Haunted Weekend in St. Joseph, Missouri
May 10-11, 2014 ---
Haunted Weekend in St. Joseph, Missouri
May 10-11, 2014 / Saturday - Sunday
St. Joseph, Missouri  -- Lodgings at the Holiday Inn

Join American Hauntings' Troy Taylor and Missouri History & Hauntings' Ginger Collins-Justus for a weekend event in one of the Missouri's Most Haunted Towns -- home to the Pony Express, Jesse James and the Glore Psychiatric Hospital museum! It's a full-day of outlaws, asylums and spirits, followed by a ghost hunt on Saturday night at the Glore museum. The weekend includes admission on all of the tours, the ghost hunt and one-night lodging at the Holiday Inn in St. Joseph (which includes breakfast). Spots for this weekend event are limited and will fill up fast -- so don't miss out on what will be one of the most popular weekends of the year!

$300 Couples Price / $250 Single Price
($100 Deposit Due Now / Remainder Due Before Trip)
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Haunted Weekend in St. Joseph Includes:

* Pony Express Museum

* Jesse James Farm & Patee House

* Glore Psychiatric Museum Tour & Ghost Hunt

* One-Night Lodging at the Holiday Inn

New Weekend on the American Hauntings Schedule! Don't Miss it!

Our Haunted Weekend in St. Joseph will begin at the Jesse James home and the Patee House (a hotel in Jesse's time), linked to the famous outlaw who called the region home. It was at the James farm where Pinkerton agents set off a bomb that killed Jesse's half-brother, Archie, and severely wounded his mother. After he was murdered, Jesse was originally buried at the farm, but his body was later moved. Today, hauntings are still reported at the farm. The Patee House is now an amazing museum that is dedicated to the life and times of the Missouri outlaw.

We will also be visiting the home of the Pony Express, which began in St. Joseph.  Plans for the Pony Express were spurred by the threat of the Civil War and the need for faster communication with the West. The Pony Express consisted of relays of men riding horses carrying saddlebags of mail across a 2000-mile trail.  It began in 1860 and in time, the Pony Express had more than 100 stations, 80 riders, and between 400 and 500 horses. The express route was extremely hazardous, but only one mail delivery was ever lost. 

In the evening, we'll be visiting the famous Glore Psychiatric Museum, which chronicles the more than 130-year history of what was once "State Lunatic Asylum No. 2." The asylum opened in November 1874 with 25 patients. Dr. George C. Catlett was the hospital's first superintendent. Demand caused rapid growth. The original 275 beds filled quickly. An additional 120 beds were added, and then another 350. Relatives who could no longer provide for their family members' special needs admitted most patients. A devastating fire in 1879 only temporarily slowed that growth. When the hospital reopened in 1880, it became a sanctuary not only for the mentally ill, but also for tuberculosis patients, syphilitic patients, alcoholic patients, and patients with physical disabilities.

By the early 1950s, the patient population had grown to nearly 3,000, which made the hospital one of the largest employers in St. Joseph. It was not until the 1970s that the hospital began to downsize in order to concentrate on treating the mentally ill. Patients who suffered from physical illnesses were transferred to other hospitals for specialized treatment.
The Glore Psychiatric Museum is named for its founder George Glore, who spent most of his 41-year career with the Missouri Department of Mental Health nurturing its collections into arguably the largest and best single exhibition explaining the evolution of mental health care in the United States. It has since been named one of the "most unusual museums in the U.S." After a tour of the museum, we'll be taking part in a late-night ghost hunt of the building -- which has become known for its hauntings!

Join us for this fascinating history and hauntings weekend and see a side of Missouri that you've never seen before!