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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

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Address: 71 S Asylum Dr, GPS - 50 S. Water Street, Weston, WV 26452-1593
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+1 304-269-5070
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Sun 11:30 - 18:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 18:00
Sat 09:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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More European castle than American hospital, this former insane asylum...

More European castle than American hospital, this former insane asylum offers historic and paranormal tours six days a week. Full Museum & Patient Art Gallery entry with your tour purchase. This Gothic National Historic Landmark holds 130 years of American history's dark side.

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We learned a lot about mental health and treatment through the years. Morgan was a great tour guide and knew a lot of facts and stories. We enjoyed the visit and would go again... read more

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Easton, Maryland
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Easton, Maryland
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We learned a lot about mental health and treatment through the years. Morgan was a great tour guide and knew a lot of facts and stories. We enjoyed the visit and would go again without hesitation.

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Greg was our guide for a great VIP tour. Greg is from the area (toured the facility as a high school sophomore when it was fully operational) and brought a love of history and architecture to our tour. He has had his own eerie personal paranormal experiences here and is well versed on the paranormal experiences that are documented for... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was fortunate to have a tour with a guide that was very knowledgeable about the entire location. The tour was both exciting and informative. On top of the that the location is very interesting! God Bless

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There were a lot of positives to this tour - the exterior of the building is gorgeous. The enormity of the gothic structure is simply incredible. I also enjoyed that parts of the building are completely renovated to reflect a specific period, while others are a ravaged old building that you can get interesting creepy photos. The first floor has... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we had a lot of activity w/ our K2 meters in the forensics building.. and had voices and names come over our ghost box. I took my sons and their wives and My son even got several red spikes on the K2 when he asked if the ghost liked his mustache ! we were tired but had a great time... More 

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Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful visit! I've wanted to visit for years no, and we definatly be going back to do the other tours!

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Guild was very versed on the history of the hospital as well as the paranormal sightings, the tour was very good, we also took the criminally insane tour as well(which was very good as well), I would definitely recommend the VIP tour

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very personable - didn't feel like just tourists. Our guide took the extra effort to answer all of our questions. Will recommend to friends.

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Easton, Maryland
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Interesting tools and artwork are on display. Guide provided an informative history on the operation of the facility.

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We went on the Daytime Paranormal Tour while on our own ghost tour of West Virginia. It's definitely worth the time. We had a tour guide who took us through the different floors to the hottest paranormal spots and told us the ghost stories and history associated with each. Our tour guide was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and interesting enough to keep... More 

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