Past Meetup

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum


Price: $300.00 /per person

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Join Tom and Lisa for HDR heaven in this historic lunatic asylum! Historic places like this compel us to document them, and this place has a LOT of history!

Meet at 7:30 am

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum 8-12 and 1-5pm.

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I added a few benevolent ghosts into this next photo, as the building was cold and many deaths took place here.

The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum is located in Weston, WV. Formerly known as the Weston State Hospital. This West Virginia facility served as a sanctuary for the mentally ill in the mid-1800’s. The history of the building holds fascinating stories of Civil War raids, a gold robbery, the "curative" effects of architecture, and the efforts of determined individuals to help better the lives of the mentally ill. Tour this nationally recognized landmark and see how it left a lasting impression on local and national history.