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Strange Victorian Obsessions House Tour

Take a step back in time to the Victorian Era in this 1879 restored mansion and learn about the Victorians’ fascination with magic, illusion, the mysterious and the odd.

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PROGRAM: Strange Victorian Obsessions House Tour


Child 3-12



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(30 min.) (Evening)

Victorians were fascinated with mystery and illusion and this tour through first floor rooms in the 1879 Physick House Museum shares that fascination. Learn about the famous Harry Houdini who captivated Victorian audiences with his intricate escapes, the Goddess of Mystery, Ionia, a Belgian beauty who Victorians worshipped for her spectacles of magic, The Great Lafayette, who became known as the world’s greatest magician, and Pepper’s Ghost, an illusion still used today, with Sherlock Holmes, Jack the Ripper and more.