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 Now withdrawn and retired from prison use, it operated from 1876 to 1995.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 and training facility.
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  • Went for their overnight ghost hunt and had a great time! The workwrs were very knowledgeable and helpful. They were very nice as well. Want to go back again!šŸ˜šŸ˜  more »
  • The Escape Room was sooo much fun!! I would highly recommend this event activity. The staff at the facility were friendly, knowledgeable and talented. They added to the whole experience. Iā€™m looking.....  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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