My daughter (13) & I went to visit this museum during October when they also have a haunted house. I read the TripAdvisor reviews, and decided to give it a try! And, we were pleasantly surprised! There is a LOT of history in the museum - it isn't just about the history of funerals!
First of all, there are exhibits about quite a few of the presidents dealing with their deaths & funerals. For example, they have a gun similar to the one who killed Lincoln & a wax figure of him in his casket. They also have a small model of the train & hearse that carried his body & explain about the many stops that were made on the way to his final resting place.
We spent about half of our time in the area that dealt with the death of the various popes. Within this exhibit, you can do a scavenger hunt and hand it in for a percentage off of your purchases - I think it was 10%.
Another part of the museum I really liked was the Civil War area. It explains how embalming in America started at this time so bodies could be transported home to their loved ones!
And, throughout the museum are some incredibly amazing & strange hearses & caskets! There are plaques telling about each of these & others that tell some amazing facts
A really interesting museum that was surprisingly interesting! I think we spent about 2 hours there.