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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

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Address: 71 S Asylum Dr, Weston, WV 26452-1593
Phone Number: +1 304-269-5070
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9:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 8:00 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 historic and paranormal tours six days a week. Full Museum & Patient Art Gallery entry with your tour purchase. This Gothic National Historic Landmark holds 130 years of American history's dark side.

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How we spent our 37th wedding anniversary visiting the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

Everyone that works there is absolutely amazing, friendly and very knowledgeable about the history of the facility. Our tour guide Greg is a walking encyclopedia of history. We... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Fayetteville, West Virginia
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Fayetteville, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everyone that works there is absolutely amazing, friendly and very knowledgeable about the history of the facility. Our tour guide Greg is a walking encyclopedia of history. We will definitely plan a return visit. Our tour and experience there gave us an understanding and insight into some of West Virginia's history. We felt like we took a "walk into the... More 

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Silver Spring
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We couldn't help but stop at the asylum with a name like that. We were driving south on I64 in WV and started seeing billboards, it was time for a break so we stopped and asked about the tour and took it. Very interesting info about the WV state facility (now closed). Fantastic architecture, supposedly the second largest cut sandstone... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took a group of four for the overnight ghost hunt at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. Jess was our tour guide, and she was great! We had a wonderful time. It was very hot, but that's to be expecyed in and old asylum in early September in West Virginia.

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Tunnelton, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went on the 4 floors tour and the criminally insane tours. The 4 floors was above and beyond what I was expecting and the guide was very informative. The criminally insane tour was ok, it wasn't what I was expecting and the tour guide was ok. Overall I had a good time, and will recommend it to friends and... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

my guide was extremely informative and was very nice. I could tell that she really loved her job and cared about the place. Id go back again. I went on the long tour and am very happy I took that one over one of the shorter ones.

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Gloucester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family and I traveled to this place about 3 weeks ago on our trip to WV. We did the "Criminally Insane" tour. They taught us about the MAX Security measures they took to make sure no lunatics or crazy people got out. There were intercoms, jail cells, you name it! Fun! Recommended! Will go back soon!

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Delaware City, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a great time. Tour guilds were informative and very friendly. Building history and Patient Art Work that was displayed were very interesting. Had dinner in the town of Weston at Kane's Restaurant and Pub. It was fantastic too. The town was like stepping back in time about 30 years. It was great.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved loved loved it!!!! History paranormal and excitement wrapped into one. Very informative and humbling. I certainly recommend.

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

enjoyed the tour (level 1) should offer more in the gift shop (bumper stickers, key chains) will try to return for a different tour

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our tour guide was amazing. She provided us with a great deal of information about the facility. We will visit again

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