West Virginia’s story is long and complicated, filled with the ups and downs of the hard beauty of mountain life and mountain people. And woven in among those colorful ups and downs are the dark threads of tragedy and death: mining accidents. Logging accidents. Railroading accidents. Fires. Bridge collapses. Floods. Is it any surprise, then, that what is thought to be one of the most haunted places in the whole nation would be a place right here in West Virginia? Welcome to the West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville.

Have you ever toured the famously haunted West Virginia Penitentiary? It’s a highly rated experience raved about by locals and tourists alike. Did you experience anything paranormal on your visit? Please share! To help tide you through until your next visit to what might be the most haunted place in West Virginia, head over to the West Virginia Penitentiary Facebook page to see what kind of special events the prison is hosting.

Do you love all things haunted and creepy? Check out our Ultimate Guide to all things haunted and creepy in West Virginia!



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