The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum has an incredible history. When it opened in 1864 the asylum was a step in the right direction in a time when mentally ill people were often jailed, abused, or accused of witchcraft, but it was far from perfect. Today you can tour the facilities to find out more about everyday life for the patients. In September and October, you can also investigate rumors of the asylum being haunted.

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The address for the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum is 71 Asylum Drive, Weston, WV 26452.

For more information or to book your tour, visit TALA’s website or call (304)269-5070.

For another spot in West Virginia that’s rumored to be haunted, check out this abandoned amusement park.

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