Sat, Jul 22|
Old Harriman Hospital
Old Harriman Hospital
Join us at this massive former hospital that has quickly become a guest favorite!
Time & Location
Jul 22, 6:00 PM – Jul 23, 2:00 AM
Old Harriman Hospital, 401 N Roane St, Harriman, TN 37748, USA
About the Event
Join Haunted Nights for our return event at the Old Harriman Hospital! This hospital is quickly becoming known as one of Tennessee's most haunted locations. Come with us to investigate this massive location that is over 150,000sq ft!
Guests will be asked to arrive between 6:00PM-6:20PM for check-in and a tour of the location. The investigation will run from 8PM-2AM. Free water, soda & snacks will be availabe all night.
Our investigation will be a free roam style investigation, guests will be permitted to investigate with Haunted Nights staff or on their own. Only selling a limited number of tickets to our events allows us to give guests the freedom to move around on their own while still having a great investigation. We encourage guests to bring any handheld paranormal equipment they have to utilize during the investigation. (No DVR camera systems permitted) There will also be ample equipment available for you to use during the night if you do not have your own!
The first ever open house at Harriman General Hospital was July 23rd 1939, with over 1,000 guests in attendance. This 2 story brick construction in its major portion with the kitchen and "colored ward" section occupying a 1 story portion at the rear. On each end of the building is a large airy ward containing 8 beds with wards for "colored" patients located in the rear. Lining the downstairs hall are the office, emergency room, doctors' lounging quarters, and bath, and utility rooms, together with the dining room, nurses' showers, and the superintendents quarters. On the right end of the building, upstairs is the surgical dept with minor and major OR's with adjoining rooms for surgical and linen sterilization. Patient rooms were also located on the second floor.
(credit from The Harriman Record)
As the community began to grow it didn't take long to realize the community outgrew its newly opened hospital. Just a few short years after its opening the hospital began to expand. As pictured above a new surgical wing was added. Complete with X-ray, surgical lounge, sterilization room and offices. Fun fact, green tiles were used in operating rooms to aid the surgeon with precious seconds which could be the difference of life and death as their eyes adjust when looking away from the patient on brighter colored walls. The hospital began at 275 linear feet to stretching a whole city block by the 70's. Growing not only in size, technology also became apparent at the hospital. Newly added ICU, maternity ward, and day surgery allowed for the hospital to diagnose and treat most any illness accurately and correctly.
In the early 90's Harriman Hospital gets a new addition. This beautiful 4 story addition gave the hospital a new lease on life as a new emergency ward was built, state of the art operating rooms were built on the second floor, with patient rooms on the 3rd and later ICU and step down on the 4th. Not long after the opening of this addition it has been said by many people around town and many health care workers odd things began to happen, including figures standing in windows and hallways, kids seen walking about the area and even items moving with no one present.
Closing in 2013 the hospital sat vacant, becoming a victim to the elements. Purchased in the spring of 2022 by the same people who saved OSPH from destruction, they decided to take on the daunting task of fixing it for preservation and investigations. A new beginning for Roane County's historic hospital has begun. A new name Old Historic Harriman Hospital and new owners ensures this location will remain an iconic location in Harriman. Harriman Hospital's new lease on life includes Hollywood shows being filmed on location, daytime and night time investigations, and community events.
EVENT CHECK IN
To speed up check in we ask ALL guests to sign our waiver prior to arrival! The waiver can be found here: WAIVER
No one under the age of 16 will be permitted. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Absolutely no alcohol or drugs will be permitted. Anyone expected of being under the influence will be asked to leave without refund.
All sales final. No refunds.
+$2.50 service fee
This ticket includes the history tour & full paranormal investigation!
+$2.50 service fee0