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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

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Address: 71 Asylum Drive, Weston, WV 26452
Phone Number: 304-269-5070
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: More European castle than American hospital, this former insane asylum...
More European castle than American hospital, this former insane asylum offers customized tours. e.g. Museum Tour, Civil War Tours, Asylum Treatments and History and the Paranormal. This Gothic National Historic Landmark holds 130 years of American history’s dark side.
1st Floor (45 min) - $10.00Learn about the pioneers of humane treatment for the mentally ill while visiting the first two wards for the patients and see the Civil War Section of the hospital. Hear about the gold robbery that helped West Virginia become a state and how being a border state affected the area.$10.00All 4 Floors plus the first floor of the Medical Center (90 min) - $30.00This tour includes all of the first floor tour experience plus, step back in time to the 1935 fire that destroyed four wards of the Asylum. Visit the doctors' apartments, nurses’ quarters; Ward F where the most deviant of patients were kept, and explore the first floor of the Medical Center. Learn the history of medical treatments performed in asylums as well as how this facility helped the local community through two wars and the depression.$30.00The Civil War Tour (75 min) - $25.00Celebrate the West Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. Step back in time on this walking tour of the Asylum and the grounds. The historic community holds fascinating stories of Civil War raids, gold robberies, and remarkable citizens. Trace the footsteps of men who went on to lead our country as presidents. Identified on the Civil War Trails map as a vital location during the conflict, this is an excellent stop on a state wide Civil War excursion. Tour Availability is subject to weather conditions.The Cemetery and Farm Tour (70 min) - $25.00Enjoy an open air wagon ride while learning about therapeutic labor, the process of purchasing and developing TALA's land, the Farm, coal mine, struggles to obtain water, and more. Also explored is the history of the three cemeteries of patients located along the tour route. Tour Availability is subject to weather conditions.Combination Tours:Cemetery and Farm Tour Combo – (3 hours) - $50This tour includes the Four Floor Tour and the Cemetery and Farm TourTour Availability is subject to weather conditions. Civil War Tour Combo – (3 hours) - $50This tour includes the Four Floor Tour and the Civil War Tour. Tour Availability is subject to weather conditions. Paranormal Tour Combo – (3 hours) - $55This tour includes the 90 minute daytime Paranormal Tours (Sat. 1, 4, and 6pm and Sun. 1 and 4pm) and either the Civil War Tour or the Cemetery and Farm Tour. Tour Availability is subject to weather conditions Daytime Paranormal Tours (1.5 hours) - $35This is the daylight version of our paranormal tour given only on Saturdays at 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, and 6:00 pm and Sundays at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm. This is a guided tour of the hottest spots in this 242,000 sq. foot Asylum. Tickets for these tours can only be purchased in person and are first come first served. Photography Tours - (4 to 8 hours) - $100/$150Check out the campus on a semi-guided photo tour with access to most of the buildings on campus.
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Sad yet beautiful location of housed mentally ill

Trans-Allegeny lunatic Asylum is a beautiful building which holds the dark tales of mental health treatments of the past. Our family has taken the historical tour as well as the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Gloucester, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Trans-Allegeny lunatic Asylum is a beautiful building which holds the dark tales of mental health treatments of the past. Our family has taken the historical tour as well as the day paranormal day tour. Personally, I enjoyed the historical tour better as the tales of the paranormal although entertaining, hearing the history of the building and how mental health treatments... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

When my 18 year old daughter and her best friend found out this place was on the way to Fayetteville, they were out of their minds, "We have to stop!" We did and both kids want to go back for a sleepover. Creepy building. Informative, helpful staff. Can't believe it was still operational 21 years ago. Worth the stop! Will... More 

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Brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This was one of the most interesting tours I've done in a long time - so much to learn...our tour guide Michael Duke was awesome - Thanks, Michael! Wouldn't hesitate to go again.

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Belmont, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It was a windy day in mid May when I arrived at the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum for a solo overnight tour that began at 8pm and extended into the wee hours of the next morning. Let me be up front...I would not consider myself a "ghost hunter" and did not go in with all the gear I've seen on... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We did the haunted tour around Halloween 2014. It was a great experience! Very interesting and the guides were knowledgeable and fun to be around. If you're in the area during that time of year, it is definitely worth going.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is difficult to find attractions that interest the 17, 18, 20, and 21 year old kids that traveled with us, but when we found the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum online, they were all interested in seeing it. We chose the paranormal tour. Our tour guide did a great job of incorporating the history of the asylum, the reasons patients were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Michael was our tour guide. We were the only two attending his last tour of the day but he took his time and gave a very detailed description of the locations we visited. He encouraged stopping to take photos. He is very knowledgeable about the hospital and its history and made it come to life. It was easy to imagine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I have been wanting to visit here since I saw it on television. Fantastic place! Our guide was Macy on the four floor tour. She was wonderful, giving us the history of the building and the treatment of mental illness. She had a very empathetic way of telling us about the patients and their lives. The building itself is massive... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The history of the facility sounded intriguing to me. We took the full tour of several hours which I highly recommend. The reality of the tour is enhanced by the tour guides "costumes". It is a walk in time from many aspects as well as the treatment of the mentally ill. It is thought provoking regarding our "civilized" culture. In... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

I live four blocks from here and I've been in twice. All I can say is AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME. And yes... It's haunted! Will definitely go back every chance I get 😁❤️❤️❤️

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Additional Information about Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

Address: Address: 71 Asylum Drive, Weston, WV 26452
Phone Number: 304-269-5070
Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Weston
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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