Philadelphia, PA - This may be the perfect place to start if you've ever wanted to explore a former state prison. Built in 1917 as a tuberculosis sanitorium, Cresson State Prison is a vast facility with various ancillary services. You'll find Tudor-style buildings, as well as modern industrial-style structures. Inside, you'll find chains-link fences and numbers.
Abandoned Cresson State Prison in Cambria County, Pennsylvania
A self-guided tour of the abandoned Cresson State Prison in Cambria county, Pennsylvania, allows you to see many of its most haunted locations. As a teenager, I was a patient there in the 1950s. A young man named Chuck Felton began a fascinating website about his experiences as a patient. It's an incredible site, created with the help of photographer David Solomon and videographer Paul Ruggieri.
There are a variety of free events that explore the abandoned Cresson Sanatorium. You can also explore the ghostly remains of Cresson Sanatorium. The sanatorium was built in 1911 on 500 acres donated by Dr. Samuel G. Dixon, a former Cresson mayor. Among the buildings left behind are a cemetery, a crypt, and a remanent sanatorium.