Home to thousands of mentally ill people, this asylum in Weston, WV, opened in 1864. Also known as the Weston State Hospital, the asylum was originally designed to house 250 beds, which grew tremendously over the years. At times, resident numbers peaked at 2,400, which lead to overcrowding, extremely poor conditions and infrastructure deterioration. Due to this, the asylum closed its doors in 1994. -
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The Asylum has had apparition sightings, unexplainable voices and sounds, and other paranormal activity reported in the past by guests, staff, SyFy's Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters Academy, the Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures and Paranormal Challenge. Step back in time and see how the mentally insane lived, and died, within these walls.
Thousands have been committed to the asylum over the years, and hundreds unfortunately died here. Decide for yourself if they’re still occupying the historic wards and treatment rooms.
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Now, the historic grounds can be toured where many visitors have encountered ghost sightings from those that died in the asylum–some dating back to the Civil War era.
Ghost hunts/tours are offered year round.
OPEN FOR HISTORIC TOURS
March 29th, 2014 – November 2nd, 2014
Always call to confirm if you don't see your time listed.
By appointment only
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Note: Please dress appropriately, there is no heat.
*Tours of the first floor leave every hour and all four floors start
every 2 hours. The last 1st floor tour leaves at 5:00 p.m. and the last
4 floor tour leaves at 4:00 p.m..
If you are interested in a private tour, then please call us at
our office 304-269-5070.
Photography Tour dates:
07/13, 09/07, 11/02
Architectual Tour dates:
06/09, 07/14, 08/18, 09/08
Please call for details. (304-269-5070)
Please be sure to call or visit think link for more information on detailed tours. http://trans-alleghenylunaticasylum.com/main/hauntings.html