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From Pennhurst's lower campus: Hershey Hall is on the left, while the laundry building is straight ahead. By 1954 the laundry was capable of processing 10 tons of laundry every day and the staff consisted of 1 manager, 5 employees and a total of 82 working patients (both male and female). #pennhurst #pennhurstasylum #pennhurst_underground #pennhurststateschool #history #historical #decay #urbex #urbanexploration #exploration #hospital #school #abandoned #pennsylvania #instagood #photography #photooftheday #picoftheday #travel #2018 #sufferthelittlechildren
Finally working on one of my favorite weddings of the year... Talk about transforming an abandoned space into a beautiful wedding photo backdrop - for Sara and TJ's wedding we went to @pennhurstasylum for their portraits and wedding party photos. We were able to wander around the grounds and even got inside the infamous Mayflower building. For anyone who is from the Philly suburbs you'll what I'm talking about. So fun! And lots more photos to come. . . . . . #pennhurstasylum #pennhurststateschool #pennhurstPA #springcitypa #springcitywedding #springcitypawedding #springcityweddingphotographer #springfordwedding #weddingpartyphotos #bridalpartyphotos #royersfordweddingphotographer #philadelphiasuburbs #pottstownweddingphotographer #paweddingphotographer #pennhurst #novemberwedding #abandonedplaces #abandoned #hauntedplaces #hauntedpa #mayflowerpennhurst #pennhurstweddingphotos #pennhurstasylumphotos #pennhurstasylumweddingphotos #abandonedlocations #pennhurststateschoolandhospital #closedasylums #hauntedphiladelphia #abandonedphiladelphia
Didn’t think I be doing this on my Friday night! Got invited last min to come to the last paranormal investigation of the season by my good friend who works for Pennhurst and help out with everything. Amazing night at Pennhurst! Great end to the season at an special place with great friends 😄. Until next year.... #pennhurst #pennhurstasylum #pennhurststateschool #ghosts #ghosthunt #night #photography #urbandecay #hospital #friends #adventure
(Pennhurst State School Spring City, Pennsylvania) Pennhurst State School, a live-in facility for people with mental and physical disabilities, was surrounded by controversy from its earliest days. In 1908, the state of Pennsylvania built the school as an asylum for patients with special needs. This complex, first known as the State Institution for Epileptics and Feeble Minded, was filled with adults and children with varying disabilities. Over 10,000 patients crossed through the doors into Pennhurst. Overwhelmed parents dropped off their children who were mentally handicapped or autistic.  Sadly, many of these children were abandoned to become wards of the state. While some patients could care for themselves, many more suffered from severe disabilities. Those patients who couldn't care for themselves became the school's most vulnerable victims. Many patients spent their days and nights trapped in metal cribs in horrid conditions. Others were so desperate for human contact that they went to great lengths for attention by injuring themselves or even smearing themselves with their own feces in hopes of a bath. Overworked staff responded to unruly patients by drugging them into submission or chaining them to their beds. Other residents were isolated for such long periods of time that they regressed and lost their will to speak, fight or even to live. One particularly harsh rule chastised patients for biting. When a patient bit someone the first time, he or she was reprimanded. But if it happened again, the patient was sent to a dentist who would pull all of his teeth. 1000s of teeth were removed in a rusty dentist chair that still sits in the tunnels beneath the Pennhurst complex. The facility closed its doors in 1987. Tday caretakers of the property believe that the buildings and underground tunnels are haunted by the angry spirits of patients who suffered and died here. Reports of slamming doors, footsteps and sounds of vomiting coming from otherwise empty rooms. Some witnesses have seen the spirit of a little girl roaming the buildings. #ghosts #haunted #paranormalroadtrip #pennhurststateschool #ghostadventures #hauntedschool #hauntedhospital #spirits
We went to a place that was once known as “a vast junkyard of wasted humans” -Thomas Geyer, 1972. Better known as Pennhurst State School and hospital New video coming soon 👀 #pennhurstasylum #pennhurst #pennhurststateschool #paranormal #abandonedplaces #pa
Some of the buildings at #pennhurststateschool
Pennhurst Asylum (Pennhurst State School), Spring City, Pa . . Took a trip to this abandoned old state school where all the unwanted went to live. The facility was shut down December 9, 1987. Today it sits with untold memories and is used as a place of entertainment as a hunted attraction for many to visit throughout the Halloween season and throughout the year. This past weekend I went on a photography tour of the grounds and was able to capture so many photos and was left so many questions. Enjoy some of these photos I took with a pinhole lens, I tired to make the photos seem as if i went back in time to capture the feel of the old days. . . . #photography #pinholephotography #pinholelens #expose #pennhurstasylum #pennhurststateschool #capture #makeitfeel #blurredphotography #longexposure #pennhurst #instaphotography #instablackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #photooftheday #believe . . @pennhurstasylum
Pennhurst Asylum clinical day for school! Pretty cool but also pretty creepy!! #pennhurstasylum #pennhurststateschool
I was looking for something and found my Pennhurst dollar that I got during a tour. They would give the residents these dollars to use to buy special treats. #pennhurststateschool #pennhurstphototours
A beautiful Jacobean building at Pennhurst State School and Hospital, founded in 1903 to house the developmentally disabled who could not be cared for by their families. A network of cottages created a home-like setting and separated groups of residents by gender and affliction in each building. Patients here were called “feeble minded” in the early years and included those with Down’s Syndrome, epilepsy, and muscular dystrophy. Although they spanned all ages, most residents were young children and infants. Many kids with severe impairments didn’t live very long. The lack of funding made for atrocious conditions inside these buildings by the 1960s, and it was eventually shuttered in 1987. These days it’s used as a Halloween “asylum” attraction, where you can be amused by patients writhing around in straitjackets and evil doctors with German accents. #wtf #pennhurststateschool #abandonedpa #pennhurstasylum #architexture #jacobean
Pennhurst Haunted House #pennhurstasylum #pennhurst #pennhurststateschool #checkoutourheads 🧔🏾🤦🏾‍♀️😂
Eerie really doesn't begin to describe what it's like to wander around in the shadows of these crumbling ruins, as the sun sinks into night. It's not hard to imagine encountering the spirits of former inmates or a ghostly figure peering down from a window. http://www.midatlanticdaytrips.com/2018/10/ghost-hunt-at-pennhurst-home-for.html #midatlanticdaytripsblog #daytrip #daytripper #daytripping #instaphoto #instablog #instatravel #midatlanticdaytrips #ghosts #ghosthunting #paranormal #pennhurstasylum #pennhurst #pennhurststateschool #travelpennsylvania #pennsylvania #visitpa #pennsylvaniadaytrips #neverstopexploring
A picture Kaity had me take of her earlier today, though it would be fun to change it up a bit. #pennhurstasylum #pennhurst #pennhurststateschool #hauntedhouse
Went to Pennhurst today! #pennhurstasylum #pennhurststateschool
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A blast was had tonight at Pennhurst! Such beautiful grounds and it is definitely haunted! Lol #pennhurst #pennhurststateschool #pennhurststateschoolandhospital #pennhurstasylum #iloveghosts
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