Ominous Photos Captured at Indiana State Sanatorium are Hauntingly Beautiful
These photos captured at the abandoned Indiana State Sanatorium are haunting and beautiful.
A big thank you to Witt Photography for the photos in this post!
Indiana State Sanatorium
You've heard of Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Kentucky, but have you ever heard of Indiana State Sanatorium? Located in Rockville, Indiana is a big old abandoned building that used to be the Indiana State Sanatorium.
According to the Indiana State University Library, the Indiana State Sanatorium was once called the Indiana State Tuberculosis Hospital and was opened in 1907. The Sanatorium had great success with curing tuberculosis and in 1919 the name was changed to the Indiana State Sanatorium. The old building was abandoned in 2011 but then purchased in 2020 where the new owner sets up tours and overnight stays (IndyStar). I love that the new owners recognize what a gem this old abandoned property is, and they're wanting to share it with everyone.
Tours at Indiana State Sanatorium
I think abandoned places are absolutely incredible, and it's rare there's an abandoned place that we have the chance to legally explore. Indiana State Sanatorium offers different options if you are an adventurer and want to see what this abandoned property looks like up close and personal. According to their website, they are open every day for roaming tours, they also have special flashlight tours and overnight accommodations. If you want to see Indiana State Sanatorium for yourself, you can find all of the info about their tours and book your tour, here.
Ominous Photos Captured at Indiana State Sanatorium
Recently I was scrolling through Facebook and saw some photos of the Indiana State Sanatorium that caught my eye. The photos were shared by Witt Photography, and the only way I can describe these photos is both ominous and beautiful. I think we can all agree that abandoned places are so eerie because it's bizarre to see a place that was once so full of life, be so forgotten and left behind.
You can see more photos that Witt Photography took at Indiana State Sanatorium below, and be sure to check out Witt Photography's Facebook page for more incredible photos!