West Virginia Attractions August 25, 2022
Tour The Haunted West Virginia Penitentiary, Then Dine With Ghosts At The Blennerhassett Hotel In West Virginia
West Virginia is a state for people who love some classic and spooky fun. A creepy old state penitentiary is filled with inmates who never check out, and up the road, you can dine with the dearly departed. Feeling brave enough for this spooky outing? Read on to learn about the Haunted West Virginia Penitentiary and the spooky Blennerhassett Hotel.
The first stop on this ghost tour is the West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville. This former prison was built in 1866 and it held scores of inmates behind bars until it was finally decommissioned in 1995.
When it was still in operation, it held some of the country’s most violent criminals. Some died behind the five-foot-thick walls that ring this ominous gothic structure.
Many believe that some of these inmates never left. Decide for yourself on one of the prison’s ghost tours. The prison holds day tours, ghost hunts, twilight tours and private paranormal investigations. But be warned: you may discover something very scary!
Once you head out from the Haunted West Virginia Penitentiary, head up the road to dine in Victorian elegance at the The Blennerhassett Hotel and Spa in Parkersburg.
The hotel is a gorgeous landmark building and it serves up contemporary American cuisine in a beautiful European-inspired dining room. The menu features offerings like seared sea bass and Steak Diane. Reservations are required, and you may want to leave an extra seat at your table.
The hotel has had numerous unexplained happenings. Sometimes, elevators open up unexpectedly on the wrong floor and the image of a person dressed in black has been also been seen, strolling about. You can ponder these stories as you enjoy a fine meal at the Blennerhassett.
Learn more about the haunted
West Virginia Penitentiary on the tour company’s website. Learn more about the Blennerhassett Hotel and Spa and see dining details on the hotels’ website. If you would like to meet a West Virginia ghost, here’s a road trip that will take you to the state’s scariest places. Address: West Virginia Penitentiary, 818 Jefferson Ave, Moundsville, WV 26041, USA Address: The Blennerhassett Hotel, 320 Market St, Parkersburg, WV 26101, USA