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Historic Moundsville West Virginia

If you are looking for a unique getaway or vacation, historic Moundsville West Virginia is the perfect place. Whether you’re looking for a haunted, heritage, cultural, historic or outdoor experience, Moundsville has it all. Sitting in the heart of Moundsville, the Former West Virginia Penitentiary is a gothic-style thrill! The imposing fortress encompasses more than 10 acres, and throughout its 119-year history, saw riots, murders, and the execution of nearly 100 prisoners through either hanging or electrocution. Explore the grounds and see the rows of cramped 5 ft. by 7 ft. cells that often held up to four people. For braver souls, the penitentiary also offers Ghost Adventures!

Located across the street from the Penitentiary is the Grave Creek Mound. The greatest monument of America’s ancient people, the Grave Creek Mound is one of the largest and most famous of the burial [...]

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