We need the support of the community to keep theTrans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum standing and for the extensive repair work needed to preserve her.

Historic Tours

Walk-in tours are offered Tuesday - Sunday. All four floors are available. All daily historic tours are first come first served.

1st Floor (45 min)
Learn about the pioneers of humane treatment for the mentally ill while visiting the first two wards for the patients and see the Civil War Section of the hospital. Hear about the gold robbery that helped West Virginia become a state and how being a border state affected the area.
$10.00 + tax

All 4 Floors plus the first floor of the Medical Center
(90 min)
All of the first floor tour experience plus, step back in time to the 1935 fire that destroyed 4 wards of the Asylum. Visit the doctors' apartments, nurses’ quarters, Ward F where the most deviant of patients were kept, and explore the first floor of the Medical Center. Learn the history of medical treatments performed in asylums as well as how this facility helped the local community through two wars and the depression.
$30.00 + tax

The Civil War Tour (45 min)
Step back in time on this walking tour of the Asylum and the grounds. The historic community holds fascinating stories of Civil War raids, gold robberies, and remarkable citizens. Trace the footsteps of men who went on to lead our country as presidents. Identified on the Civil War Trails map as a vital location during the conflict, this is an excellent stop on a state wide Civil War excursion.

This tour is an excellent companion to our Four Floor Historic Tour.
Tour Availability subject to weather conditions.

$15.00 + tax

Historic Tours Include
  • The history of the treatment of the insane prior to state run facilities as well as the people instrumental in improving that treatment.
  • The nationwide influence of the Kirkbride Theory.
  • The effects the Civil War had on the construction of the oldest parts of the hospital, "The Civil War section."
  • The architectural history of the facility.
  • The socioeconomic influence of the facility throughout history, including both World Wars and the Depression Era.
  • Facts and features unique to the hospital.
  • Medical procedures used throughout the years and much more!

Walk in tours will resume March 26th, 2016.
If you are interested in a private tour, then please call us at our office 304-269-5070.

March 26th, 2016 – November 6th, 2016
Always call to confirm if you don't see your time listed.

Note: Please dress appropriately, there is no heat.

If you are interested in a private paranormal or historic tour (daytime) then please call us at our office 304-269-5070.

The Criminally Insane Tour (60 min)
Travel through the areas designed to hold the criminally insane for over a century. Learn about the admissions process and the riot that stopped it all.
$15.00 + tax

Photography Tour (07/10, 09/04 and 11/06)

The photography tours allow you entry to the interiors of the Kirkbride, the Medical Center, Geriatric building, exteriors of all buildings, and the grounds. This is a semi guided tour without historic information. Check in for the photography tour is hour before the start time. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

Morning Photo Tour (8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
$100 + tax

Afternoon Photo Tour (1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
$100 + tax

$150 + tax

Need more information? Please call 304-269-5070.

Architectural Tour (Dates available)
Don’t miss this incredible 90 minute tour taking you through the 23 years of construction and the major architectural changes in the past century and a half of the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.
$20.00 + tax

Please call 304-269-5070 for more information.

Dairy Barn (approx 60 minute truck ride)
The cemetery and farm tour teaches you all about 130 years of the agricultural history of the asylum. We take you to 3 cemeteries, the original coal mines, and more on a 4.5 mile ride through the original 269 acres of the asylum. 

This Saturday tour leaves at 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. This weather dependant ride in the back of our 5 ton military troop transports, The tour is approximately 60 minutes and tickets are $20.00 per person + tax


Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
71 Asylum Drive • Weston, WV 26452 • (304) 269-5070 • info@trans-alleghenylunaticasylum.com
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