This Creepy Asylum Near Washington DC Is Still Standing… And Still Disturbing

Near the Congress Heights Metro station, the sprawling campus of St. Elizabeths, the former psychiatric hospital and a National Historic Landmark sits vacant. An interesting history and an even more complex future, this asylum near Washington DC is incredibly creepy.

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St. Elizabeths stands as a testament to the changing of the times, the shifting of neighborhoods, and the evolution of a city. It also tells an important story of the mental health situation in this country.