Haunted Museum 2015

Annual Haunted Museum Ghost Story Festival Takes Place at State Museum on Saturday, October 24

The State Museum’s annual ghost story festival, Haunted Museum, will take place on Saturday, October 24, from noon to 4 p.m. It is a FREE event with lots of surprises!

The event features a “ghost trail” through the museum with prizes, crafts, and refreshments. At stops along the ghost trail there will be chilling ghost stories from Tennessee’s past, including those of the Bell Witch, the Cherokee spirit Spearfinger, John Murrell’s thumb, and many other scary tales. 

A popular stop along the trail is on the mezzanine which houses the museum’s 3,500-year-old mummy, along with the mummified cat which might have accompanied the mummy into the afterlife.

The trail ends at the Haunted Storyteller’s Stage where professional storytellers will spin tales about Tennessee.

Children who complete each stop of the ghost trail will receive prizes. Those attending the Haunted Museum event are invited to wear costumes and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

Located at Fifth Avenue and Deaderick Street in downtown Nashville, the museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday and is free to the public. On Saturdays, parking is free at state employee parking lots to the west of the State Capitol. More information can be found on the museum’s website at www.tnmuseum.org.

Note: I-40 in downtown Nashville is scheduled to be closed this day for bridge replacement work, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Visitors coming to Haunted Museum can chose the following alternate exits:

I-65 South: Exit I-65 S at  Rosa Parks Blvd. (SR 12) South, Turn left on James Robertson Blvd, then right on Fifth Ave. Go three blocks; the museum is on the right.

I-65 North: Take I-24E ramp then follow directions from I-24.

I-24: Exit on James Robertson Parkway (Exit #48), going toward downtown. Cross the river, turn left on Third Avenue and then right on Deaderick. Go two blocks; the museum is on your left, just past Fifth Avenue.

Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
FREE ADMISSION
 
Open: Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and four holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org

 

 

 

 
 
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Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
FREE ADMISSION
 
Open: Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and four holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org

 

 

 

 
 
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