Adsmore Museum has switched to its fifth theme of the season, Victorian Wake (1905).
Andrew Bond, director of curator collections and the house, said the Victorian Wake tour hasn't been offered in about 16 years.
"We have subsituted our Halloween Tour and Ladies Luncheon for a wake," Bond said. "It has been a very highly requested tour ever since we stopped it so we decided to bring it back."
The tour focuses on the death of Katharine Garrett's great-grandmother Kevil, who died in the home.
"This was before Morgan's Funeral Home had been established so she was prepared inside the home," Bond said. "Her body was put out on display for her wake and mourning rituals and practices were made."
According to the Adsmore website, in a reenactment, the family will prepare to hold the wake and on Jan. 31, 1905, the family will say goodbye. Her wake will be in the parlor.
Members of the Ladies Aid Society from the Methodist Church will greet those who come to pay their respect to the family. Victorian mourning customs are emphasized during this tour when the house is draped in black and the clocks will be stopped at the hour of Kevil's passing.
Tours are offered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday until Nov. 1. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (65 and older), $2 for children (6-12) and free for children younger than 6. There is a group rate of $5 per person for a group of 12 or more.