Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, Weston, West Virginia, USA
Welcome to the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. this West Virginia facility served as a sanctuary for the mentally ill in the mid-1800’s. Tour this nationally recognised landmark and see how it left a lasting impression on local and national history.
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. Daily heritage tours are available for both small and large groups.
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