tell the story of the Root family and their enslaved house servants. There is also a gift shop and visitor center.
The William Root House is located at:
80 N Marietta Parkway NW
Marietta, GA 30060
The museum has limited free parking. You can also find two-hour public parking in the city lot next door, and there are paid lots nearby offering $5 parking.