Museum of Mourning Art

Field review by the editors.

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

Address:
2900 State Rd, Drexel Hill, PA
Directions:
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.
Hours:
M-F 9 am - 3 pm, by appointment only (Call to verify)
Phone:
610-259-5800
Admission:
Free, donation.
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