Haunted Houses Near Saint Albans, West Virginia

by Laurie Rappeport

St. Albans is located in Kanawha County, West Virginia, a 20-minute drive northwest of Charleston. Residents and visitors to St. Albans have access to many venues that provide a pleasant town life, including the city's well-developed parks and recreation system, museums, shopping centers and movie theaters. Some visitors enjoy exploring the haunted houses, both authentic and themed, of the St. Albans region.

Haunted Parkersburg Ghost Tours

Haunted Parkersburg Ghost Tours (hauntedparkersburg.com) in Parkersburg, West Virginia brings haunted house tour participants to the downtown Parkersburg area. Visitors hear about the area's ghost sightings and tales of the paranormal that take place in area houses. The tour includes stories of the Banshee of Marrtown, the West Virginia Mothman, the Men in Black, the East End Ghoul and Indrid Cold. The tour, which covers two miles and takes approximately two hours, starts from the Blennerhassett Hotel in downtown Parkersburg.

Haunted and Historic Guyandotte Tours

The Haunted and Historic Guyandotte Tours (guyandotteghosts.com) combines the history and ghost legends of Huntington West Virginia, 49 minutes west of St. Albans. The scheduled tours include information that focuses on Civil War ghosts, ghosts in the graveyard and ghostly encounters. Tour participants visit sites such as the Crawley Hotel, Buffington House, Madie Carroll House, Guyandotte Methodist Church Cemetery and the LeTulle Home. Tours leave from the Guyandotte Public Library.

Haunted Barn

The Haunted Barn (thehauntedbarn.us) in Winfield, 23 minutes north of St. Albans, offers a haunted house experience for individuals who enjoy the challenge of entering a themed haunted house. The Haunted Barn features live actors who interact with guests. The actors create a scary experience which engages all the senses as visitors make their way through the tunnels, twists and turns of the barn. Visitors encounter the actors as ghosts, goblins, ghouls, demons and monsters as they search for their path to a safe exit. Dates of the Haunted Barn's opening days and hours change according to the season.

The Asylum

The Asylum (theasylumwv.com) in Weston, approximately a two hour drive northeast of St. Albans, features a haunted house with a psychiatric hospital theme. Visitors wander through the corridors encountering spooky patients and evil staff members. The Asylum, located on Asylum Drive, is open on Wednesdays through Sundays. Children aged 13 and under must come with an adult.