Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
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11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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More European castle than American hospital, this former insane asylum offers historic and paranormal tours six days a week from April through October. Full Museum & Patient Art Gallery entry is included with your tour purchase. This Gothic National Historic Landmark holds 130 years of American history's dark side.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Tiffany B
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Friends
Learning how far mental health has come and how nice and knowledgeable my tour guide was. This was my second time here (this time brought a different friend for her birthday). I was happy when I saw my guide was Alyssa again. When I come back I hope I have her again!
Also, the paranormal activity today was great!
Written October 6, 2022
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Jessica B
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Family
Gary gave us an amazing tour! You can tell that he is someone that definitely knows his stuff! The VIP tour was a great combination of the paranormal stories and the history of the place. My husband and I would definitely visit again to try some of the different tours they have! Amazing experience and awesome restorations! We also enjoyed that we could take our dog on the tour with us as we were visiting on our way home!
Written October 5, 2022
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Derrick F
Marietta, OH1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Friends
I participated in the overnight ghost investigation and look forward to doing it again. Our guide Ryan was knowledgeable of the haunted history of the Asylum and seem to have earn the respect of the invisible residents that dwell within. For all of you paranormal enthusiast out there, this should be added to your top things to do.
Written October 4, 2022
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Cole S
6 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
MICHELLE was wonderful in her knowledge and stories of the facility. The tour takes you through 4 floors of the asylum. Great experience with knowledge. Museum is great to explore. Took the criminally insane tour as well. It was an amazing experience highly recommend going to see the facility
Written October 4, 2022
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Ashley T
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Family
We had Michelle as our tour guide and she was amazing. So knowledgeable and personable and just a really fun tour guide. Had her for 2 tours and just loves the whole experience!
Written October 4, 2022
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mbw244
Belcamp, MD182 contributions
Sep 2022
Very informative, be warned if it's summer it gets very hot bring water. Is dog friendly but would not bring if summer. Guide has guide knowledge and grew up in areas as a local. Museum and items are a very small collection. You will do quite a bit of walking each wing is roughly a quarter mile and there are 4 floors plus a quick grounds tour.
Written October 4, 2022
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jasonpluka
1 contribution
Sep 2022
I'd always wanted to visit, having seen so many shows take place at TALA and I wasn't disappointed. Our tour guide was very informative, helpful and willing to answer any questions and the place was beautiful and spooky. The staff was helpful and so friendly. I can't wait to go back and do more tours there.
Written October 3, 2022
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jennifercasne
Pittsburgh, PA1 contribution
Sep 2022
Both tours were fantastic. Unfortunately, didn't see anything on the daytime paranormal but the stories were worth it. Our tour guide for the historical tour (I think it was Brad? Guy, dark hair, beard, suspenders, last name Cook I think because he mentioned his great uncle was once a patient at TALA) was a wealth of knowledge and had answers to everyone's questions, even the off-script ones. I've already recommended visiting the asylum to multiple people. Would love to visit again soon!
Written October 3, 2022
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Deborah H
Jefferson, MD355 contributions
Sep 2022
We took the 90 minute, 4 floor tour and it was positively fascinating. Our guide, John was awesome and so knowledgeable. If you are in the Weston area, stop and take this tour.
Written October 2, 2022
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Michael Peffer
2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Did three flashlight tours and the VIP tour the following day. Our guides on the flashlight tours were amazing, as always. However, having Greg as our tour guide on the VIP tour was amazing. He is a wealth of knowledge, keeps the mood light and never too dark, and handles a group very well. If you get a chance to do a VIP tour with Greg, do it! You will not regret it.
Written October 1, 2022
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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (Weston) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tue - Fri 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM


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