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Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal

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Great add-on after visiting the Penitentiary

My husband and I had visited the penitentiary and decided to also visit this museum. The owner is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chops1971
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Columbus, Ohio
Halloween

What a wonderful place full of interesting pieces from the past! Photos, war memorabilia, history... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mandalina R
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The Archive is blend of History, the Afterlife and some random Oddities. From haunted artifacts to historically important relics the Archive offers a diverse collection for our visitors to observe and sense. The museum's collection is constantly...more
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1600 3rd St, 2nd Floor #202, Moundsville, WV 26041-1717
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I had visited the penitentiary and decided to also visit this museum. The owner is very friendly and knowledgeable, and he has quite a collection that is definitely worth seeing. Some of the dolls and pictures are creepy, but I didn't get...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful place full of interesting pieces from the past! Photos, war memorabilia, history trapped in dolls and other objects. Hauntingly beautiful. Steve was awesome and so knowledgeable. Make sure you stop in and check it out when you are in town!

Thank Mandalina R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly owner who was very knowledgeable. There were many unique items. I would recommend this museum to anyone interested or curious about death or the afterlife.

Thank TinaP3419
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting, affordable, and personable attraction. Highly recommend checking this place out!!!

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great stop; found on atlas obscura and is well worth a visit if you’re in the area. Well worth the price!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a fan of the supernatural or just strange things in general, you MUST check this place out. Its just blocks from West Virginia Penitentiary. This place is full of so much history and the owner, Steve is very knowledgeable. So many creepy,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great unplanned trip!! Nice people and good conversation, very well versed on the topic and items that we saw.

Thank swpaladie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I live in moundsville and am extreamly interested in the spooktaculer (ive watched a casper movie or 2) any way i recently found out this place excisted from my cancerous bud Jack A. Holl (i am happy to say he is no longer with us...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Toured here on oct 13, 2018, Steve was easy to talk to. He was very knowledgeable of the archives. I recommend this tour

Thank Carolyn W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place the guy was cool and knowledgeable would definitely come back a lot of interesting stuff there

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Tour Season Tues - Sat / 1p - 6p (1 April - 30 Nov) Off Season Fri & Sat (1 Dec - 28 Mar)
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