West Virginia Penitentiary, Moundsville

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The West Virginia Penitentiary is a gothic-style prison located in Moundsville, West Virginia. Now withdrawn and retired from prison use, it operated from 1876 to 1995. Currently, the site is maintained as a tourist attraction, training facility, and filming location.
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  • As an avid paranormal investigator I've yet to have a better investigation then when I'm at Moundsville. The Team is always so professional, I always feel safe, I get a wealth of knowledge and... 
    As an avid paranormal investigator I've yet to have a better investigation then when I'm at Moundsville. The Team is always so professional, I always feel safe, I get a wealth of knowledge and...  more »
  • The guided tour was very interesting and helpful for when they cut us loose to explore on our own. I was pleased that they didn't over-book the number of visitors on the overnight ghost hunt; plenty.....  more
    The guided tour was very interesting and helpful for when they cut us loose to explore on our own. I was pleased that they didn't over-book the number of visitors on the overnight ghost hunt; plenty.....  more »
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  • Had a great daytime tour here! Chuck, as mentioned multiple times, was the BEST tour guide! We kind of scored on our tour as the only other party were current friends with a former prisoner and knew of some of the other prisoners that were "popular" on the tour via their friend, so we got a ton of great stories! Cashier was great! Tour was great! The museum was great! I will for sure be back! (Picture is of chuck)
  • We had a great time! Chuck was our tour guide, and he was a great story teller, as well as a former guard of the prison! This trip was a birthday gift from my fiance, and I have to say, it's one of the best I've ever gotten! If your into history and exploring amazing relics of past times, check it out! We're now seriously considering renting the pen for a night of ghost hunting for our wedding party next spring!

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