“Step back in time and see how the mentally insane lived and died, within these walls”
Designed to house 250, but holding as many as 2,400 at one point. Came across this in a magazine featuring things to do close to DC. Thought I would share. Glad ppl are learning the cruelty mentally ill faced and continue to face. I encourage you to explore their website a lil and learn about the asylum and why its now thought haunted.
In the piece in the magazine the author mentioned he prayed a silent apology to the ghosts for their suffering before starting tour. And he said the tour guide gave him a couple cigarettes to light up cuz the spirits like them lmao