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Weep No More, Bizarre Victorian Mourning & Funerary Customs

  • My Old Kentucky Home 501 East Stephen Foster Avenue Bardstown, KY, 40004 United States (map)

My Old Kentucky Home will be transformed into the bizarre Victorian world of funerals and mourning all of October! Enter the mansion, draped in black swag and feather plumes, and wander the darkened halls to hear the stories of the mansion’s storied past as it relates to death and demise.

“Weep No More,” an exhibit on Victorian mourning customs, is coming to My Old Kentucky Home in the heart of bourbon country, Visit Bardstown, starting Oct. 1! 

During the Victorian era, social customs related to the death of a family member encouraged practices that publicly demonstrated the grief of the remaining family members. Original artifacts including death masks, jewelry and art made of the hair of deceased friends and family, tear vials, black mourning clothing, in addition to entry doors and door knobs draped in black, mirrors turned backwards, clocks stopped at the time of death, and a wake held in the mansion's parlor all set the stage for an otherworldly experience! 

The Weep No More tour is part of our regular 40-minute guided tour of My Old Kentucky Home. Tours start at 9am with the last tour held at 4pm, everyday. Hear the song, "My Old Kentucky Home" performed by our talented tour guides on every tour!

This tour is offered as part of the daily mansion tour. Tickets are $14 per-person with various discounts for seniors, children, youths, military, groups, and more. My Old Kentucky Home is located at 501 E. Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, KY 40004. 

Guarantee your spot in line by booking your tour online at and beat the line! For more information, call 502-348-3502 or visit

Earlier Event: September 1
A House Divided