“Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one” The case of Lizzie Borden was memorialized in a popular skipping-rope rhyme. Folklore says that the rhyme was made up by an anonymous writer as a tune to sell newspapers. Step into her boudoir at the Wolf’s Museum of Mystery, if you have a macabre fascination with death.
Wolf's Museum of Mystery is the personal home of Wolfgang Von Mertz. It stocks amazing and rare items from all over the world and everything is on sale. It’s an old two story wood house on the cobble-stoned Charlotte Street. Carved monsters fill the windows and a clown doll grinning evilly awaits your arrival at the door. Oddity and curios and a bizarre collection fills the museum. Exhibits on carnivals, haunted houses, Lizzie Borden boudoir, slaughterhouse kitchen, Exorcist bathroom are a few of the displays. The entrance parlour has an animatronic pumpkin headed ghoul guffawing as you enter, while a black kitten runs up the staircase letting you know there is more horror for your viewing pleasure. Lights cast a deep radiance over Nazi Stahlhelms who is sitting next to cursed monkey's paw talismans.
A long hall painted with spine chilling colours has taxidermy animals. These animals all died of natural causes. John Wayne Gacy's private bible is next to a gold, chain-wrapped S&M baby doll. Gacy was a serial killer who murdered 33 people and dressed as a clown for birthday parties and charities. He called himself Pogo the Clown. John Wayne Gacy's signed paintings are also for sale.
There are wooden Ouija boards, Victorian tarot cards all for you to trade in, buy or collect. The rest of the room is filled with African tribal masks, fertility gods and other exotic idols, wooden shaman bowls and primitive torture devices.
Upstairs the rooms are darkly-lit, painted black and purple. At the top of the stairs is a 1800s embalming table, and a porcelain doll with real human hair. Admire all the horror memorabilia and cringe.
Wolf's Museum Of Mystery Travel Tips
- There's also the horror movie room where you can either rent a 2 hour party night (including your choice from a massive collection of scary films, popcorn, soda, and discounted pizza) for $50.
- Each item in the seven galleries inside was handpicked by Wolf over a 20 year span and is for the first time made available for sale or trade to the general public.
- They accept all major cards. If you buy any item, then the entrance fee is deducted from the price of the item.
- Parking is available on the street and it is not wheel chair friendly.
- It is dog friendly and good for kids provided they don’t touch the displays.
- Fudge Buckets: Dessert
- The Hyppo: Ice Cream
- Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar: Bakery, Café
- Catch 27: Seafood
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5.93% of people who visit St Augustine include Wolf's Museum Of Mystery in their plan
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