Museum of Mourning Art

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Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania

The Museum of Mourning Art in Drexel Hill exhibits a variety of funerary items, death-themed jewelry, hearses, etc. Perhaps the best item is a Cemetery Gun, a boobytrap of sorts from 1710 that would fire when a graverobbing medical student or ghoul stumbled over a trip wire. Or a mourner, unfortunately.

It is in the main building (a replica of Mount Vernon built in the 1980s) of Arlington Cemetery.

Museum of Mourning Art

Arlington Cemetery

2900 State Rd, Drexel Hill, PA
West of Philadelphia. South of W. Chester Pike/Hwy 3 on State Road in Arlington Cemetery. Enter the cemetery from State Rd, then immediately turn right to drive to the Museum.
M-F 9 am - 3 pm, by appointment only (Call to verify)
Free, donation.
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