Ghosts of Waverly Hills
May 11th-14th, 2023
Strange Escapes Presents
Ghosts of Waverly Hills
May 11th-14th, 2023
Known as one of the most haunted places on earth, Strange Escapes is pleased to announce our first ever trip to the infamous Waverly Hills Sanatorium.
Built initially in 1910 to house 40-50 tuberculosis patients, Waverly Hills eventually expanded to hold as many as 400 patients at a time and saw tens of thousands of people take their last breath within its walls. Closed in 1961 and repurposed as a nursing home in 1982, the building has loomed empty since. Now, visitors can expect to encounter phantom footsteps, shadow figures, disembodied screams and more.
Join Strange Escapes for a three night retreat filled with unforgettable parties, lectures, workshops, and of course, real paranormal investigations of Waverly Hills.
With Special Guest
Schedule of Events*
(Schedule WILL Change, Exact Schedule Provided Upon Check-In)
Thursday, May 11th
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. – Event Registration, (2:30 for VIP)
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. – Meet and Greet with speakers and fellow guests, (4:30 for VIP)
8:00 p.m. – Spirits of the Speakeasy Costume Ball*
*Costume attire strongly encouraged, password for admittance will be provided at check in
Friday, May 12th
10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m – Lectures and workshops
5:30 p.m. – Dinner with the Stars, (extra ticket required)
8:00 p.m. – Investigations of Waverly Hills for VIP and Friday night investigators
Saturday, May 13th
10:00 a.m. – VIP Brunch
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Lectures and workshops
7:00 p.m. Private Investigation for VIP ticketholders
8:00 p.m. – Investigations of Waverly Hills for VIP and Saturday night investigators
We do offer a “Junior Track” option for kids between the ages of 10 and 16. While the ticket price is the same, there are a number of additional small workshops offered to them, plus they all investigate in the same group, (with their parents or guardians.)
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET, $499
- A meet and greet with your speakers and fellow attendees, (light appetizers and cash bar provided)
- A speakeasy themed party
- Two days of paranormal workshops and panels
- One night of actual ghost hunts of Waverly Hills, including the notorious body chute.
- An up close look at the Newkirk Museum of the Paranormal
- A walking ghost tour of Louisville
- A Live Recording of the “Haunted Road” podcast with Amy Bruni
THREE DAY VIP TICKET $1199, (Only 30 Available)
Includes everything above, plus:
- TWO nights of ghost hunts
- A private one hour investigation of the fourth floor with Amy Bruni & Adam Berry
- A private Saturday champagne brunch with Amy Bruni & Adam Berry
- Reserved front and second row seating for all lectures
- Early access check-in time for the event and the meet and greet
- A Signed Copy of Amy Bruni’s “Life with the Afterlife: 13 Truths I learned About Ghosts”
Optional Add Ons:
Saturday Dinner with the Stars: $99
Dana Newkirk’s Intro to Practical Magic Workshop: $75
Adam Berry’s Paranormal Team Building Workshop: $75
500 S 4th Street Louisville, KY
We have negotiated significantly reduced rates for our guests at the Seelbach Hotel:
Queen Room $179, King Room $189, Double $199, (plus applicable resort fee and taxes.) Rooms are FIRST come FIRST served. We cannot guarantee availability in any certain category when you book.
Once you purchase your tickets, please IMMEDIATELY call the Seelbach Hotel at 1-800-333-3399 and make sure to state that you are a guest of Strange Escapes in order to reserve your room at the reduced rates. Again, these rooms are first come, first served so may sell out. Your ticket will NOT be refunded if you do not secure a room. The room rate will expire on April 10th, 2023.
Nearest Airports, (Distance calculated to hotel)
Louisville, KY (CDF) – 7 Miles
Lexington, KY (LEX) – 72 Miles
Covington, KY (CVG) – CVG 97 Miles
Cincinnati, OH (CIN) – 97 Miles
Important things to note about this Escape:
The hotel and Waverly Hills are approximately 30 minutes drive from each other. Transport will not be provided between venues, (there is ample parking at Waverly.)
Waverly Hills is a historical building with no climate control, electricity or elevators. Be prepared to traverse a large number of steps and to stand for long periods of time on cement floors.
Please read our refund policy carefully before booking your Escape. We highly recommend travel insurance.