Glenn Dale Hospital | Abandoned in Maryland

Glenn Dale Hospital was located in Prince Georges County in Maryland but abandoned in 1981. It was built in the 1930s and served primarily as a tuberculosis sanitorium, housing adults and children in separate buildings. In total there were 23 buildings, two of which were used for treatment. It later became a hospital for the criminally insane and was eventually closed in 1981.

The following videos are a little scary and concentrate on the haunted aspect of the hospital. Of course many of the abandoned buildings that have featured here are the subject of rumours involving ghosts and other such legend. Not for the faint of heart so be warned before pressing play!

Below are some stories about the alleged hauntings in Glenn Dale Hospital –

There were underground tunnels running from building to building. When the hospital closed in 1981, many of the patients were turned out onto the street. With no relations and no money, they would return to the abandoned Glenn Dale, the only home they knew.

Today, Glenn Dale is condemned and dangerous. The police patrol the area. Asbestos runs rampant. Upper floors have caved in. Also, there are tales of strange things happening.

One of them involves a police officer who was checking the area out alone. Someone across the street heard gunshots and back-up was brought in. They found the officer standing, frozen, staring straight ahead, unable to speak. He had shot off all his rounds at something that was never found.

The morgue is supposedly a hot spot for paranormal activity. It’s located deep inside the main adult hospital building. People have reported hearing strange noises in the hospital and seeing the ghosts of patients who died there.

The hauntings seem to take place in the two structures closest to the road on your right. Most doors and windows have been broken out and abandoned medical equipment is scattered everywhere within the buildings. Sightings have included a large pack of ghost dogs, ghostly patients wandering the second floor, and smoke coming from the crematorium.

People have also complained of noises such as banging and yelling coming from the hospital walls hear screams and sometimes laughter. Inside there is sometimes a strong odour of burning flesh and smoke coming from where they used to burn the bodies. In one particular room there is said to be sightings of a man in a straightjacket who went insane after watching his family being murdered by an intruder to his home while he hid in a closet. He was so overcome with the guilt that he didn’t help his family that he went insane and eventually killed himself when he broke into the room where they kept the medication and overdosed.

Location: Prince Georges County, Maryland, USA

Category: Hospital

Abandoned: 1981


A doorway into the abandoned Glenn Dale Hospital

A corridor in the abandoned Glenn Dale Hospital

The main building of the abandoned Glenn Dale Hospital

28 thoughts on “Glenn Dale Hospital | Abandoned in Maryland

  • August 28, 2012 at 12:38 am
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    Lame! It's cool seeing inside the buildings. But superimposing "ghost" images is just lame.

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  • August 28, 2012 at 3:32 pm
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    My interest lies mainly in the story and history of abandoned places. The videos and photos are used to show you what it looks like.

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  • May 6, 2013 at 2:03 am
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    So I went there today, the adult building, the first floor, walking passed an elevator on my right hand side. And the deeper i walked the stranger the rooms looked. There was an opening, and the floors were like, pitted? They had like over laps and guides for what looked like liquid? I don't know. then I went into a room, and smelled this burning scent. this smokey scent. I din't know what it was. Can anyone tell me where the location of the morgue is?

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  • May 6, 2013 at 2:06 am
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    I wish there was like a map of the inside of these buildings. Listing where you are at any given moment.

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  • October 5, 2013 at 6:23 pm
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    The morgue is on the ground floor of the adult building … on the backside of the building.
    It was always the first place we stumbled upon when we would go in there (1987). There is also a theatre in that building that is pretty cool to see. When we went, we took the tunnel underground across to the childrens hospital which is much cooler but closer to the guard station. There was a room with a chair bolted to the floor and a HUGE clown face on the floor in front of it. We found straight jackets in the adult building and there used to be sound proof rooms in there too …

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  • October 5, 2013 at 6:26 pm
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    I think the tunnel is filled with water now. One of the cooler places to go was in the doctors quarters near the childrens hospital. At the time, they almost looked lived in with books everywhere and nice furniturein around.

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  • October 24, 2013 at 2:29 am
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    Any hint on tunnel locations or what floors

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  • April 29, 2014 at 7:12 pm
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    Ahhhh memories. Just came across this site. You all should have seen the place in the early 1980s. Still structurally sound, some vandalism and not much graffiti. The tunnels were still open between the buildings (hint they are near the morgue in the adult building). The problem with the tunnels was they were narrow and dark. If you had a group of people going through them and you were that last guy…watch out. Why? as you went through the tunnel and if you were that last end guy cops or other people could enter the tunnel from behind you and you couldn't run as it's single file so all you see is a distant light coming at you if you're that last guy in line in that tunnel. One time about half the student body of our high school organized a trip there one night (word of mouth) and there was like 50 people going through all the buildings, smashing stuff, flashlights everywhere, noise. They brought in tons of police, helicopters, dogs. scary stuff when the cops are afraid to go in because of the amount of people inside so they release the dogs inside for you. talk about jumping out windows when a german shepherd if flying at you in the dark! The main children's building has a long field out front leading up to it. It's a good couple of football fields. Now..imagine running through that field with cops and helicopters at night chasing after you…ahhh to be a teenager again. If you go there kiddos, don't bring a bunch of idiot friends with you that like to cause trouble as the cops don't mess around at that place…or at least they didn't 30 years ago. True story by the way…have fun!

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  • May 30, 2014 at 12:31 pm
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    I got busted there by Park Police. I had been 4 times before with no issue but the time I bring 2 other photogs who didn't care about being stealthy we get busted. 24 hours community service. :-/

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  • October 7, 2014 at 11:02 am
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    Security is still there.
    My buddy had sex with his girl on the morgue tray, old rusty iron beds piled up crazy looking. They have welded barriers on most of the underground tunnels, boards are pretty darn well secured but you can get them off.
    As spooky as ever in 2014.
    Mass Howler

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  • January 8, 2015 at 3:24 am
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    Love your spirit! LBeezy

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  • November 8, 2015 at 1:42 am
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    The place has bats and rats and lots of water.
    Asbestos falling from ceiling.
    Very, very very dangerous.
    If trespassing at night Bring a Flashlight.
    Dangers of falling from higher floor.
    Stay away.
    Park Police will arrest and have Zero tolerance for Halloween trespassing

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  • December 14, 2015 at 2:59 am
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    i ran from there yesterday when the cops rolled up they wont come in they said to my buddies that got caught its to dangerous to go in they had been there 10 years and had not gone in. and its not and asylum its an old tb hospital fyi. they had a helicopter looking for us they dont play games

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  • December 14, 2015 at 3:03 am
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    i ran from there yesterday when the cops rolled up they wont come in they said to my buddies that got caught its to dangerous to go in they had been there 10 years and had not gone in. and its not and asylum its an old tb hospital fyi. they had a helicopter looking for us they dont play games

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  • December 26, 2015 at 2:22 pm
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    I went inside yesterday amd made a video. That place is very creepy and awesome b

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  • December 26, 2015 at 2:28 pm
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    I went inside yesterday.it was pretty neat I made some videos and took some pictures would definitely go there again

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  • March 17, 2016 at 1:35 pm
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    ME AND A HUGE GROUP OF FRIENDS ARE PLANNING ON GOING IN SUMMER , is there a map of the place we wish to use a devil board i call it to get stuff knocking around in their .. we are kinda explorers we usually travel to abandoned (HAUNTED) buildings we usually get stuff knocking with Ouija boards ik dumb idea , but we only had luck with some weird creepy shit at a burned down factory it was pretty scary lol. we kinda hope to have fun..

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  • March 29, 2016 at 1:05 am
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    Best time of day to go? Went today midday and the roads were busy as hell so I didn't get to explore as much as I would've liked to. Probably bring a friend or two next time, not the best place to explore alone.

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