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Waverly Hills Sanatorium

4400 Paralee Dr, Louisville, KY 40272-2692
+1 502-933-2142
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In the interest of honesty I don't believe in ghosts so I am not their primary target but I tried... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kelli T
Louisville, Kentucky
Waverly Hills Sanitorium

Planned trip there and was very excited to go...we had a great tour...can't wait to go back and do... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The Waverly Hills Sanatorium is on the U.S. National Register of Historical Places. The massive five story hospital was built in 1926 and sits atop Waverly Hill today. It housed 400 patients and was one of the largest facilities of its kind. Waverly served the community through decades of the worse TB outbreak in the country. After closing in 1961, due to the introduction of life saving antibiotics, the hospital reopened in 1962 as "Woodhaven Geriatric Center" which operated the facility until 1982 when it was closed by the state. Ravaged by years of neglect, the present owners have breathed new life into the building by conducting tours though the facility in effort to restore it to a useful asset for the community once again. Waverly has earned her place as one of the most haunted places in the country and has been host to many films and TV shows. During tour season (March – August) Waverly offers several options of visiting. *2hr. Introductory Paranormal Tour which includes a 20 film then a walk through the building.*2hr. Historical walk through tour held one Sunday each month*Public or Private overnight sessions for ghost hunting enthusiasts. For all tour or overnight reservations or inquiries contact the office open daily 9am to 5pm Monday - Friday.
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4400 Paralee Dr, Louisville, KY 40272-2692
+1 502-933-2142
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In the interest of honesty I don't believe in ghosts so I am not their primary target but I tried to keep an open mind. They lean into very heavily. This would have been much better if they offered daytime architecture tours. It is a...More

Thank Kelli T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Planned trip there and was very excited to go...we had a great tour...can't wait to go back and do the over night tour soon!

Thank donnarie12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the 7:30 p.m. 2 hour guided paranormal tour. I had wanted to do a later tour but they were sold out. Glad I did the early tour though so we could see the building and not just walk around in the dark. I...More

Thank docious1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did the 6 hour paranormal tour with my cousin and sister, wow! The place is ginormous! Had an overall Creepy feeling almost the entire time. Certain areas even more so. Our tour guide Chelsea was pretty cool, very knowledgeable, and had plenty of personal experiences...More

Thank Kswett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family enjoyed the eerie ambiance of the former hospital. The stories were very good and architecture was interesting!

Thank Patrick J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been wanting to go to Waverly Hills for 4 years or so now and have never been able to make it until now. Part of the reason is that they offer very limited historical tours: about 2 a month for only 5 months...More

Thank Meowy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love a good, scary time this is the place to visit. You can stand outside and see ghosts up in the windows of this very old building that was once a hospital for TB patients. I recommend it during October when they have...More

1  Thank Kimberley C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did the 6 hour public hunt. A couple of months ago, I hunted the 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors. This time, I wanted to focus on the 2nd and 1st floors and the Death Chute. What I experienced was nothing short of amazing! I...More

1  Thank Acaxochitl
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

So we tried to go here last year but the times of the tours on TripAdvisor were incorrect. So we planned our vacation to be in Louisville on a weekend. We booked several weeks in advance as not to miss out. We did the 7:30pm...More

1  Thank Curtis H
Reviewed 22 June 2017

My husband and I and our 2 adult sons did the 8:00pm tour. Unfortunately I forget the name of our guide but he was extremely knowledgeable and professional. We thoroughly enjoyed his tour. This place is old and creepy and if you're into the paranormal...More

Thank Christina M
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29 March 2017|
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Response from kelly n | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I just received notice that a question was posted. We only went for the haunted house for Halloween. We didn't do any of ghost hunting. However, I do have 2 pics with a strange mist or fog shaped like a face. I caught... More
19 March 2017|
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Response from Billy B | Reviewed this property |
They give you opportunity to take flash pics in some areas and use small flashlight at certain times. Your guide has a flash light and will make sure your safe.
Kristi H
15 March 2017|
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Response from Billy B | Reviewed this property |
l am pretty sure they have tours on Friday and Saturday nights. Go to website and it will give you dates and times. I went on 17th and did see one for 24th.