Monthly Archives: November 2014

Simplifying Mansion

Placed on East Main Street in New Albany, Indiana, Culbertson Mansion is the focal point of the Mansion Row Historic District. Built in 1867 for William Stewart Culbertson, kept in mind as one of Indiana’s most affluent citizens, the $120,000 French Second Empire Style mansion looms not just in its sophisticated style, but likewise in a shroud of haunted secret.

Each year the Friends of Culbertson Mansion, an organization devoted to the restoration and preservation of this historical landmark, opens the doors of the mansion to share the haunted tricks that lie behind them.

This year, the Friends of Culbertson Mansion have set up a variety of occasions to please all the haunted cravings for every member of your family.

Sign up with a storyteller in the major parlor of the mansion and prepare to be cooled! Surrounded by the haunted walls you’ll hear a variety of stories that make certain to keep you up all night. Storytelling sessions are Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20, and 26 and 27. The sessions begin at 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. and are just $1 per person. Children under 12 are 50 cents. Each session is restricted to the first 50 people that show up.

Looking Deeper In Mansion

A one hour night time tour of the mansion makes certain to obtain your hair standing on end. Sign up with a Culbertson Mansion tourist guide as you stroll through the hallways and corridors of the historically creepy former house of the wealthiest man in Indiana. The Ghostly Happenings Tour opens on Wednesday, September 25 at 8:30 p.m. Additional tours are readily available on October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, and 31 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Cost for the tour is $10 per person. Reservations and payment are required prior to taking part in the haunted adventure.

If you’re in the state of mind for more than simply a tour of the historic Culbertson Mansion then the Ghost Watch Sleepover event makes certain to fulfill your expectations for a memorable night of shock. The overnight event, which starts at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 6:00 a.m., provides a candlelight supper, a mansion ghost tour and a scavenger hunt with reward offerings to the winners. Ghost watching can occur all through the night and visitors are most likely to encounter the wandering spirits that haunt the walls of Culbertson Mansion.

The Belmont Mansion has longer trip options as well if you are a big history buff or a Civil War lover. While only available to groups, there are lunch and supper trips, along with a manager’s tour. The curator’s tour lasts around an hour and a half at a cost of $10.00, while the lunch and dinner trips last an incredible 5 hours. The lunch and supper tour begins with lunch and a tour of the mansion, then relocates to a tour and refreshment time at Travelers Rest before concluding with a supper and tour at the Belle Meade Plantation. Rate varies according to the variety of people in your group.

The Ghost Watch Sleepover will be hung on Saturday, September 22 and Saturday, November 3. Tickets for the event are $100 per person and are in limited supply. Advance purchase is required.