April: The Season of Crime

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April 1, 2022 @ 8:00 am - August 31, 2022 @ 5:00 pm EDT

banner of April: Season Of Crime Exhibit at Alcatraz East Crime Museum

The Season of Crime exhibit invites you to take a deeper look into several theories why April, of all months, seems to be filled with a history of so much violence. Get a close-up view of objects from some of the most sensationalized crimes, such as items from the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing and the Abraham Lincoln funeral relic. Don't miss April: The Season of Crime at Alcatraz East Crime Museum. 

Date and Time

April 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022


Alcatraz East Crime Museum, 2757 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

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The Season of Crime exhibit is free for Alcatraz East Crime Museum visitors.

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About April: The Season of Crime

Did you know that a disturbingly large number of mass shootings, bombings, and crime anniversaries have occurred during April?

Ally Pennington, artifacts and programs manager for Alcatraz East Crime Musem, invites visitors to gain a better understanding of what may be different about this month. Learn more about the intriguing information that crime experts and theories have gathered so far about some of the most sensational crimes of April, including:

Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated on April 4, 1968:

President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated on April 14, 1865

Boston Marathon Bombing on April 15, 2013

Virginia Tech Massacre on April 16, 2007

Oklahoma City Bombing on April 19, 1995

Columbine High School Shooting on April 20, 1999

In the words of Pennington, "we may never know exactly what makes crime increase so much in April." Still, you may be able to satisfy your curiosity with interesting bits of information and perhaps think of a plausible theory yourself.

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COVID Information

Guests are encouraged to wear face coverings and avoid close contact with others while inside the Alcatraz East Crime Museum. Bring debit cards or credit cards for payment. Cash transactions are not allowed.

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Experience April: The Season of Crime

The mysteries of this world include why April is such a tragedy-filled month. The Seasons of Crime exhibit at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum is not for the faint of heart, but you don't want to miss the chance to check out all the evidence linking these crimes together.


Alcatraz East Crime Museum
2757 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 United States
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(865) 453-3278
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