Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, Weston
Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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. To visit Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum on your holiday in Weston, and find out what else Weston has to offer, use our Weston travel itinerary maker.
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The tour was awesome, the guide, Rob, was great and answered all of our questions and told stories. We even had activity occur which was super interesting. Definitely coming back.
Our experience was excellent! Our guide was very informative, and the building history was very interesting. We went for the 4 floor historic tour and were not disappointed. It was 1 and 1/2 hours of ... read more »
We were there right as they opened up for the day, The check in process took over half an hour to get through the relatively short line. We opted for the first floor and Criminally insane tour, due to... read more »
Wonderful tour! Our tour guide Liz was very fun and knew the ins and outs of the facility. My husband and I are looking forward to returning with my parents. Well worth the time and money. All around a great experience.
Very fun to go through these amazing buildings and learn the history of mental health. A must for architecture enthusiasts. Wonderful tour guides. A very unique experience!
Very cool. How unique of a place. One of a kind opportunity to see "behind the walls." The staff is very friendly and welcoming, even coming outside to pose for some pictures with our motorcycles. Just an incredible place to stumble upon as we passed by on a motorcycle trip.
Took the 4 floors tour with Matt as our guide and have an amazing time. It was very interesting and our tour guide Matt was very knowledgeable on every aspect of the asylum. Me and my wife can't wait to go back and do some of the other tours. If you go try to get into a group with Matt as he put it he was basically raised there and knows all the ins and outs of this building. It was truly and nice and informative tour.
Went for the Halloween tour, great for adults, I would never recommend taking kids, very realistic performances that could scare their pants off them! Incredible building, nothing like it that I've ever seen anywhere else!
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