National Ornamental Metal Museum

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Housing a large collection of contemporary metalwork, the National Ornamental Metal Museum has roughly 3000 items on permanent display, not counting traveling exhibitions. Its four buildings were once a Marine hospital in the late 1800s and then a Civil War hospital, consisting of a nurse’s quarters, a doctor’s quarters, soldiers’ quarters, and the hospital itself. The basement of the doctor’s quarters was a morgue with a body chute. The 1979 renovations turned up the strange occurrences that still continue today. Ghostly Marines and voices, and a pervasive feeling of being watched have been reported, and ghost investigators have turned up EVPs.

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374 Metal Museum Dr
Memphis, TN 38106
United States

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35.123631, -90.07507199999998
Shelby County, Tennessee
Nearest Towns:
Memphis, TN (2.3 mi.)
New South Memphis, TN (2.7 mi.)
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Southaven, MS (10.0 mi.)
Sunset, AR (10.0 mi.)
Lynchburg, MS (11.2 mi.)
Horn Lake, MS (11.8 mi.)
Walls, MS (12.2 mi.)
Bartlett, TN (12.7 mi.)

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  1. I went there and took pics never went inside because it was gated up contact the. Owner will goimg inside here in the past furture but for mean tume here is my photos

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