Rising Together LLC proudly presents
THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOONLIGHT TOUR
of the Kings Park Lunatic Asylum*
PLUS a seaside picnic dinner under the rising moon
Rising Together LLC invites you to join us on a moonlight walking tour of the psychiatric hospital grounds in King's Park NY.
The evening will begin at 7:00 PM when we enter the hospital grounds and examine the derelict structures remaining on the hospital grounds. Following the tour we will proceed to the Nissequogue River State Park for a delicious sunset meal served by Kay Rising. The picnic will overlook the beautiful Long Island Sound. After dining we will return to our starting point by crossing the facility grounds by moonlight. The tour will include a brief narrative description of the history of the hospital from 1885 to present including, construction of the hospital, what life was like for patients and staff during three significant periods of the hospital's 100+ year history of operation.
The meal and tour will last for 90 to 120 minutes.Expect to walk 4 miles on hilly terrain with frequent stops.
Wear comfortable walking shoesThere may not be bathrooms facilities available on the hospital grounds after dusk.
PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY.
We strongly suggest you use a toilet before you arrive.
Fee for tour, meal and donation to the Kings Park Heritage Museum$12 if you pre register... it is $20 at the door
We will meet in the parking lot @ 25A across from the fire house.look for banner
LIRR to the Kings Park station.
Walk East on 25A
Leaving at 7PM sharp. plan on being there at 6:45
Long Island Rail Road Schedule
click map for Google Maps directions
Expressway to Exit 53 Sunken Meadow (Sagtikos) Parkway or Northern State Parkway to exit 44, go North Exit on Pulaski Road East
Turn Right on 25A Cross Church Street/Indian Head Road
We will meet in the parking lot on 25A across from the fire house.
The fine printTHERE WILL BE NO TRESPASSING INTO THE BUILDINGS OR UNDERGROUND TUNNELS!Under NO circumstances! The hospital buildings, floors, ceilings and stairwells are deteriorating and unsafe. The buildings and subterranean facilities are encased in hazardous materials (lead paint, asbestos, etc)
The structures are infested with pigeons, rodents, raccoons and other animals capable of transmitting serious diseases such as rabies and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, leptospirosis and roundworm.
The State Park Police and Suffolk Country Police arrest and prosecute trespassers. We can not jeopardize our relationship with the NY Parks Department by breaking the law. We will not endangering our guest's safety.
Much of the historical value of these beautiful relics have been destroyed or stolen by trespassers, vandals and well-meaning curiosity seekers. We wish to preserve what remains of these historic landmarks.
DON'T EVEN ASK!There are many wonderful photographs of the building interiors, some dating before the sites were vandalized for your viewing pleasure online and at the Kings Park Heritage Museum. Some photographs of the facility date from when it was still in full operation.
THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOONLIGHT TOUR of the Kings Park Lunatic Asylum*
Fee for tour, meal and donation to the Kings Park Heritage Museum
$12 for all who pre-register click here for pay pal
$20.00 at the door (@ the lot.... we won't really have a door)
The fine print THERE WILL BE NO TRESPASSING INTO THE BUILDINGS OR UNDERGROUND TUNNELS!Under NO circumstances! The hospital buildings, floors, ceilings and stairwells are deteriorating and unsafe. The buildings and subterranean facilities are encased in hazardous materials (lead paint, asbestos, etc)
More fine print (in bold lol)
We are not liable for anything that happens. While taking every reasonable precaution, we can not guarantee your safety here, there, or anywhere else for that matter. We are not responsible for you, you are. That said, it's just a walk in the park... with a abandoned 660 acre mental asylum... at night...
Stay on the paths. Do not wander off. Follow instructions. Be safe. Have fun.
HAVE A HEADLAMP HANDY FOR EMERGENCY OR UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCE... DO NOT INTEND ON USING THIS LIGHT!!!! EVEN A FEW MINUTES OF ARTIFICIAL LIGHT WILL RUIN ALL NIGHT VISION FOR AT LEAST 15 MINUTES... PHONES ON VIBRATE AND LIGHTS OFF ...... OR WE WILL FORCE YOU TO WALK ALONE ... YOU MAY BE POSSESSED BY ANGRY SPIRITS THAT LINGER OR PERHAPS BE EATEN BY THE BEASTS THAT ROAM AT NIGHT... NO LIGHTS!!.. AND FOR PETE'S SAKE I SWEAR IF YOU HAVE AN OBNOXIOUS GLOW STICK I WILL BEAT YOU WITH IT. Thank You! :)