Pennhurst Asylum

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Touching Not Allowed, Free Parking
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The Pennhurst Haunted attraction includes the Pennhurst Asylum, a hospital themed walk thru attraction featuring many items and artifacts that were part of the original State School. Located on the upper floors of the old Administration building, which dates to 1908, this attraction features a combination of high tech animatronics, digital sound and motivated actors, as well as fine detail and realism. We have added lots of new props, and made many changes for the upcoming season.

Features a labyrinth of old cells, drafty halls and a series of human experiments that have gone horribly wrong. This show includes CGI special effects, illusions, great detail and amazing actors.

The Tunnel Terror attraction takes you through a 900 foot long gauntlet underneath the grounds of the old State School, first named Pennhurst Home for the Feeble Minded and Epileptic. Upgraded with amazing catacombs, new sets and scares, this attraction is guaranteed to produce screams.

The final attraction, called Ghost Hunt, is a self guided tour of the Mayflower Building, reportedly the most active of all the locations on the campus, and featured on Ghost Adventures and Ghost Hunters. Armed with only a flashlight, visitors are allowed to wander through the dormitory, left just as it was 26 years ago, and search for spirits on their own. The Ghost Hunt includes an all new walking tour of an abandoned section of the infamous Pennhurst property Email Haunt Owner
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DO NOT USE PENNHURST ROAD! Valet Parking Available October 10th, 16-17 & 23-24. Valet parking at the corner of Bridge Street and RT 724. Park there and ride the bus 1 mile to Pennhurst. Buses pick up and drop off every 5 minutes on Friday and Saturday night starting October 10th.

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  • Awesome

    So far my favorite haunted house for Halloween and for any other time. The whole place is definitely wild. Love all the buildings and houses on the way in and the corridor you have to walk down to get there. It all adds to the overall theme. I wish more buildiings were open though.

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    Posted 10/10/15

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  • by far the best

    I left absolutely terrified, and I'm a tough critic. The drive to the attraction alone gets you a little nervous, then the walk towards the asylum adds to it even more. Each of the attractions were equally awesome. So worth the long drive and money paid, and would definitely recommend it and go again!

    Posted 9/29/14

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  • awesome

    the tunnel is the best part and should definitely be saved for last

    Posted 9/13/14

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  • Pennhurst

    I am an attraction owner and took my actors to Pennhurst for their 2010 opening season. The actors were on que and very believable. Their sets were good and themed around a mental hospital. The tunnel was really creepy. In 2011 they have opened several other attractions at the location. I would recommend this attraction as it it creepy just to see it in the daylight let alone at night with actors. What a good time.

    Posted 10/5/11

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