Spread out across the upper floors of the old Administration Building of Pennhurst State School & Hospital, a walk through this terrifying haunt will also be a walk through halls that saw terrible acts of violence and abuse spanning back to 1908. Following extensive reports of patient torture, the old school and hospital shut down in 1987 and was left to ruin. Those brave enough, however, are welcome to experience the first-hand horror of the place during Halloween season, thanks to Pennhurst Asylum. Be warned though, the ghosts of former patients are said to be very active there.
Of the many attractions waiting to terrify you at Pennhurst is "Containment", a menacing tunnel that leads you through a "1,200 foot long gauntlet underneath the Pennhurst complex," according to the website. Other attractions include "The Morgue," a ghoulish mortuary, and "Mayflower After Dark," which is a self-guided tour of the most haunted area on the grounds, the Mayflower Building. The building is said to look (and feel) the same as it did decades ago during the height of all the tragic controversy. The creepy attraction also offers a number of daytime tours and events—as well as the opportunity to wander the grounds long past the witching hour for an overnight paranormal investigation!
Pennhurst Asylum runs through November 3rd. Think you're brave enough to go?
This Story Was First Published on The Hauntist.
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