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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

71 S Asylum Dr, Weston, WV 26452-1593
+1 304-269-5070
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Hard this place was open until the 90’s

They offer many different tours here. We took the 4 floor 90 min tour($30) which told of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mike H
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Buffalo, New York, United States
Amazed

Was and awesome experience and learned a lot about the history and background of the asylum... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
tvdurst6407
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New Philadelphia, Ohio
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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.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“paranormal tour” (350 reviews)
“first floor” (164 reviews)
“ghost hunt” (142 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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71 S Asylum Dr, Weston, WV 26452-1593
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Reviewed 3 days ago

They offer many different tours here. We took the 4 floor 90 min tour($30) which told of the history of the asylum. There is a shorter tour $10 for 30 min. There are also tours the deal more with the haunting of the building.

Thank Mike H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Was and awesome experience and learned a lot about the history and background of the asylum defiantly going back and possibly doing the overnight stay!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were in Weston for my Birthday, and I have always wanted to go tour the Asylum. We did the daytime VIP tour and I would totally recommend it. I didn’t see any ghosts, or so I thought until I got back into the car...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I enjoyed the tour. However certain areas were segregated to only certain tours. Staff was very informative and helpful.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I took the ghost tour at the Asylum, which is rated as one of the most haunted places in West Virginia. I was there on a weekday and wound up having a private tour. My tour guide was just amazing! I did not see any...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We took the 90 tour of four floors. The guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. The building ranges from the interesting to the spooky. Well worth it.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I really enjoyed touring this old building with so much history. They’ve done a great job at renovations and they are continually working on more. Our tour guide was very informative.

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1  Thank Erika C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our family did the 4 floor tour, we were so impressed with all of the history of the building and the people who lived there!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

It was very interesting and the tourguide fairly informative. Some of the places we went within the asylum were suprisingly dirty. I expected rundown but not messy. Why can't the place be swept-up?! Some of the rooms just looked like dumping grounds for random furniture....More

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Trans-Allegheny L, General Manager at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We do apologize. The Asylum property includes 330 acres of farm and 13 buildings encompassing over 500,000 square feet. All of which are financed through our family and tourism. We do spend 5 months each year restoring wards of the Asylum to the original look...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very interesting place to visit, we took the VIP tour that included a bit on every subject. Our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and pleasant. The building is amazing and you can spend the whole day walking around the corridors. One comment, I would...More

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vandals81
21 October 2017|
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Response from Trans-Allegheny L | Property representative |
For your first visit we recommend the main building.
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mjwannabe
13 October 2017|
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Response from Trans-Allegheny L | Property representative |
We accept all major credit cards. ;) See you soon!
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Jerrica H
2 September 2017|
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Response from Trans-Allegheny L | Property representative |
The final 4 floor and para tour are at 4pm. The last 1st. floor and Criminally Insane tours leave at 5pm.
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