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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

71 S Asylum Dr, Weston, WV 26452-1593
+1 304-269-5070
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Very interesting stop! Our guide was great and we learned so much—an interesting look into the past.

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mkb1234562018
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Lincolnton, North Carolina
Good trip

The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum trip was most interesting and a very good learning... read more

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Grabriel B
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Huntington
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More European castle than American hospital, this former insane asylum offers historic and paranormal tours six days a week from April through October. Full Museum & Patient Art Gallery entry is included with your tour purchase. This Gothic National Historic Landmark holds 130 years of American history's dark side.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“paranormal tour” (364 reviews)
“first floor” (169 reviews)
“mental illness” (83 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
71 S Asylum Dr, Weston, WV 26452-1593
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+1 304-269-5070
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"first floor"
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"main building"
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"haunted house"
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"vip tour"
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"great tour"
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"minute tour"
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"four floors"
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"lunatic asylum"
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"can't wait to go back"
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Reviewed today

Very interesting stop! Our guide was great and we learned so much—an interesting look into the past.

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Reviewed yesterday

The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum trip was most interesting and a very good learning experience. Everyone was very friendly and answered all our questions with class.

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Reviewed yesterday

Amazing tour! We had a great guide! Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered all our question. We had our disabled daughter with us and she never felt rushed to keep up on the tour!

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Reviewed yesterday

I've been here twice around Halloween, always partaking of the overnight tour and the haunted house. Superbly eerie! Learning the history of the building, and understanding how mental health, social stigma, and prison conditions have evolved over the years is just incredible. You'll cry, you'll...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Our tour guide was Sara and she was THE BEST! Very knowledgeable and friendly! She answered all of our questions! If you go on the historic guide......look her up!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is amazing. I reccomend taking the 90 minute tour. There is so much history to hear and see. Our tour guide, Steve was very knowledgeable and was happy to answer any questions asked.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did the 90 minute heritage tour of four floors and the medical building. Our guide Sarah was personable, was quite knowledgeable about the history of TALA, and made the tour well worth the cost. We found the unrestored areas more interesting than the restored...More

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2  Thank Ann N
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Reviewed 3 days ago

So much historical information. The areas that were restored were remarkable and those that weren't yet still held a lot of historical significance. Would highly recommend the tour to anyone age 12 or older.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our tour guide Brad is brand new but extremely knowledgeable. We thought he had been there for a while. Did the four floor tour. So cool and interesting. I was very impressed that all proceeds go to maintaining and restoring this private owned piece of...More

Thank Stephanie K
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved our guide, Sarah!! She was very knowledgeable and took the time to answer my daughter's many questions!

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Tamera M
10 June 2018|
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Absolutely!
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vandals81
21 October 2017|
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For your first visit we recommend the main building.
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mjwannabe
13 October 2017|
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We accept all major credit cards. ;) See you soon!
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