Public Investigations are guided tours where groups of 8 or more get to explore the Exchange Hotel Civil War Medical Museum by candlelight while learning the history of the Exchange Hotel.
What happens on a Public Investigation?
You will be lead in small groups from exhibit to exhibit learning what connections the Exchange Hotel still has with the reported lingering spirits. There have been numerous reports of ghosts and many unexplained sounds described by previous visitors. Hear the stories of its dark past including the paranormal activity, so many have witnessed. Join us and find out if you can maintain your skepticism after a night’s visit.
You will use scientific equipment such as an EMF Detector and Mel-Meter to monitor environmental conditions while searching for paranormal activity. Use Digital Voice Recorders to ask historical questions in hopes of real confirmations of events of the past. Thousands of Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) have been recorded on the property. Many of vital importance referencing its time as a Civil War Receiving Hospital as well as activities that abound during later times in history.
Before wrapping up the investigation, we will review, discuss and attempt to debunk the data what we gather. You will get the chance to experience a real paranormal investigation from beginning to end just like you’ve seen on TV.
If you are new to ghost hunting or public investigations, please read our RULES page.
If you are a professional paranormal group and would like a private investigation, please see our Private Paranormal Investigation page.
Please read the following carefully before making your reservations.
Public Investigations are $25 per person and scheduled on Friday nights from 8 pm – 12 pm unless the Museum has been reserved for a private investigation group. Reservations are required to attend.
We MUST have a minimum of 8 people to reserve the Museum for a public investigation. Slots are limited so should reserve your spot as soon as possible.
If we do not have enough people signed up, the investigation for that night will be rescheduled for a night when we have enough signups. Check the website for updates.
Before making a reservation, you MUST check the calendar below. If you do not see “Public Investigation” scheduled on the calendar for the night that you want to attend, DO NOT make a reservation.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS.
Payment MUST be made in full online or by phone with a debit or credit card prior to the scheduled date of the investigation.
Guests must be 16 years and older.
Anyone attending under the age of 16 years must be approved prior to the night of the investigation.
On the night of the investigation, guests under 16 years old must always be accompanied by a parent.
If you need approval? Please call Angel at 540.832.2944.
If you have questions, please email us our contact form.