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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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Half night was very fun

Nothing happened on our visit. Even if it DID, there are too many people in the building to say that you didn't photograph a fluke of the light, or record something coming from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Nothing happened on our visit. Even if it DID, there are too many people in the building to say that you didn't photograph a fluke of the light, or record something coming from out the window a floor above you. There is no sense of foreboding, no radical temperature cahges - no ghosts. That said, the hsitory of the place... More 

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Actually felt presence of spirits in the Sanatorium. Witnessed shadow figures on 4th floor. My husband felt the evil spirit that resides there. I was pushed on the steps in the body tunnel.

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Enon, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

No one at Waverly Sanatorium was particularly friendly. The purpose of the staff was to make money, and it was obvious. Our guide was bad! She started the evening with a really rude response to a perfectly reasonable question that I asked. We were herded like cattle through the halls and down the body chute. I still have no idea... More 

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Knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My daughter and I visited Waverly Hills and did the two hour tour. While I did not personally witness any paranormal activity, I was not disappointed. The staff and tour guides were excellent and knew the building well. I loved hearing stories from their personal experiences. The building itself is beautiful with some lovely views. We are already making plans... More 

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Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The tour was interesting, the heat oppressive and the dusty, musty air throughout the entire building made me feel like I had a ton of bricks on my chest. Lots of steps if you can't do those or have bad allergies or asthma stay away! The history of the building was much more interesting than the ghost stories. Not a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We took one of the mini haunted tours last Halloween and it was great they told us the history of the building. They take you on a tour in the dark through most of the floors and they take you to the 5 floor where the nurse hung her self. We thought we saw something on are way back down... More 

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Louisville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Over 60000 Tuberculosis patients died at this facility. I can vouch first hand that it is haunted. I witnessed a 20-30 temperature change in a 2nd floor room. The outside air temperature was 75 degrees. Go early, otherwise you will have to wait in long lines.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It was a dark and stormy night...well, not really. It WAS dark and there had been a lot of rain. It was July 3 and there was the sound of fireworks instead of thunder. I was attending a convention in Louisville and this tour was offered as an optional side trip. A friend was going so I signed up, too.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We did the 8-10pm tour and had a fantastic time! The tour guide gave a great history of the building, grounds and several known residents. We did a little "ghost hunting" but didn't have an experience. However one of my pictures looks to have a figure in it;) Our 2 teens were with us: age 19 and 13. The 13... More 

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

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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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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