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Central State Hospital Museum

620 Broad St, Milledgeville, GA 31062-7525
+1 478-445-4878
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I work there and anyone is welcome to roam the grounds at anytime except go into the museum area... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Milledgeville, Georgia
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Read a little about this amazing monstrosity (Central State Hospital Milledgeville) before our... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
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Established in 1842 as the Georgia Lunatic Asylum, this facility treated patients suffering from mental illness, epilepsy and tuberculosis. Today, the fully accredited hospital occupies approximately 100 buildings on 1700 acres. Museum by appointment only.
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620 Broad St, Milledgeville, GA 31062-7525
620 Broad St, Milledgeville, GA 31062-7525
+1 478-445-4878
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

I work there and anyone is welcome to roam the grounds at anytime except go into the museum area after hours many people want to explore but are afraid of getting arrested. as long as you are not damaging property or entering areas restricted which...More

5  Thank MelissaCrosby
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Read a little about this amazing monstrosity (Central State Hospital Milledgeville) before our visit but was positively astounded once on the grounds. Definitely worth checking out particularly if you are fortunate enough to have a few locals available to show you around. We rode bikes...More

3  Thank MG02116
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Yes, it is somewhat spooky looking and very sad at the same time. We did not find a lot of informational signs, and wish there was more posted about the history of the hospital. I did some research online and was fascinated by what I...More

1  Thank bwodom
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Wow! This institution was fascinating and somewhat creepy! There are several buildings, some have windows you can peer inside and see how old and worn-out it is;and there is a Pecan grove at its center. Down the road is an old prison-also abandoned-and a cemetery.

3  Thank Sheila R
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Spooky to think that people stayed in this large empty facility. It looks a though they just up and left since 1974. There are no trespassing signs posted ten feet in front of the buildings as the grounds and buildings have been designated as unsafe....More

2  Thank ReviewerMariettaGA
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

There are many buildings in this abandoned hospital and prison area. They are all fascinating to look at. There are security driving around everywhere and signs that unfortunately state no trespassing. I would have loved to get a better look inside these buildings. You can...More

Thank RamonaL34
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Neat old buildings. I pulled into the road that goes around the brown buildings, got out, and snapped pictures. Signs said no tresspqssing, the grounds and buildings weren't safe. Fine, but roads weren't blocked off. I drove to the white hospital parking lot, stepped out...More

Thank ltcajh .
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Will go back when I have more time. It is truly like driving through a ghost town. The facility is 2000 acres and the buildings are beautiful, I can only imagine how they looked when new. The buildings are haunting and as you look in...More

1  Thank BillerinCO
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Not at all what I expected. Your GPS drives you up to 620 Broad St, and basically dumps you off in a HUGE deserted town! Feels like a college campus that was abandoned when everyone went to lunch and never came back. Haunting and sad,...More

Thank MichiganHotelstayer
Reviewed 3 April 2016

In December, 1842, the first patient arrived at Milledgeville's Georgia Lunatic Asylum. Early patients were treated to such enlightened innovations as abolishment of chain and rope restraints. By the 1960's, the hospital was the largest mental hospital in the world. It held up to 13,000...More

7  Thank V_Xero
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Questions & Answers
7 October 2017|
Response from Margaret O |
No...we went to visit in October in 2017 and a security guard let us know that it is now private property and the museum and grounds are no longer open. The guard said that they are looking to tryand take down information... More
25 February 2017|
Response from Sheila R | Reviewed this property |
We parked in front of the main hospital building, other cars were parked there too. It was a Sunday, don't know if that made a difference or not, but we freely roamed the grounds without any problems. Other people were there... More
8 October 2016|
Response from MichiganHotelstayer | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Sorry - I just saw this question. I do not know if there is a list - but there are still people who live/work on site. I don't know how you could reach them by phone, but might run in to them if you are there.