The Waverly Hills Sanatorium is a spooky season favorite in Louisville, Kentucky. The old tuberculosis hospital has since been converted into one of the scariest places to be in the United States. The Waverly Hills Sanatorium is known as one of the most haunted places in the States, and has been featured on multiple different ghost adventure and ghost hunting shows. Schedule a visit to the Waverly Hills Sanatorium to get a feel for yourself of just how creepy the abandoned hospital is.
Waverly Hills Sanatorium
Waverly Hills Sanatorium was originally developed on land bought by Major Thomas H. Hays in the early 1880s. Major Thomas Hays originally sought an education for his daughter, prompting him to open up a small school down the road from the hospital. After naming the school “Waverly School” with the help of Lizzie Lee Harris and Scott’s “Waverly Novels.” After naming the small school down the road after Waverly, the land he had purchased was also named after Waverly. The name Major chose is the one you know it as today, Waverly Hills. The Board of Tuberculosis later purchased the land to open the Waverly Hills Sanatorium during the peak of the tuberculosis outbreaks.
About Waverly Hills Sanatorium
The Sanatorium was originally a two story building, but after construction started in 1906, grew into what it is today. After construction finished in 1910, the Sanatorium was designed to hold 40-50 tuberculosis patients. The hospital was built on hills with beautiful surrounding scenery to help keep patients calm and at peace. The hospital was also built to have many windows, enabling the patients to get the fresh air they needed to help heal.
The Waverly Hills Sanatorium became its own self-contained city, with its own zip code, post office, water treatment facility, grew its own vegetables and livestock, and maintained many other necessities. This is because nurses, patients, and the doctors who went there hardly ever returned. Once you were put on the hill, you were a permanent resident of the city. The Sanatorium that you see today could hold over 400 patients at a time when tuberculosis was wrecking havoc on the Pleasure Ridge Park, Valley Station, and Jeffersontown communities. The larger Sanatorium started construction in 1924 and finished in 1926. This gothic style hospital was the final resting place for many patients who suffered from a disease that would not have adequate treatment until 1961. The hospital was bought by Woodhaven Medical Services and later closed in 1981.
Waverly Hills Events
The Waverly Hills Sanatorium is now considered one of the most haunted places in the world. Patients are said to have been so miserable from dealing with tuberculosis that their spirits never passed on. From 2.5 hour tours, 6 hours tours, paranormal tours, and even an overnight lock-in, Waverly Hills Sanatorium has something to offer everyone. The Waverly Hills Sanatorium strongly encourages people to experience the events themselves before making any opinions. One person’s experience may be different than another’s, so it is encouraged to see for yourself.
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