Earthbound spirits still care about the planet, which is why haunted houses feature lights that suddenly go out and showers that shut off after three minutes. Feel the phantom power with this GrouponLive deal to the Crime Museum. For $15, you get one admission to Fright at the Museum: Dead Man Walking (a $30 value). Choose from the following days:
Friday, October 19
Saturday, October 20
Thursday, October 25
Friday, October 26
Saturday, October 27
Wednesday, October 31
For October 19, 20, and 25, choose from the following admission times:
For October 26, 27, and 31, admission is at 7 p.m.
This Halloween season, the Crime Museum sheds its duties as a vault for criminal artifacts to become a hunting ground for the spirits of deceased murderers. During visits to the Fright at the Museum: Dead Man Walking exhibit, chills race up and down spines as brave guests lock eyes with questionable characters and spooky props. At the heart of this dreadful spectacle sits a retired Tennessee electric chair, which was used from 1916 to 1960 as a device to execute 125 savage killers and zap giant Southern bugs during backyard barbecues. The chair arrived at the museum in 2008, and today, it continues to lure vengeful souls and terrify those brave enough to come near it.
National Museum of Crime and Punishment
The National Museum of Crime and Punishment shines a light on the dark underbelly of society with more than 100 interactive events spread across three stories and 25,000 square feet of gallery space. After resting their weary bones in an unplugged electric chair, fans of CSI can live out television fantasies at the Crime Scene Investigation exhibit, where they can learn what it takes to be a forensic scientist and watch professionals in action before trying to determine whether fellow museum-goers exhibit the traits of serial killers. The exhibit also serves as a crash course in fingerprinting, DNA testing, fraudulent-check investigation, and dental-impression and ballistics analysis. The museum’s many permanent exhibits include A Notorious History of American Crime, about the country's felonious forefathers, and an exploration into one of the most heinous masterminds of modern times in Ted Kaczynski: The Unabomber.