The West Virginia Penitentiary is the perfect balance of history and mystery.

Now serving as a tourist destination, this former prison once housed some of the most notorious inmates in all of the country. This ominous gothic structure, built in 1876, stopped being an active prison in 1995 and has since been a historic tourist attraction in Moundsville, West Virginia.

Halloween becomes a very festive time inside those 5-foot thick walls, as guests test their mental limits against the supernatural. The Dungeon of Horrors is a haunted house inside the Penitentiary that was ranked #5 in the US by ScareFactor in 2017. 

Come take a day tour, or stay overnight for a paranormal investigation! Either way you're sure to have a scary good time.

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