Explore a historical psychiatric hospital at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, which was open from 1864 to 1994. Now a National Historic Landmark, the imposing main building is one of the largest hand-cut stone masonry buildings in the world. The hospital was designed to accommodate just 250 patients but became crowded with about 2,400 patients, living in poor conditions, during the 1950s. Choose from a variety of guided tours based around subjects such as the American Civil War, asylum treatments and history, and the paranormal. The hospital is reportedly haunted and has been featured on a number of paranormal television programs. Make your Weston itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum Reviews
We decided last minute to make this stop on our way to PA. It was too early to go inside to tour but still worth it. Will definitely come back for a tour. Down the block and you will more »
I have been to the Asylum twice, once privately and once with a large group of my students. Both times, it was excellent. The first time, we did the first-floor only tour. This time, we did the comple... more »
We had a great guide. She was very knowledgeable of the Asylum. The students really enjoyed the tour. more »
This is an incredible place to visit! The place is rich in history, and it's cool to take a tour through time. If you're like me and into the whole haunted aspect, this place is definitely eerie and fascinating. Staff always answers questions and gives both historic information and tales of their own experiences. During the Halloween season, they put on a great haunted house and have great events around. Love it here!
This was certainly a fun adventure! You would not believe how detailed the hospital and tours are. We did the max security tour, but plan on returning this spring to complete the whole hospital and grounds. Hope you enjoy!
We took the first floor tour. Fascinating old place with sad history. A lot if it renovated since we were here several years back. The 1920's ward beautifully done! Very vintage. We also took a van tour of the farm and cemeteries sights. Awesome place! Would recommend! Staff and tour guides were knowledgeable and attentive.
There needs to be a way to book your tours online. We came from Maine to visit friends and then drove an hour to see this historic site, and upon arrival we were told that the tour we wanted (four floors) was sold out and had to settle for the first floor tour, despite arriving an hour early. If we could've booked ahead before we drove it would've been a much higher review. As it was, they had the flashlight tours that night, so we paid again for the as seen on tv tour and waited out in the rain for another hour for that to begin because the lobby was closed. That tour itself was very cool and Kenny was a wonderful guide. However, we found this shorter tour was better than the first floor tour! This asylum has such a rich history and creepy atmosphere, so it should have a much more efficient process for booking because we really did enjoy the nighttime experience.
Highly recommend visiting this place! Take a tour and especially go for the Halloween haunted house. Its one of the best in the state!
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