Heritage Square is your destination for all things spooky and spine-tingling, now with tours through November and December!
Victorian Oddities & Curiosities –
This eerie new exhibit showcases Victorian fads and artifacts that, seen through today’s perspective, range from comical to downright creepy.
Victorian Oddities & Curiosities explores some of the more peculiar conventions, including mourning practices – like hair art and post mortem photography – that make us a bit uneasy today. These unsettling Victorian ideas even reached as far as child rearing, with stories like Slovenly Betsy and other cautionary tales that used shame and fear to keep children in line. And let’s not forget parlor games – not all games were as innocent (or safe!) as “Hide the slipper”… Victorian Oddities & Curiosities is on display from October 2nd through November 3rd, and is included with Rosson House admission.
VIP Tour: Seances and Spiritualists
Dive into the Victorian fascination with the supernatural on these special tours of the Rosson House at Heritage Square. Discover how Victorians attempted communication with the dead through seances, learn how visiting the morgue was considered entertainment, and wander up to the attic to hear ghost stories that haunted the 19th century. While the Rosson House is not haunted, this tour will get you in the mood for ghosts and goblins.
After the tour, join us for an elixir* and charcuterie at The Bungalow just a few steps away–included in the ticket price. This exclusive tour will be limited, so get your tickets today!
$30 per person, 75 minute tour includes food and drink.
We have sold out for October. Please sign up for our mailing list to be notified when we offer this tour again.
Afternoon Tea: Victorian OddiTeas with Madame Askew
Madame Askew will be the guest of honor at the newest tea & tour offering at Heritage Square — Victorian OddiTeas.
Your tour of the 1895 Rosson House includes a look at the Victorian Oddities and Curiosities exhibit. Madame will present a short talk on tea history and tea etiquette. Chat with her in person over an elegant afternoon tea in The Bungalow.
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VIP Tour: Memento Mori
“Memento Mori” is a Latin phrase that translates to “remember you will die.” Victorians were fascinated with death, mourning and the supernatural and this tour through the Rosson House explores these themes. Discover how Victorians attempted communication with the dead through seances, learn how visiting the morgue was considered entertainment, and wander up to the attic to hear ghost stories that haunted the 19th century. While the Rosson House is not haunted, this tour will get you in the mood for ghosts and goblins.
Please note that this tour is similar in content to the Seances and Spiritualists Tour but does not include food and drink. Both tours are exclusive and cover the same topics.
$20 per person, 50 minute tour only.
Event: ‘The Raven’ at Rosson House Museum
Arizona Curriculum Theater’s PoeFest celebration culminates on Halloween night with a dramatic reading of The Raven. More information and tickets are available on their website at: