3838 E Old 36 Rd Rockville, IN 47872

Sorry, we are not currently open to the public.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please read our FAQ before sending us a message.

I want to see the site? When will it be open?

Currently we are in a major period of stabilization and renovation and are not open to the general public. If you are interested in seeing the site for future events (later this year or in 2022, drop us an email.

Is the site haunted?

We get this question a lot. The original purpose of the site was to offer healing for those afflicted with tuberculosis. After the cure for TB was found the site became a facility for the treatment of mental illnesses. Some patients got better, some didn’t. If there are haunted places in the world, this very well may be one of them.

I would like to come look for ghosts!

We are willing to entertain proposals for professional paranormal investigators. As with everything for the site, please contact us.

I think this site would be perfect for my event.

The Sanatorium is being converted into a public event site. We are used to odd requests for events or use of the site. A couple of questions we will ask are… Is it legal? Will your group be considerate of the natural and historic beauty of the site? And, will it be a nuisance to Parke County?

Is the site available for the Covered Bridge Festival?

After this year, almost certainly.
For this year, check back in late spring or early summer. We have yet to determine if we will mostly be hosting vendors or attendees.
If you have an idea for a Covered Bridge Festival attraction, please write.

Is the site available for film or photography?

Definitely. The site will be changing rapidly over the course of 2021. If you are looking for an abandoned asylum and ghost town for your film, let us know soon so we can get you in before we start putting scaffolding up everywhere.

Send us an email

For general information about The Sanatorium, please email:

info@thesanatorium.net