Three of my photographer friends and I were able to go on a tour of the abandoned Fergus Falls psychiatric hospital. It was quite the experience!
I won’t get too into the history of the place, but it opened its doors in 1890 and closed in 2007. Although you will see that parts of the hospital were not in use for quite some time before that.
The hospital and campus are huge, and I think there were maybe two small buildings still in use. It was built to be self-sufficient, there was a farm, garden, even a cemetery.
This was honestly one of the neatest things I have ever seen, and I know it left as all in a complete sense of awe. It was both sad and fascinating at the same time.
The tour guides said they are close to signing a deal with a developer, with the hopes to make it into apartments, hotel, restaurant, boutique shopping, etc.
My friends and I created a blog circle of our images, go check out Julie’s take on the asylum.