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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

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Address: 71 Asylum Drive, Follow 33 into Weston 3 miles, Weston, WV 26452
Phone Number: 13042695070
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12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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.

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Great experience for a novice ghost hunter/

My wife, sister-in-law, and I had a fantastic experience on our first hunt. The building is amazing and the stories are incredible. The site team led by Copperhead was fun and... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Chalottesville
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Chalottesville
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, sister-in-law, and I had a fantastic experience on our first hunt. The building is amazing and the stories are incredible. The site team led by Copperhead was fun and professional. Our guide did a great job of providing information, tips on data collection, etc. While we did not have a dramatic encounter, we had some neat experiences, and... More 

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Lost Creek, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think this building is spectacular in many ways, the architecture is fascinating the history is spell binding and the fact that it has paranormal activity is just a perk.

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Thank Deb J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went with my in-laws to the haunted house in October. We had previously been to the Haunted Hoochie in Columbus which is totally different compared to this haunted house. The haunted house was not in the main building. It was pretty timid compared to other haunted houses- in fact, there were children acting in the haunted... More 

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Thank Megan M
Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been at TALA numerous times for the overnight ghost hunt. Each time was a different experience. A lot of history here. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I will definitely be back for another visit.

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Thank M3611VNlaurah
Strasburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The staff were vary knowledgable and allowed you to hunt on your own....I felt safe going solo and no pressure to stay in a group!

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

i though it was so much fun i went with my mom and aunt it was filled with excitment and scared at some points but i couldnt belive my eyes so much fun so excited cant wait to go again !!!

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Thank morgankillen45
Hedgesville, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

loved the place, the place is huge and the renovations you have completed are beautiful, What beautiful architect. Would love to see this place get completely renovated. I have only one suggestion. When experienced paranormal investigators book an overnight visit, they should be allowed to skip the tour. You can hand the sheet to them that list the activities on... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The price for the night was high, but the activity was plentiful, the guides were helpful, and the place was massive!

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Thank 68brookec
Belpre, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Our tour guide was awesome! The way they have the tours set up makes everyone feel welcome. The history and the paranormal activity in the building was one of the coolest things I've ever seen!

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Gaffney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We had an excellent time at Trans-Allegheny Asylum. The tour guides were great. Tons of historical and paranormal information. If you like doing paranormal or historical tours this is an amazing place to visit!!

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