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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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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
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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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Four Floor Historic Tour of Gothic Insane Asylum
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Paranormal Daytime Tour of Gothic Insane Asylum

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A Very Interesting Walk Into a Troubled Past

A tour of an asylum for insane and the criminally insane, a Palace in some places, a prison dungeon in others. A great view into the history of psychiatric medicine, and how... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A tour of an asylum for insane and the criminally insane, a Palace in some places, a prison dungeon in others. A great view into the history of psychiatric medicine, and how these people were treated. Took the Four Floor Tour (90 mins), led by our guide G.W. A great tour, and he quickly and thoroughly answered all our questions.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hubby wanted to check out this tour while we were visiting West Virginia. Glad we did. We were both very impressed with our friendly and informative tour guides. We took the paranormal one (90minutes) and the criminally insane one (60minutes). We lucked out since we didn't book online but I have a feeling they don't fill up during the week.... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I had never heard about the Asylum, but since we were in the area and had read a brochure about it, we decided to take a tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. There are lots of interesting things to see and hear on this tour. We took the 90 minute tour of all... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This tour was not what I expected, but I was pleasantly surprised. I was expecting it to be all about ghost and paranormal experiences. Instead it was about the actual Asylum and it's history along with some paranormal. We did the 4 floors tour, and our guide Rachel was excellent. She really knew a lot of history and interesting facts... More 

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Red Lion
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The architecture of the various buildings is outstanding. It is a wonderful glimpse into the history of asylums. They have done a very good job reconstructing the floors as they must have been. Our guide Mikaela was very informative and patient with our group. Can't wait to go back!

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Crown City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was very pleased with the tours.We did the history the criminally insane and the paranormal tour. You will be amazed at the things you will learn and experience while there. We are still talking about it and want to learn more.

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Crown City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I took all three tours and that is all we are talking about. We can't wait till we can go back for the all night tour.

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our tour guide, GW did a super job on both the History Tour and the Criminaly insane tour. All the staff has done a great job with restoring and preserving such a large and interesting building that would have otherwise been lost.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must see place if you are anywhere near the area. I guarantee you will be awed. We went in August and it was very musty. No air conditioning there or heat for that matter. It was hot so visiting in the spring or fall would be bettet

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a cool place to check out. They said that the men from the Civil war had occupied the facility for a little while. So much History within the walls themselves. You should check this place out.

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