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The Dungeon of Horrors

Golden Ghost Award - Rating of 10   
Golden Ghost Award: 10 out of 10 Ghosts!
West Virginia Penitentiary, 818 Jefferson Ave.
Moundsville, WV  26041

Haunt Details:

The Dungeon of Horrors

Over 10,000 people each year are introduced to one of the scariest places behind bars! Experience the fright of being locked in a cell, the fear of being lost in a maze, and the terror of an eerie walk through the dungeon of horrors. Will you manage to keep up with your group and not get separated? Do you have what it takes to make it through?

You can also tour the oldest part of the former West Virginia Penitentiary on "The North Walk"

The North Walk will take you through the oldest part of the former West Virginia Penitentiary. It is also known as the area with the most paranormal activity, a place where murders, violence and brutality were common everyday occurrences. This was where the most dangerous inmates were housed, the maximum security area, North Hall; the inmates called it – The Alamo.

You will enter this part of the prison through the “Administration Building” and the “wheel” – these areas have been closed to the public for years and only opened for the Haunted House season. The North Walk is NOT an attraction, but a flashlight tour of an area that was once considered one of the bloodiest institutions in the nation.

There are no actors on the North Walk. It’s just your group, your tour guide, a flashlight, and a few tales from the past. The areas that you will visit include: North Hall, the Boiler Room, The Infirmary, and The Psych Ward.

FYI: If you are planning to attend the The Dungeon of Horrors AND the North Walk on the same night, you MUST schedule the North Walk first. The North Walk is a timed-entry event, where the Dungeon of Horrors this year will be on a first come/first serve system unless you’ve purchased an Express Entry Ticket. See web site for details.



Web Site:

Dates open:
The Dungeon of Horrors Events in 2018 are on the following dates:

  • Friday – Saturday, October 5-6
  • Friday – Saturday, October 12-13
  • Friday – Saturday, October 19-20
  • Friday – Sunday October 26-28
  • Wednesday, October 31

Hours open:
Hours for the Dungeon of Horrors Events in 2018: 8pm-11pm

Special events:

  • Kid’s Night - Monday, October 29th, 2018, 6:00pm – 8:00pm: We invite children ages 1 – 6 to join us in the Moundsville Center (located through the North Wagon Gate) for KID’S NIGHT! This is a trick-or-treat style event, where children will spend time gathering goodies from several tables, playing games, taking pictures on a fire truck, face painting, and having FUN.. ALL FOR A GREAT CAUSE!
  • Family Night “Lil Dungeon of Horrors” - Tuesday, October 30th, 2018, 6:00pm – 8:00pm: We welcome families with children ages 7 -12 to join us for “Lil Dungeon of Horrors” from 6p – 8p! This is a scaled-down version of our haunted house specifically designed for younger children that might not be ready for the “full” Dungeon.
  • Cell Block Terror Halloween Bash Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 8 PM – 11 PM: HALLOWEEN PARTY WITH PARANORMAL QUEST! Here is our big surprise! A very special Halloween Party and lock-in at the former West Virginia Penitentiary!!