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Waverly Hills Sanatorium

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Address: 4400 Paralee Dr, Louisville, KY 40272-2692
Phone Number: +1 502-933-2142
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The Waverly Hills Sanatorium is on the U.S. National Register of Historical...

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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Family and friends go to the famed haunted hospital.

Actually this was a tour with friends and grown children plus spouse. Their usual tours are given during the months of March through August. They range from 2 hours to an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
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Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up in Louisville and spent many hours here as a teenager. This place is beyond any place I've ever been in terms of creepiness. The long since closed facility still echoes with the suffering of years gone by. The long, straight hallways just look like something out of a horror film. Shadows play tricks on your eyes, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over the last ten years or so, the old Waverly Hills sanatorium has become not only a landmark of Louisville lore, but also a staple among places considered the spookiest on Earth. Thanks to the Mattingly family, the abandoned facility was saved from destruction and turned into some place of notoriety. They offer tours, overnight paranormal investigations, and a haunted... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I toured Waverly 4 times now. I love it and i love the information the tour guides tell you along the way. It's an old tuberculosis hospital that was shutdown ..they even took u down the stairs from outside and showed you how the bodies were disposed of...can't recommend this attraction enough I took many pics and hope they r... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I have been wanting to take a tour of the Sanatorium for awhile, but in October they only offer the haunted house. I decided to do this to hopefully be able to see the inside of the building a little bit. The haunted house is $20 which is not a bad price, but my boyfriend and I waited in line... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I only drove up because it was late at night but wanted to have a cool pit stop on the road. I saw it on ghost hunter the night before and added it to our road trip. It was scary from the gates. There was noises that we heard of movement and people. But no one was at there that... More 

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Louisville, KY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Actually this was a tour with friends and grown children plus spouse. Their usual tours are given during the months of March through August. They range from 2 hours to an overnight paranormal tour. This was an October weekend mini tour that lasts only 30 minutes. Simply arrive between 7-9 pm for the tour. It costs $20 each which is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I've always wanted to visit Waverly. I'm so glad that I did, but I have no desire to go back because of the feelings of sadness that permeate this location. Waverly saw a lot of death, grief and at one point in its history, elder abuse. So, it's no surprise that some of these things linger. Historically, the building is... More 

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Rogers, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Well worth the extra money spent to do the tour before the haunted house. The tour guides did a great job in a short amount of time. The Haunted House was fun.

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Bardstown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Did the tour of the building, light show on exterior, haunted house on property, and plan to go back again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I have waited for many years to visit what has always been top on my bucket list. After seeing many documentaries on the place, it has always held great fascination so we paid for a private investigation there. Just the 3 of us! From the moment we arrived we knew it would be a great place. The management and staff... More 

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