10 Fun Things to do in Louisville During the Fall: #5 Visit Waverly Hills Sanatorium
With fall upon us, I would like to devote a series of blog posts to interesting things that you can do during the Fall in Louisville. Without further ado I would like to present:
#5 - Visit Waverly Hills Sanatorium
The Waverly Hills Sanatorium is located in southwest Louisville and was opened in 1910 to accommodate the tuberculosis outbreak that had ravaged Jefferson County. The hospital closed in 1962 due to tuberculosis being controlled by the antibiotic drug streptomycin. Today, Waverly is known as one of the most haunted places in the United States and has been featured on many TV shows, including ABC/FOX Family Channel's Scariest Places On Earth, VH1's Celebrity Paranormal Project, Syfy's Ghost Hunters, Zone Reality's Creepy, the British show Most Haunted, Paranormal Challenge, and Ghost Adventures on Travel Channel.
The Waverly Hills Sanatorium holds year-round ghost hunting and historical tours. Visitors can do a half night tour for $50 or a full night for $100. Waverly's biggest draw, however, is its annual haunted house during September and October. Tickets are $20 and the haunted house is open every Friday and Saturday from September 23rd to October 30th.