Special Tour: Disease, Death, and Mourning in Early America - Additional Time!
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street
Time: Tour begins at 1 pm
This fall, the William Paca House and Garden is offering a specialty tour on Disease, Death, and Mourning in Early America. The 30-minute tour will delve deeper into the health and healing practices of the time and the personal losses experienced by those who lived in this house. Alongside the perspective of the elite, the perspective of the enslaved will be shared. The enslaved tended to their owners while also caring for their own and attempting to keep their traditions intact.
The tour will end in our temporary exhibit where visitors can view memento mori jewelry, medical instruments, and books containing treatment options. Be sure to visit the recently installed Physic Garden in the William Paca Garden, where you'll find many of the plants that were used as remedies during the 18th century and beyond.
Cost: Specialty tour is $8 General Admission; $6 HA Members and Volunteers. Admission to the temporary exhibit is free.