Built in 1884 , the old structures across from Chickasaw Heritage Park in Memphis originally served as a healthcare facility for aging Civil War veterans. In addition to caring for vets, the old Marine hospital was also used to treat those who had been infected with yellow fever in the late 19th century. When the hospital shut down in the 1960s, one of the buildings that had been a nurse’s ward was converted into a museum that showcases metalwork from elite level blacksmiths and other metalsmiths.
Today the National Ornamental Metal Museum is said to be one of the most haunted places in the Bluff City. According to those who have been in the museum late at night, odd noises along with whispers and footsteps are commonplace. And like most haunted places, those who are in the building at night often feel like they are being watched.