Weston State Hospital History

The Birth of the Grand Old Dame

Why did the state of Virgnia pick Weston? Who helped build it? When was it completed?

Working Years

How many people could it house? What happened in the fire? What was it like to live there?

Retirement and Abandoned Years

Why was it shut down? How long was it abandoned? What effect did this have on the community?

Today: Revitalization

Who owns it now? Are there ghosts? Can I tour it?

Interesting Info

How many acres of floor space does it have? How many acres do the grounds cover? How tall is the clock tower?

Reasons for Admission

Why were people taken to the hospital? Here are some of the reasons!

Map of building

Interested in seeing old photos? Visit the photos page!