Updated on Aug 18, 2019
|What||The Exchange Hotel Private Investigation|
|When||Saturday, August 24, 2019
05:00 PM to 12:00 AM
|By||Greater Richmond Paranormal Meetup|
|Where||The Exchange Hotel Civil War Medical Museum
400 S Main St
Gordonsville, VA 22942
|How to find us||We will meet at a central location (to be decided at a later date) for carpooling purposes or you can meet us onsite.|
We have set up a private investigation of The Exchange Hotel in Gordonsville, VA. It is only an hour west of Richmond. The investigation will run from 7pm to 12am Saturday August 24 to Sunday August 25th (5 hours). We will meet around 5pm to carpool for those that are interested, otherwise you can meet us on location. The cost is $50/per person and can be paid through WePay on meetup. There is a limit of 10 participants so if you are interested, book early. The RSVP will be closing Friday, August 9th at 5pm (This is because that is when the balance is due).
If there are slots still open after the 9th you will have to contact me if you want to go. I will provide updates as the investigation date approaches but if you have any questions please let me know. Bring any equipment or trigger objects you would like to use. Below is a brief description of the location.
The Exchange Hotel Civil War Medical Museum contains exhibitions on the history of Gordonsville as a railroad town, the elegance of the Exchange Hotel and its transformation and remarkable history as the Gordonsville Receiving Hospital. The Georgian architecture with its verandas and second-floor entry steps are reminiscent of the Hotel days of a bygone era. Period furnishings and surgical artifacts remind the visitor of the eras when the building served as a Hotel and then as a Battlefield Receiving Hospital-the scene of untold agony and death, the building survived the conflict and is the only Receiving Hospital still standing in Virginia.
On display are world-renowned collections of artifacts relating to medical care during the Civil War. Among the many objects currently on display are surgical instruments used by Confederate Medical Staff, various pharmaceutical bottles, containers, medical knapsacks, panniers, stretchers, litters, prosthetic devices, and dental tools.
After the Civil War, the Gordonsville Receiving Hospital began reconstruction. During that time the hospital served the newly freed slaves as a Freedman’s Bureau. Original letters that students wrote to their teacher, documents from court cases held in the building during that period are on display.
Have you ever wondered what happens at the Exchange Hotel Museum after it closes for the night and everyone has gone home? Exchange Hotel Civil War Medical Museum takes on an atmosphere all its own. There have been many reports from our guests of unexplained activity. Our guests have claimed to see orbs and columns of light traveling from room to room. We have seen and heard doors opening and closing on their own. Guests have experienced other phenomena such as seeing full-bodied apparitions of doctors, and soldiers in the hotel and on the grounds. Guests have seen nurses dressed in black period clothing on the stairs and heard screaming and moans of sadness throughout the Museum. The Exchange Hotel Civil War Medical Museum is ranked 15th in the “TOP 100 Most Haunted Places in the United States” and has featured on A&E’s History Channel.