North Walk


The North Walk will take you through the oldest part of the former West Virginia Penitentiary. It is also known as the area with the most paranormal activity, a place where murders, violence and brutality were common everyday occurrences. This was where the most dangerous inmates were housed, the maximum security area, North Hall; the inmates called it – The Alamo.

You will enter this part of the prison through the “Administration Building” and the “wheel” – these areas have been closed to the public for years and only opened for the Haunted House season. The North Walk is NOT an attraction, but a flashlight tour of an area that was once considered one of the bloodiest institutions in the nation.

There are no actors on the North Walk. It’s just your group, your tour guide, a flashlight, and a few tales from the past. The areas that you will visit include: North Hall, the Boiler Room, The Infirmary, and The Psych Ward.


General Information

Groups go every 20 minutes! It will take you at least 45 minutes to 55 minutes to complete this guided tour.

If you are planning to attend the Dungeon of Horrors on the same night, you MUST schedule the North Walk first. The North Walk and the Dungeon of Horrors are both timed-entry events. Admission tickets for the Dungeon of Horrors and the North Walk are available online until 6:00pm the day of. Please print your booking receipt, or take a screenshot, and present for verification of ticket purchase. We will scan the QR code on your ticket. Certain cellphone carriers have little to no service in the town of Moundsville.

For guaranteed entrance, tickets MUST be purchased online. Do not wait to purchase tickets, they sell out quickly!!

You must bring your own flashlights. Cameras are also permitted for this event. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

It is very important that you are on time!

IF you are late, you will not be guaranteed entrance. We will try to work you into another open group, but if we are sold out, there will be nothing we can do.

There are NO refunds on any ticket sales.

**The North Walk is NOT wheelchair/stroller accessible. There are multiple staircases utilized on this tour.

**If you are inebriated (drunk) you will NOT be permitted inside. You will be considered a safety hazard and a danger to yourself and our actors- YOU WILL WAIT FOR YOUR GROUP ELSEWHERE!!

**Upon entrance to the North Walk, you release Moundsville Economic Development Council and the West Virginia Division of Corrections from any claims as a result of injuries or damages.

**If you are caught defacing our property, you will be removed immediately.


Event Specifics

*The North Walk is not available October 31st. See Halloween Bash

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Tickets may not be on sale for certain events.

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