Did you know that Harriet Beecher Stowe attended séances and visited mediums to communicate with departed family members? Like many 19th century Americans, she had an open mind about connecting with those who were no longer living.
Stowe’s interest in Spiritualism, the belief that spirits of the dead can and do communicate with the living, helped ease the pain of losing four of seven children during her lifetime. The paranormal occasionally showed up in her writing as well; she included a ghost story in Uncle Tom’s Cabin, her most famous work written in 1852.
Tour the Stowe House after dark, explore 19th century Spiritualism and hunt for ghosts. Registration required. Not appropriate for children 11 and under.