Mystery at the Museum is a unique fundraiser taking place at The National Civil War Naval Museum on October 22nd , 23rd, 24th , 28th, 29th, & 30th. This interactive and intriguing murder mystery dinner theatre will leave audiences guessing—and in stitches—till the  crime is solved. Each dinner show features an all-star cast of characters, four side-splitting acts, a cash bar, and a three-course meal that’s truly to die for.  Attendees can  get in on the act by playing a part, becoming a top detective, or simply sitting back and enjoying the show. At Mystery at the Museum, just beware! In this immersive experience, the culprit is hiding in plain sight, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect before you know it! Bring some friends, expect the unexpected, search for clues, and solve the crime. All for a great cause! 

The purpose of this fundraiser is to further support the organization’s mission, deepen the museum’s impact, and help ensure financial sustainability for this valuable cultural institution.  By telling the stories of the navies of the Civil War, we connect people with the past; giving them a better sense of place and time. The museum cares for a unique collection of nationally relevant maritime artifacts as well as a strong archival research collection. It offers an array of educational programs for students of all ages, in addition to a variety of entertaining public events and programs for the community.

The Show: “Ghosted”

One of the world’s most famous ghost hunters, Sybil Sixthsense, is conducting her biggest paranormal investigation yet in Columbus, Georgia!  A slew of famous and lively characters have convened at Port Columbus for the exciting chance to connect to the "other side".  But before any paranormal activity can be documented, a member of the Casper Catchers Paranormal Investigation team is unexpectedly sent packing to the afterlife by a little foul play. It is up to you to help solve this misdeed before anyone else finds themselves "ghosted" during this hilarious hunt.

The Law & Order Preview Party - For an additional $30, our amateur sleuths can enjoy more food, fun, and  fellowship in this special pre-show party. Attendees can upgrade their show tickets to get a head start on the case with some music, appetizers, and libations! The Law & Order Preview Party will be open for the special ticket holders at 6:00 PM on all show dates. Purchase by phone 706-327-9798.

Menu - dinner provided by Valley Hospitality, Inc. 


October 22, 23, & 24

Salad - mixed field green salad with tomato, cucumber, and carrot

Main - chicken florentine: grilled chicken breast topped with a cream sauce of spinach, garlic, and parmesan served with creamy mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Served with rolls & butter and iced tea (sweet & unsweet), and Starbucks coffee service 

Dessert - Bourbon pecan bar with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and caramel sauce. 

October 28, 29, & 30

Salad - crisp romaine lettuce with shredded parmesan, crouton, and caesar dressing.  

Main - burgundy braised beef: beef slowly braised in red wine served with creamy mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Served with rolls & butter and iced tea (sweet & unsweet), and Starbucks coffee service 

Desert - NY style cheesecake with fresh whipped cream and berry puree 


Where is the venue?

National Civil War Naval Museum (Port Coloumbus)

1002 Victory Drive, Columbus, Georgia 31901


What if I can not make the performance I reserved for whatever reason?

There will be no refunds. We will grant exchanges for later show dates, if spaces are available. Only in the event of a government mandated shut down will we issue refunds for cancelled show dates. 


Do I have to wear a mask to the performance?

It is not required that attendees wear masks. Masks are an effective way to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and remain an important tool. Before and during the show, our staff will ensure every performance is safe including but not limited to personal protective equipment and enhanced cleaning. For safety and peace of mind, we encourage patrons to put forth whatever safety protocols they deem personally necessary for participation. 


Where are my tickets? 

After visiting our website to purchase tickets, you will receive an email confirmation. Your name will be on a reservation list. The box office and venue will be open for guests approximately an hour before show time. There is no need to bring the email printout.  With the exception of group ticket sales, all tickets must be purchased online via our website. 


Is there a dress code? 

The dress code for this event is business casual or fun!  We are asking participants to have fun! After all, it is the Halloween season! Come in costume. Come dressed as your favorite detective! Come dressed as your favorite ghost or character! Have fun!

Is this show appropriate for children? 

This show is rated PG-13 and intended for older audiences (teenage and up).

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