An interactive candlelight murder mystery takes place at the Haunted IN Mansion
A murder mystery meets real ghosts, what could go wrong?
Benjamin Harrison’s presidential site is located in Indianapolis. In 1874, before he became president, Benjamin Harrison and his wife began building the house they would eventually call their own.
From 1889 to 1893, President Benjamin Harrison and his wife lived in the White House, and unfortunately, President Harrison would return home to Indiana alone as a widower. He later married and had a daughter, born in 1897. Unfortunately, President Harrison did not live to see his daughter grow up, as he died inside his home in Indiana on March 13, 1901.
The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site is now a historic site you can visit. All year round you can take a guided tour of this 10,000-square-foot home that once housed Indiana’s only president. They host daily tours throughout the week, so if that’s something you’re interested in, you can find out more here. However, in October, they offer something a little spooky!
Throughout the year, the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site hosts Candlelight Theater, a unique theatrical experience performed by candlelight. In October, Candlelight Theater hosts Murder at the Manor, an interactive murder mystery show that keeps guests guessing “Who’s the killer?”
According to the Indy Arts Guide, the Murder at the Manor show goes like this:
Located in the beautiful Old Northside area of Indianapolis, Garrison Manor is a fine example of a traditional residence. Over the past few months, both the palace and its grounds have been restored and improved to create a unique leisure experience and will soon be transformed into a hotel.
Unfortunately, the opening night evening is thrown into disarray after the owner’s body is discovered on the palace grounds. Rather than lose her business, the deceased’s daughter puts aside her grief and plans to use the murder to the hotel’s advantage. Since the police are on strike, they offer guests the opportunity to participate in a real murder investigation.
Guests will work in teams to interrogate suspects and collect evidence throughout the mansion to solve the crime. Will your team be the victorious investigators?
Murder at The Manor will take place on October 13, 14, 20, 21, 28 and 29. If you would like to see the show and try to solve the murder mystery, tickets are available here.
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(tags for translation)Indiana