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Do you truly have what it takes to venture into the abandoned sanatorium and prison buildings, which are surrounded by 300+ acres of history!

We have exclusive access to the following:

Maple – The School House

The Tunnels

The Medical and former Psychiatric Building

The Former Sanatorium

The Former Hospital

The End Of Life Holding Cell Block

J Cell Block – one of the most haunted cell Blocks

The Chapel

All guests have to be over the age of 16 to attend this event with an adult.

Cresson Sanatorium

Cresson Sanatorium And Former Prison Ghost Hunt
Cresson Sanatorium And Former Prison Ghost Hunt
Cresson Sanatorium And Former Prison Ghost Hunt

Event Start Time: 8:30pm

Event Finish Time: 6:00am

Your ghost hunt at Cresson Sanatorium & Former State Prison includes the following:

Overnight Access to the most haunted areas

Access to:  Medical and Psychiatric Building,  Sanatorium, Hospital Building, End of Life Building, Chapel and J Block

Ghost Hunting Vigils.

Structured Vigils.

Ghost Hunt with experienced Ghost Hunting Team.

Use of our equipment which includes, trigger objects and EMF Meters.

Private time to explore this location and to undertake your very own private vigils.

Unlimited refreshments available throughout the night including: Coffee, Coca Cola, Diet Coke, and Bottled Water.

Location History

Cresson, Pennsylvania is known for being a beautiful community situated in the Alleghany Mountains.

Should you travel east down Old Route 22 for one mile, you will reach the breathtaking Cresson Mountain.

At the summit of Cresson Mountain stands a massive complex of abandoned and ominous buildings.

You’ve just made your way to one of the most storied sites in Pennsylvania, Cresson State Prison and Former TB Sanatorium!

In 1911, Dr. Samuel G. Dixon received 500 acres of donated land in which to build the Cresson State Tuberculosis Sanatorium (also known as Allegheny Tuberculosis Sanatorium).

The first patients were admitted in December 1912, with construction ongoing until 1916. The official opening date was in December of 1913.

By the early 1920’s, a significant number of patients had recovered from tuberculosis, and took key positions at the sanatorium, with some of them undergoing a nursing school program on the grounds that lasted from 1919 to 1952.

Children were admitted to the sanatorium for treatment as early as 1915, and an entire department devoted to children’s care existed until 1950, when it was converted into a general hospital area for adults.

In June of 1956, the site became the Lawrence Flick State Hospital (also known as Allegheny State Hospital), which was a psychiatric center that focused on those suffering from mental retardation and illness.

The site was renamed to Allegheny State School and Hospital in 1964, and Cresson Center in 1970. Cresson Center ceased operation in December 1982.

In 1984, the site was renovated to become a medium security prison facility for men known as SCI-Cresson. This facility opened in 1987.

Serial Killer Joseph Kallinger was housed on suicide watch for 11 years until passing on March 26, 1996. Murderer John Du Pont was housed until dying in 2010.

SCI-Cresson closed on June 30, 2013. The property was then placed for sale, where it eventually landed in the possession of the current owners, who use the grounds for a variety of agricultural projects.

The Paranormal

Our investigations at the massive and storied Cresson State Prison and Former TB Sanatorium may be some of the most intense you’ve ever experienced!

This former sanatorium, hospital, asylum, and prison is one of the most unique and daunting locations in Cambria County, Pennsylvania.

As a newly opened location for investigation, your paranormal experiences at Cresson State Prison and Former TB Sanatorium may be some of your best yet!

The friendly or sad spirits of children who lived here more than 70 years ago may be looking for their newest playmate.

The souls of those who were lost to tuberculosis and other ailments during the time this location operated as a sanatorium or hospital may still linger in some of the original buildings that still stand today.

You may feel the emotional energy of some with mental illness and disabilities who called this place home for more than a decade.

Might you stand face to face with a former prisoner, perhaps murdered John Du Pont or even serial killer Richard Kallinger, who committed multiple murders and other violent acts with his own son as an accomplice?

As you make your way through the many buildings of this newly opened and ominous location, what might be waiting for you?

If you’ve ever wanted to investigate a sanatorium, hospital, asylum, or prison, you now can step inside an infamous location that has served as all four!

There are so many stories to be told, and perhaps many waiting to tell their story to you….

Should you choose to be one of the first to investigate this location, you may very well leave with a story of your own!

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