If things aren’t spooky enough during the day, you can visit the prison overnight. If you are searching for paranormal activities or just want to experience the penitentiary at midnight, here is a great chance.
Spend the Night at West Virginia Penitentiary
Want to see what it is really like to spend the night in prison — but with no living residents? Book your overnight with us for a ghost hunt!
Tour the facility with a guide for a 90-minute guided tour, and then roam the halls on your own. See who you can find “living” in the Sugar Shack or North Hall, look for patients in the psych ward, or try to sit in a cell — we dare you!
Bring a friend, bring all your friends, or come by yourself! We require that each person respect the facility and other investigators attending the event. Please, no intentional scaring, screaming, loud talking, writing on walls, or defacing of any kind.
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. Open-toed shoes and heels are not allowed.
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.
*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. Masks are required for anyone 9 years of age and older. **These guidelines could change at any time.**
*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 according 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 we will not be able to let you in.
*ALL tickets and payments are non-refundable.
*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.
*You ARE REQUIRED to purchase Ghost Hunt tickets online.
*Tickets are NOT sold at the door for this event.
*Ghost Hunts are not offered every night or every weekend. See our calendar of availability by clicking the “Book Now” button below.
IMPORTANT: Please print and complete the Paranormal Agreement and bring it with you, along with your confirmation email and/or booking receipt. Every attendee must complete an individual agreement. You will not be permitted to investigate without a signed agreement.