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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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History and Paranormal Buffs, this is a Must.

We have been here 4 times in as many years. Every time we go back there is more restoration done. The amount of history that is here can not be covered in one visit. We have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been here 4 times in as many years. Every time we go back there is more restoration done. The amount of history that is here can not be covered in one visit. We have went during the day and several times at night for the paranormal and ghost tours. It is pretty much a yearly trip for us.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I came here with my sister and although we found it interesting, it was a bit odd. Several of the rooms had original furniture and when I opened a filing cabinet, some of the files were still there! Be prepared for walking and going up and down stairs.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I met a friend there and we ghost hunted all night. We got pictures of ghosts, orbs and mists. In Emily Ann's room, my friend, Jerry, set up his RedPod, which attracted Emily Ann to it. It lit up like crazy and started playing a catchy melody so we tried to photograph it and video it, but when the flash... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had an amazing time at our overnight ghost hunt!! Rob was our guide and we could not have had better! He mixed the tour with history with his own paranormal experiences which made it great! We ended up doing our investigation with him and had some really awesome results. I recommend TALA to any paranormal enthusiast.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no doubt that ghosts still lurking with in the walls of this asylum. This was my second visit since last year. Really amazing! A big Thanks to the owner and the staff for keeping this place alive.

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Rockville, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've done the overnight ghost hunt at Trans Allegheny several times and this is the first experience that I've walked away disappointed. The same staff had been there for many years and everyone that we've worked with since 2012 have left since last March. The new staff is nice enough, but there doesn't seem to be the same level of... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second time. And as the first time, my group and I had an amazing experience. One day we will pay for a private investigation. Thank you!!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit to TALA and it didn't disappoint. My daughter and I traveled from Asheville, NC and thoroughly enjoyed both our two-hour Paranormal Tour with Valerie and our eight-hour Ghost Hunt with Brandy. There is so much to explore so we'll definitely be back in the spring. Thanks again to Valerie, Brandy, and all the staff that... More 

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Oakland, Maryland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked the fact that the tour guide was knowledgeable about the Asylum. He did a really good job with telling us about the different parts. I absolutely hated the fact that the tour guide to us only cared about the documentary you are doing about the asylum and not actually wanting to stay with our group to do the... More 

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Rockport, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great event with helpful staff. Well planned out and not rushed. Being we had a small group everything went great.

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