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Through the years, The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (formerly the Weston State Hospital) has been a social
and economic contributor to the local community. Continuing in that tradition, currently the front lawn is used
for community youth events and we host other events in various locations of the property.
From Fall Festivals to Easter Egg hunts, we look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event.
If you're interested in being a vendor at an event at the Asylum, here is the form.

Schedule of Events

Tenative 2020 schedule of Events

Open for Daytime tours

Closed for renovations

Join us for the 2020 tour season and the unveiling of the preservation work accomplished over the winter months. Each year, as we continue our research, we enhance our tours to include more insight and information. We are also always working to expand our museum exhibits.

Open for Daytime tours

Reopen for Daytime Tours

Join the Asylum for our 13th Anniversary and opening day for daily tours of TALA. The 1st two hundred guests receive our 2020 souvenir wine glass for their support!

Annual Easter egg hunt

Annual Easter Egg Hunt - 04/12

The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum Children’s Easter Egg Hunt Join us for our FREE Community Egg hunt on the Asylum Lawn.


Light Painting Workshop

Light Painting Workshop - 04/18

The Asylum is well known for ghost tours, but it is also a great location for night photography! Only on rare occasions has the Asylum been open to photographers at night. We will be teaching a workshop to photograph the interior of the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum at night. This access is unprecedented.

Mother's Day Special

Mother's Day - 05/10

Take Mom out for a unique day at the Asylum for Mother's day. She will receive a beautiful rose and $10.00 discount off of her Four Floor Historic tour. Stroll around on our picturesque lawn and even picnic. Give Mom the interesting and relaxing day she deserves.

Mother's Day Special

Escape the Asylum 05/16

Join us for the 1st Annual Escape the Asylum Half Marathon and 10K on May 16, 2020! This road race takes place in one of the East Coast's most historical settings. Along with the beautiful views along the race route, you have the option of touring the Famous Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, downtown shops and restaurants and art studios within walking distance from the start of the race.

Father's day car show

Father's Day - 06/21

We are excited to welcome back the Summer Knights Cruzin Car Show for Father’s Day. Bring Dad out to appreciate classic cars from across the decades. Annually over 200 cars display an impressive span automotive history throughout the last century. Dads will also get a $10.00 discount on admission for a four floor historic tour.

Flea Market

Flea Market - 08/07 -- 08/09

TALA will be holding a Flea Market on the Asylum lawn in conjunction with WV’s LARGEST YARD SALE. Come out to the Asylum because you will never know what you'll find!

Vendor pay only $10 per 10 x 10 spot. We will need your name, number of spaces needed and a general description of what you will be selling! Space is first come first serve on Friday morning. Register @ 304-269-5070 and a discounted space. $15 for vendors not registered in advance. That $10 covers a 10' x 10' area to sell your goods. **Tables and tents are not included.

Your fee includes three full days from 8 am to 4 pm.

Asylym After Dark

Asylum After Dark - 09/25 -- 11/01

Join us for Asylum After Dark. Our celebration of all things spooky. During the month of October, we have what you need. Award-winning Haunted House, 3 new Flashlight tours of the main building, Zombie paintball, our annual Fall Festival and last but not least our annual costume party, The Asylum Ball. More information below.

Annual haunted house Ward 24

BEDLAM - 09/25 -- 11/01

As our Haunted House grows, we continue to stretch the limits of our imagination to ensure you and your friends have a horrific good time and have something to talk about 'til the next year’s haunted house.

Flashlight Tours

Flashlight Tours - 09/25 -- 11/01

As our Haunted House grows, we continue to stretch the limits of our imagination to ensure you and your friends have a horrific good time and have something to talk about 'til the next year’s haunted house.

Zombie Paintball Ride (October)

Zombie Paintball - 09/25 -- 10/31

Mysterious plane crash. Strange chemical cargo. reanimated dead clawing their way to the surface. Join the fun this October. Ride is weather dependant. Tickets go on sale at 6:00 pm Friday's and Saturdays.

$20.00 per person + tax includes 100 paintballs. Additional paintballs are available during your ride for just $5.00. Video

Fall Festival (October)

Fall Festival - 10/03

We'll be continuing the tradition of great family fun for all ages. We have a variety of vendors offering an assortment of food, crafts, and many other items. Karaoke, talent competitions, costume contests, children's games, and more.
Opportunities to explore the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum also will be offered include Heritage, Paranormal, Zombie Paintball, Flashlight Tours and our Haunted House.

The Asylum Ball

Asylum Ball - 10/17

This is our annual costume contest, you are not required to wear a costume in order to gain admission, although, due to local laws, clothing is required. During this seven hour party over $2,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded. Entertainment provided by 5 live bands in one ward and a DJ/Karaoke in another. We also have an outside area with bonfires. A food vendor will also be on site. 21and over. BYOB, ALL PLASTIC OR ALUMINUM PLEASE NO GLASS. ID required.


Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
71 Asylum Drive • Weston, WV 26452 • (304) 269-5070 • info@trans-alleghenylunaticasylum.com
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