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      October 31, 2019

      Thursday   7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

      200 West Hill Avenue
      Knoxville, Tennessee 37902

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      Days of Dread: Knoxville's Historic Epidemics

      Wails of the dying and shrieks of the sick will pierce the night air in downtown Knoxville as Blount Mansion presents a special multi-evening Halloween program titled Days of Dread: Knoxville’s Historic Epidemics. Visitors will be guided into the dark days of the past, when blistering, bleeding, and purging were common medical treatments. A troop of volunteer actors will recreate scenes including William Blount’s fatal fever in 1800, the terrible cholera outbreak of 1873, and the flu epidemic of 1918. This chilling history will come alive inside one of Knoxville’s most historic houses, with actors portraying real characters from the city’s history. It’s terrifying—and true, researched and written by Laura Still, author of the best-selling book A Haunted History of Knoxville. *Note: this program may not be suitable for young children.

      Tours take approximately one hour, and begin every half hour at the Blount Mansion Visitors Center at 200 W. Hill Ave. on the following dates and times:

      Friday, Oct. 25: 8-9:30 p.m.
      Wednesday, Oct. 30: 8-9:30 p.m.
      Thursday, Oct. 31: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

      Admission is $10 per person.

      Free parking is available during the event at the Blount Mansion Visitors Center and in the Dwight Kessel Garage across the street.

      Cost: Payment required - $10 per person

      Categories: Museums & Attractions

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.