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Intro | Haunt Tour: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Midsummer Bash | Masquerade Party | Contests | Show Floor: 1 | 2 | 3's Review of the
2009 Midwest Haunters Convention: 

The Haunt Tour (Page 3 of 4)

Former West Virginia Penitentiary
818 Jefferson Ave
Moundsville, WV 26041

Another stop on the tour was the Former West Virginia Penitentiary.  This impressive castle-like structure operated as a prison from 1866 through 1995.  When we got there, we were given a guided tour of the grounds.    As we moved from area to area, the tour guide provided an extensive history, telling us about many of the events that occurred over the years. After the tour was over, they provided a catered dinner in the prison cafeteria.   

Later in the day we came back to the prison for the haunted house portion of the tour.  Part of the penitentiary has been converted into a haunted house. The eerie ambiance of the cold stone structure was a perfect setting for a haunted attraction.  They incorporated a lot of the prison's history into the haunt's background story.  The tour started off with everyone being lined up like prisoners and marched into the cellblock, where they were actually locked in cells for a while.  It was quite a claustrophobic feeling, to say the least.  I can't even imagine what it must have been like for all the inmates who were locked up in there for years.  Overall, the tour was quite a fun and unique experience. I'm glad I had the opportunity to see it. 

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Intro | Haunt Tour: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Midsummer Bash | Masquerade Party | Contests | Show Floor: 1 | 2 | 3



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