Ghostly evening tours of historic downtown Staunton, Virginia.
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Ghosts of Staunton Walking Ghost Tours have recently been featured in the Daily News Leader and the News Virginian
Founded in 1932 as a private pay unit of the Western State Hospital, the DeJarnette Center for Human Development (formally the DeJarnette State Sanitorium) was named after Dr. Joseph DeJarnette, a prominent Virginia psychiatrist and strong supporter of eugenics, particularly the compulsory sterilization of the mentally ill.
From the treatment of adults with mental illness to the years when children were served here with extreme emotional disorders, the facility has its share of stories, events and history. Now for the very first time, we present a walking ghost tour along the road to the very entrance gate of the DeJarnette Sanatorium. Ghostly activity has been reported here at the sanatorium for many, many years from very respected individuals such as former employees, police officers and city officials.
Join us for this 90 minute tour as we discuss the history of the Sanatorium, Dr DeJarnette and the many tortured souls that still linger at this location to this very day. Do these tortured souls still wander the halls and the grounds of the sanatorium seeking to escape the horrors of DeJarnette?
Tours available every Saturday at 6 pm in October only!!
NEW TWISTS added for 2013 -- Scares as you travel the road to be admitted to the Sanatorium
Make your reservation today, these tours will sell out quickly!!
BRING YOUR CAMERA!
This tour does NOT take you into any of the DeJarnette buildings.
This tour begins every Saturday at 6 pm and ends at 7:45 pm (dusk). This allows a great opportunity to take excellent photographs as dusk approaches on this historic location. You can follow this up with an evening Spirit Box Depot Tour!
* Please wear comfortable walking shoes *
Ticket prices are $15.00 -- Adults, $10.00 -- Children 6-12 years of age
Haunts of the DeJarnette Sanatorium
Our Tour begins at the front entrance gate of the DeJarnette State Sanatorium. Located off of Route 250, please turn at the entrance to the American Frontier Culture Museum. Parking is available along beside the road.
2013 Haunts of the DeJarnette Sanatorium Walking Tour Schedule
Saturday, October 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th at 6 pm.
Tickets can be purchased at the time of the event and at our starting location. Reservations are strongly recommended, these tours will sell out quickly! For reservations and information, please call us at
This tour is strictly based with the Ghosts of Staunton Walking Ghost Tours. Please do not call the American Frontier Culture Museum. They are not affiliated with this tour in any way.