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Get Away with Murder at The Wilburton’s Mystery Weekend experience in Manchester, Vermont April 28 to 30 and bring Scooby Doo!

Mar 28 2023, 5:19 PM


Media Contact: Melissa Levis • 917-680-6739

Manchester, Vermont—Death on the Nile meets Scooby Doo at the interactive “Getaway with Murder” mystery weekend from Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30, 2023 at The Wilburton, 257 Wilburton Drive in Manchester, Vermont. Up a winding driveway, perched on the crest of a hill, the 1902 Wilburton mansion is an Agatha Christie-like setting for “The Case of The Missing Mummy.” Canine Concierge Jetson invites guests to bring their dogs to help sniff out the clues.

“The Case of The Missing Mummy” is an original musical mystery inspired by the true story of a 4000 year-old mummy buried near Middlebury Vermont. Combining elements of cabaret, improv, escape room and suspense, this who dunnit is set in 1923, the year Howard Carter discovered King Tut’s tomb. Guests are encouraged to dress in festive flapper or “Egyptomania” attire as they follow actors through the Clue like mansion.

“Mystery and music are always on the menu,” says playwright and family innkeeper, Tajlei Levis, “Guest participation is part of the fun of this interactive, madcap whirl.”

Wilburton mystery weekends are a 20-year tradition that began when innkeeper Georgette Wasserstein Levis turned her sister, Wendy Wasserstein’s Broadway hit, The Sisters Rosensweig into The Brothers Rosenblood.  Tajlei Levis creates new mystery events each year, inspired by Wilburton and local Vermont history. 

The Mystery package includes a “Meet the Suspects” welcome party, Saturday and Sunday Vermont country breakfasts, Saturday guided stroll through the onsite Museum, a Saturday afternoon canine costume paw-ty with prizes for best dressed Egyptian, flapper or detective pooch. The dinner to die for is Saturday night. Guests can stay in historic mansion guest rooms and dog-friendly suites. Prizes will be awarded for the most festive attire as well as to the sleuth who cracks the case.

Wilburton Mystery Weekend will be held from Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30, 2023. A two-night stay is required. Lodging rates begin at $250/night plus a $150 per person package fee.  To book the package or for more information, call 802-362-2500 or visit 

The Wilburton is a majestic destination resort crowning a 30-acre hilltop estate in Manchester Village, Vermont. Owned and managed by the colorful Levis family for over 35 years, The Wilburton specializes in authentic Vermont experiences and hospitality. With breath-taking views, accommodations for 135, and a Vermont marble pavilion tent for events up to 200 guests, The Wilburton is a spectacular canvas for destination weddings, family reunions, corporate retreats, holiday gatherings and milestone celebrations.


The mystery begins as the eccentric Manchester collector Doc tries to complete his collection of curiosities at his museum of mythology. Doc commissions cowboy archeologist Arlington Jones  to find an authentic mummy from Egypt. Arlington’s expertise is expensive, so Doc appeals to the Vermont Explorers Club to underwrite the expedition in return for a share in the spoils. “Let’s be like Lord Elgin or Napoleon, and bring the treasure home in our luggage.” The dig foreman Cat and his local cousins stake out a promising site in the Valley of Kings. Meanwhile, Broadway musical sensation Mimi, recently retired from the Ziegfeld follies, is planning her film debut in a musical extravaganza Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile - a love story. To save money on scenery, her producer will film on location in Egypt. When Mimi and her entourage discover they have been assigned the same spot as Doc’s dig, the dirt starts flying. Local missionary priest Egitzio and his partner, Italian nun Febrizia, have an endless supply of authentic antiquities to sell at a very special price. Everyone is dying to get in on the action. 


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