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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

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Address: 71 S Asylum Dr, Weston, WV 26452-1593
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+1 304-269-5070
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11:30 - 18:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 18:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 18:00
Sat 09:30 - 20:00
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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Fun but a learning experience

This is our third visit. An extraordinary experience. Guide was informative and tour groups were small so you coukd ask all the questions you want and not slow the tour. A lot of... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is our third visit. An extraordinary experience. Guide was informative and tour groups were small so you coukd ask all the questions you want and not slow the tour. A lot of renovation work had been completed so we could get a feel for the place as it once was. The museum was large and the art work and... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tour guide was very knowledgeable and the kids had a great time! We will be back for the daytime paranormal tour!

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had such a great trip today! Drove about an hour and a half to get there and did the 4 floor tour. It was amazing! Our tour guide was knowledgeable and very informative. It was such a learning experience. They really do take you lots of places in the building. I can't wait to go back for other tours... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Danny, Valerie and Matt were amazing tour guides who provided history and interesting stories of the asylum and some of the paranormal and forensic psychology that occurred while the hospital was in operation!!!

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Thank Brian T
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting hisortical tour. The tour guides are very knowledgeable about the building. Would have liked to know more about the patients that stayed there, but they explained that they could not elaborate because of HIPPA. Would go back. I suggest going on a sunday afternoon they say it is normally not that busy. We got a private tour!

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Spanishburg, West Virginia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely awesome. It was an experience I will not soon forget. The massiveness of the main building took my breath away. The guide "Morgan" was not only very knowledgeable but her love for the facility and its history was very apparent. She not only explained and pointed out the many unusual things that would be easily overlooked, but she explained... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Which the tour was longer then it was and maybe go into more detail and have someone dress up as a patient.

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Saxtons River, Vermont
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tour was historic, informational, active and fun. Morgan, our tour guide, was extremely knowledgeable and very upbeat. She deserves 5-stars.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Found the Asylum on the internet and took a chance, and I'm very glad I did. The buildings are incredible and it's great to see that they are restoring then to the original state. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Will definitely make a return trip soon.

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Massillon, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I attended a Ghost Hunt and we had an awesome time. The building is gorgeous and the guides know what they are talking about! Everyone was friendly and welcoming. We will definitely do this again and bring our daughter with us next time!

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