Pennhurst Asylum is a “Hospital” themed walk through attraction featuring many items and artifacts that are salvaged from the original State School. Located on the upper floors of the old Administration building, which dates to 1908, this attraction features fine detail and realism through a combination of high tech animatronics, digital sound and highly trained actors:
Dungeon of Lost Souls:
Enter the world of the underground as your soul is led down the steps of the past to go back in time to a labyrinth of dilapidated cells, never ending halls, and be forced to confront a series of human experiments that have gone horribly and deadly wrong. This experience includes CGI special effects, illusions, attention to detail and ghosts that have never left the halls.
Containment is a new attraction for 2017 that takes you through a 1,200 foot long gauntlet underneath the Pennhurst complex. Stationed as a government facility hidden underground for decades, you will bare witness to patients being experimented on in the most inhumane ways possible. Lucky for you, this research facility is still accepting patients! The brand new sets and scares of this attraction are guaranteed to produce horrifying screams and nightmares to come.
Mayflower After Dark:
The final attraction, Mayflower After Dark, is a self guided tour of the Mayflower Building, reportedly the most ghostly active of all the locations on the campus. It’s featured on Ghost Adventures and Ghost Hunters. Armed with only a flashlight, visitors are sent at their own risk to wander through the dormitory, left caught in the sands of time just as it was 26 years ago. Search for spirits on your own, or let them find you first. Included is a museum of Pennhurst State School artifacts with real former employees taking you back in time to what life was really like for the patients..
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
Take a unguided daytime tour of the grounds of Pennhurst! Will have access inside mayflower building. Take as many photos as you like during time permitted.
Take a guided daytime tour of Pennhurst! Take pictures and learn the real history of Pennhurst state school from real former employees! Limited space!
Hours of Operation: Haunted Attractions:
Friday & Saturday: 6:30 TO 10:30
Sunday & Thursday: 6:30 TO 9:30
Day Time Attractions:
Photography Tour: 10:00am-12:00pm
History Tour: 12:30pm-3:00pm
Admission Costs: Single Attraction: $18
Pennhurst Haunt Combo Pass (Pennhurst Asylum, Dungeon of Lost Souls, Containment): $39-$44
Pennhurst Super Combo Pass (Pennhurst Asylum, Dungeon of Lost Souls, Containment, Mayflower After Dark): $39-$48
Pennhurst VIP Pass $78
Thursdays Combo Ticket - $35
Photography Tour: $30
History Tour: $35
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Recent ReviewsReview This Haunt
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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1 out of 2 found this review helpful
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 September 2014
1 out of 2 found this review helpful
the tunnel is the best part and should definitely be saved for lastPosted September 2014
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 October 2011
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