Photo Tour Dates:
The photography tours allow you entry to the interiors of the Kirkbride, the Medical Center, Geriatric building, exteriors of all buildings, and the grounds. This is a semi guided tour without historic information. Check in for the photography tour is ½ hour before the start time.
Due to insurance reasons, drones are not allowed on the property.
Please dress appropriately for the weather.
Morning Photo Tour (8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
$100 + tax
Afternoon Photo Tour (1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
$100 + tax
$150 + tax
Need more information? Please call 304-269-5070.
(90 min custom tour - first come first served)
The VIP Tour is an exclusive tour which includes a combination of
daytime tours. On this tour, you will walk through the Kirkbride building
with an experienced, knowledgeable guide. This tour does not have a
standardized script or tour route. It combines history, paranormal,
Civil War, architecture, and treatments. The guide will follow the interests
of the group in an interactive way allowing for conversation, questions
and a customized tour experience. It is 90 minutes long and offered on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
$35.00 + tax
(5 hour - Reservations required
2022 dates coming soon
This is a guided tour, you must stay with your group.
Have you ever wanted to explore ALL of the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum? Here is your opportunity.
A new, exclusive tour will be available on Mondays..
The Asylum will be closed to the general public on these dates to allow unrestricted access for this tour.
Explore with the Asylum’s most seasoned and experienced tour guides. This tour includes all four floors of the main building plus a subsection, which was used for lobotomy and recovery, and the oldest section of the hospital built during the Civil War.
You will learn the history of the Asylum, paranormal experiences, and the methods of medical treatment utilized by the hospital throughout the years.
This tour includes an exploration of the Main Building, the Medical Center, the Criminally Insane Unit and the Women’s Auxiliary building.
This in-depth tour does require a fair amount of physical exertion. Participants must be able to walk long distances and climb several flights of stairs. Guests are urged to wear comfortable shoes, seasonable attire, and bring a water bottle.
For an additional $10* you can add a boxed lunch to your tour. These lunches will be delivered during the 12:30 lunch break and must be ordered in advance.
*Proceeds benefit our local senior assistance programs.
$125.00 + tax (+box lunch available)