East Bethany, NY 14054
Established in 1827, the Genesee County Poor House (originally a working farm) soon became a refuge for some of society’s less fortunate. Widows and orphans mingled with the mentally ill and the unclaimed dead were buried on the property. With over 1,700 documented deaths and hundreds not recorded, it’s no wonder Haunted North America rated it as the second most haunted site in the United States.
Opportunities for visitors:
Quarantined – This nine hour (eight hour on weekdays, six hour during the winter) private hunt begins with a 1 1/2 hour guided tour of the facility. Following is a self-guided ghost hunt. Bring cameras and other equipment. At least two RHA representatives will be in the building with you at all times. Mid-week is $675 plus tax. Saturday or Sunday nights are $1050 plus tax. 18+ only with valid ID.
Captive – This eight hour hunt is public and held on select Fridays and Saturdays. Space is limited to 40 people. Begin with a 1 1/2 hour guided tour and then the rest of the time is yours to explore the building and capture any paranormal activity that may occur. $55+ tax pp. 18+ only with valid ID.
Detained – Four hour public hunt on Thursday nights and on occasional Sunday daytime, with a maximum of 30 people. Includes a 1 1/2 hour guided tour, followed by a 2 1/2 hr self-guided ghost hunt. $35+ tax pp. 18+ only with valid ID.
Psych Hold – Three hour public hunt throughout the month of October and beyond. Includes a 1 1/2 hour guided tour, with the remaining time available as self-guided ghost hunt. $30+ tax pp. 18+ only with valid ID.
Historical Tours – A 1 1/2 hour public guided tour of the buildings on select Sundays. $20 pp+tax. 18+ only with valid ID.
Flashlight Tours – Two hour public event. Available on select Sundays. Focus on historical AND paranormal history of the property. Flashlight work with spirits illustrates activity level. $25pp + tax. 18+ only with valid ID.
Teen Hunts – Six-hour Teen Night on select dates includes a brief overview on the “dos” and “how tos” of investigating. Followed by 1 1/2 hour tour. Remaining time is for a self-guided ghost hunt. 14 – 17 year olds MUST be accompanied by a parent.
Classic Horror Movie Night – Check the calendar for dates and times.
Winter times and rates may vary. Prices may vary. Check website for up to the minute details.
Days/times of operation:
Quarantined – Mid-week – $675 plus tax. Weekend – $1050 plus tax.
Captive – $55/person
Detained – $35/person
Psych Hold – $30/person
Historical Tour – $20/person
Flashlight Tour – $25/person
Prices subject to change, please check website for current pricing, times, and availability.
Handicap Accessible:No - lots of stairs
TV shows aired on:
Events year-round. Check calendar for dates.
Hotel deals or packages:
Special pricing at the Best Western Crown Inn & Suites. Call 585-344-8882 to book.