Hear Ghostly Tales While Taking a Tour of a Haunted Victorian Mansion in Southern Indiana
You can enjoy an October evening of ghost stories while exploring a Victorian-era mansion.
The Culbertson Mansion
William Culbertson moved to Indiana seeking a new life and eventually became one of the richest men in the state and a renowned philanthropist. In fact, Culbertson invested much of his wealth in New Albany, involving himself in civic affairs, funding the construction of the Culbertson Widows Home, serving as a trustee of the First Presbyterian Church, and founding the Cornelia Memorial Orphans Home, named for the second of his three wives. His mansion stands as an example of the tastes, ideals and lifestyles of the late 1800s.
According to Indiana Museum, William Culbertson spent around $120,000 to build this elaborate mansion with a marble fireplace and hand-painted ceilings. However, in this day and age $120,000 is more like more than $2,000,000 in today's economy.
Take a Tour of the Culbertson Mansion
Of course, the Culbertson Mansion is an incredible piece of history that you can tour any time of the year. In fact, the Culbertson Mansion is open for tours Wednesday through Sunday every week. But as you can imagine, with a house this old, and with this much history, there are legends and ghost stories that surround it. However, for spooky season, the Culbertson Mansion will be hosting special Haunts and Happenings Tour.
The Haunts and Happenings Tour
Just in time for Halloween, the Culbertson Mansion will host Haunts and Happenings tours. These tours are for fans of the strange and unusual. During this tour, you will be able to not only tour the mansion but learn about the haunted tales that also come from the mansion.
Come and experience this popular and scary tour! Learn about the ghostly lore of the mansion, according to staff and visitors. What unexplained happenings have there been over the years? Due to popular demand, we will be offering this tour four times during the fall season. Get your tickets early, this event will sell out!
According to the Culbertson Mansion's event page on Facebook, the dates for the 2023 Haunts and Happenings tours are:
- September 29th
- October 6th
- October 27th
You can find event tickets through the Culbertson Mansion's website, here.