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PSH History Museum

Our Peoria State Hospital Museum is located inside of the original Horse Barn-turned-Firehouse of the institution. It is the home to thousands of newspaper articles, historical photographs, and authentic artifacts from the Peoria State Hospital.

The museum is open during historical tours and events only.

Movie Nights

Located at the home of the Haunted Infirmary - the Pollak Hospital - movie nights are a full evening of entertainment including a scary movie and like-themed Haunt Hallway or Haunted Trail (shorter than the Haunted Infirmary October event.)

Dates and times vary.

The Courtyard Bazaar

The Old State Hospital Courtyard Bazaar is an annual vendor event held at the building complex formerly known as Lohman Hall - the activities center for the Peoria State Hospital. Our last bazaar boasted over 80 vendors and entertained the patrons with live entertainment.

Event times and dates vary.

History Tours

The History Tour includes a historical slideshow of the Peoria State Hospital, a tour of the Pollak Hospital (tuberculosis ward of PSH), a tour of the cemeteries (weather permitting,) historical scenes with costumed actors, a visit to the Peoria State Hospital Museum, and after a brief intermission, the option to stay at the Pollak Hospital for a 2 hour paranormal investigation. Tour dates are seasonal.

Dates and times vary. See link for availability.

Paranormal Tours

Your ghost-hunting team will begin its evening with a historical slideshow of the asylum history and paranormal activity of the institution at the Pollak Tuberculosis Ward of the Peoria State Hospital, followed by a guided tour of the building. Afterwards, you will be lead on a ghost hunt in the historic asylum location by members of our paranormal team.

Check back for dates for 2017 soon!

The Haunted Infirmary

The Haunted Infirmary Haunted House is located inside of the Pollak Hospital, the tuberculosis ward of PSH. Haunted Infirmary is an annual fundraiser for the community of Bartonville's Junior Football League (JFL) and was voted #2 in the state of Illinois in 2015 by visitors to the Infirmary.

Open every Friday and Saturday night in October.

Event Calendar

Help save the rich history of Peoria State Hospital by attending one of our upcoming events.

  • Sat
    07
    May
    2016

    Spring Fling

    10AM - 4PM

    Old Courtyard Bazaar Spring Fling

  • Sat
    21
    May
    2016

    Haunted Infirmary Movie night with KISS LIVE, Kiss Tribute Band

    7 PM - 11 PMHaunted Infirmary at Bartonville Insane Asylum

     

    Kick off the summer movie season at The Haunted Infirmary with KISS LIVE!, the Central Illinois Premier Kiss Tribute Band!  The band will perform  4-5 songs and will be filming their music video...you can have a chance to be in it!  Stay for a movie and go through our Haunt Hallway... if you dare! The performance and movie admission is a $6 donation to Limestone JFL, available online or at the gate. (Haunt Hallway admission of $5 for 2 people is separate and taken on-site.)

    Please print ticket to bring with you.

    Refunds given at the gate for valid ticket holders only.

    Kiss Live 2

  • Sat
    28
    May
    2016

    May History Tour

    6PM - 11PMPeoria State Hospital