Creepy Saratoga Homestead Sanatorium is Offering Tours
The former tuberculosis hospital and its caretaker's home have sat abandoned since 1973. In both buildings, doors are missing, windows are broken, fixtures have been stripped and walls are sprayed with graffiti by vandals who are drawn to its haunted lore. The roof of the 47,000-square-foot hospital has caved in, and its once stately brick façade is overgrown with vines.
The Saratoga Homestead Sanitorium was put up for auction last year and the bidding started at something crazy like $25. Eventually, it was bid up to $51,000 and had a new owner. If it was me, I'd turn it into the world's greatest haunted house, but the new owner has more lofty goals. They include housing for veterans and community gardens.
For now, the Saratoga Homestead Sanitorium is capitalizing on its very creepy vibe and offering tours that are just perfect for this Halloween season. Tours are $35 and technically are photography tours so you can get really cool and creepy pictures of the old Sanitorium before it's renovated.
Here are a bunch of pictures from when the Saratoga Homestead Sanitorium was up for auction. Some of the pictures are really creepy...especially the ones with the red balloons painted on the walls like Pennywise the clown had been there from "IT".
Saratoga Homestead Sanitarium