Private Paranormal Investigations

In accordance with our Governor’s guidelines, face masks are now mandatory as per an executive order beginning at midnight on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020. These guidelines could change at any time.


Touring the Penitentiary

Plan your own Private Paranormal Investigation (PPI) in our facility select nights! Include a maximum of twenty (20) ghost hunters, or come all by yourself, to seek out the spirits that live here. PPI’s are available on selected Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights! (see booking calendar for complete schedule)

Please call 304-845-6200 to schedule a Private Paranormal Investigation (PPI) should your needed date not appear on the PPI website calendar. Availability for your requested date will be determined at that time based on other events that may conflict.

You will receive a 90-minute guided tour, then set loose to roam on your own. Make sure to bring your flashlights, cameras, extra batteries, and any investigative equipment that you might need!! You are allowed to bring snacks, refreshments, and coolers.

NO ALCOHOL! Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in our parking areas and/or inside of our facility. Alcohol consumption is not permitted prior to your event. You will be considered a risk to yourself, other participants, and our property. If alcohol consumption is suspected, you will be removed from, or denied entry to, the event and not issued a refund.


Pricing and Hours

  • 10:00pm – 4:00am (6 Hours)
  • $1,099 plus tax
    • All Tickets and Deposits are Non-Refundable!
  • PRIVATE* with a maximum of 20 people allowed.
  • Paranormal Agreement


General Guidelines

Reservations must be made online with a $349.00 non-refundable deposit. One (1) person must be responsible for booking and supplying a valid billing address, email address, and phone number. An invoice for the remaining $750 + tax balance will be emailed within ten (10) business days. Full payment is due sixty (60) days prior to your event date.

There is no heat or air conditioning throughout our facility. Our facility will be extremely HOT in the summer and extremely COLD in the winter. Please dress accordingly to the weather. This tour does involve climbing stairs, as well as walking outdoors. Most areas of this tour are not wheelchair accessible.

The front gate will be locked prior to the beginning of the tour. Do not be late. All staff and attendees will go on tour together, and will not be able to let you in.

Please bring in with you all items that you will need from your vehicle upon arrival, as you will not be permitted to leave the front gate and return. There is abundant space in the main lobby and museum area for your belongings.

The smoking section is located on the South Yard. This is the only area you are permitted to use ANY tobacco products.

IMPORTANT: Please print and complete the Paranormal Agreement and bring with you, along with your confirmation email and/or booking receipt. Every attendee in your group must complete an individual agreement, you will not be permitted to investigate without a signed agreement.


Event Specifics

Please Note: There are no paranormal events held during late September AND the entire month of October due to our Halloween events. Our facility is also closed during the months of December through March.

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