The West Virginia Penitentiary In West Virginia Is So Scary You Have To Sign A Waiver To Enter
While you may not initially realize it, there are plenty of eerie destinations here in West Virginia – just take a look at the
abandoned town of Kayford for starters. Once the season of Halloween rolls around, you may be looking to check out haunted attractions that will truly spook you to your core. If this is the sort of adventure you’re looking to have around this time of year, then don’t miss out on the tours at the West Virginia Penitentiary that are so scary you’ll need to sign a waiver before entering!
Some residents of West Virginia may remember the fact that the West Virginia Penitentiary was up and running between 1876 and 1995, but in current times it acts as one of our state's most eerie attractions.
After the gothic-style prison was closed and abandoned, it became one of West Virginia's most haunted attractions, as tales of paranormal activity began to be told all around town.
Out in Mashall County, people can now visit the West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville to tour through chilling parts of the prison that were never before open to the public.
With tours available all throughout the year, you'll find there are quite a few ways to explore the West Virginia Penitentiary...
...but no matter which tour you end up taking, you'll
always be required to sign a waiver where you’ll release Moundsville Economic Development Council and the West Virginia Division of Corrections from any claims as a result of injuries or damages.
As if the idea of taking a tour of an old abandoned prison wasn't already creepy enough, during the fall the West Virginia Penitentiary turns into a haunted house and offers chilling tours to anyone who's brave enough to take them.
During the Halloween season, West Virginians can get tickets for things like the North Walk, a 50-minute guided tour where you'll go through the oldest parts of the prison that are known for having the most paranormal activity.
Those who aren't faint of heart can also pair up the North Walk with the Dungeon of Horrors - where following the flashlight tour you’ll be locked in a cell, get lost in a maze, and have to walk down terrifying dungeons that will make every hair on your body stand up straight.
If you're really feeling up for all that the West Virginia Penitentiary has to bring to the table during the Halloween season, then you can also sign up for things like the Zombie Paintball events where you'll be tasked with gunning down loose zombies in the South Yard with stationary paintball guns. Woah!
If you've never experienced a tour through the West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville, there's never been a more perfect time to plan a visit than now.
To find out more about the different tours that are offered at the West Virginia Penitentiary,
and be sure to follow their official
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West Virginia Penitentiary, 818 Jefferson Ave, Moundsville, WV 26041, USA