Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum Trip

Aging & Family Services

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum Trip

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Come join us on our tour of the largest hand-cut stone masonry building in North America!

~8:00 am Depart Keyser, WV
~We will stop for a quick breakfast on the way
~11:00 am 1 1/2 hour tour of all 4 floors
-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. You will hear about the gold        robbery that helped West Virginia become a state and how being a border state affected the area. 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.

~12:30 Lunch at the Lewis County Senior Center
~1:30 1 hour tour of the criminally insane floor
-This companion tour allows traveling 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!
~2:30 Depart Weston
~We will stop for dinner in Morgantown and arrive back home around 10:00 pm.

$109 per person

To reserve your seat, call Dawn at 304-788-5467 ext.108