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Address: 4400 Paralee Lane, Louisville, KY 40272
Phone Number: 502 933 2142
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Description: The Waverly Hills Sanatorium is on the U.S. National Register of...
The Waverly Hills Sanatorium is on the U.S. National Register of Historical Places. The massive five story hospital was built in 1926 and sits atop Waverly Hill today. It housed 400 patients and was one of the largest facilities of its kind. Waverly served the community through decades of the worse TB outbreak in the country. After closing in 1961, due to the introduction of life saving antibiotics, the hospital reopened in 1962 as "Woodhaven Geriatric Center" which operated the facility until 1982 when it was closed by the state. Ravaged by years of neglect, the present owners have breathed new life into the building by conducting tours though the facility in effort to restore it to a useful asset for the community once again. Waverly has earned her place as one of the most haunted places in the country and has been host to many films and TV shows. During tour season (March – August) Waverly offers several options of visiting. *2hr. Introductory Paranormal Tour which includes a 20 film then a walk through the building.*2hr. Historical walk through tour held one Sunday each month*Public or Private overnight sessions for ghost hunting enthusiasts. For all tour or overnight reservations or inquiries contact the office open daily 9am to 5pm Monday - Friday.
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Loved our time there. Very spooky but neat to see the hospital and imagine what it was like for patients back then. My only wish was that it included more history telling. Our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Loved our time there. Very spooky but neat to see the hospital and imagine what it was like for patients back then. My only wish was that it included more history telling. Our guide was very nice and able to answer questions but it was more of a reach out to the spirits kind of tour which is great for... More 

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Hamilton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

For the new or seasoned ghost hunter, Waverly Hills is a great stop. Not only does it have great history and grounds, it is well-organized with very hospitable & wise owners & staff, who treat you like family. My team did a longer visit from 8pm-4am, and were not disappointed. Definitely worth the drive and the price. The large reception... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I was so excited to visit Waverly Hills and it did not disappoint. The tour was fantastic and very informative. Our guide and caboose were great.

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Had a wonderful tour. Bit creepy but managable. Would go back again. Tour guide was great. The 2 hour tour is good to get basics. If you want more do a longer tour.

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Grant Park, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I was like a kid in a candy store! Waverly has always been on my Bucket List... But one time isn't good enough for me. I want more. :-) Will be returning hopefully very soon for either the 4 or 8 hr "ghost hunt". The 2 hour was fun and informative but would love to actually see it. Was very... More 

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Lovell, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This place has been top on my list of paranormal places to visit. We did the 8-10pm paranormal tour. The place is immense and amazing. The staff is a little brusque and I felt they might have been a little overwhelmed. I wish I had come for an investigation instead because there is absolutely no time to look around and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We really enjoyed taking the 8-10pm public tour. Lots of information on the history and plenty of creepy pictures taken!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

It was awesome! We did an 8 hour private tour (8pm-4am). Tina was incredibly nice and very accommodating. She even picked up pizza for us before the store closed so we wouldn't be starving by the end of the night. The entire building is just creepy. We had plenty of activity and even saw a shadow person. We did a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My wife and I went on the 2 hour 8:00 PM tour and I had a great time. We are not serious ghost hunters but we we enjoy hearing about the history of buildings like this. This is a really neat old building and the tour was interesting and we had a great time. We didn't see anything paranormal but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Yes, I know...this is touted as one of the most haunted sites in the U.S., and we wanted to see it because of that too, but one must remember the history of this incredible building and why it is so important to preserve it! So many sick people were forced to come here for treatment for a disease (TB) they... More 

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Address: 4400 Paralee Lane, Louisville, KY 40272
Phone Number: 502 933 2142
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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