Old Historic Harriman Hospital
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DISCOVER ALL HARRIMAN HOSPITAL HAS TO OFFER
NOW TAKING 2024 OVERNIGHT BOOKINGS
DISCOVER ALL HARRIMAN HOSPITAL HAS TO OFFER
Situated at the junction of Tennessee, Clinch, and Emory rivers, a location vital to both white settlers and Native Americans in the early years of Tennessee State history. Settlers gained control of the area through three treaties with the Cherokee Indians, and later Hiwassee purchase. Harriman was founded as a Temperance Town in 1889 by temperance movement activists led by New York-born minister and plant manager Frederick Gates. Seeking a land venture that could attract industrial and economic development while avoiding the vice-driven pitfalls of late 19th century company towns, Gates and fellow prohibitionists chartered the East Tennessee Land Company in May 1889. The property the hospital is situated on once was home to Cumberland Hotel, which burned having casualties, First National Bank, Pitton Hotel, Tennessee Land and Trust (bankrupt), a General Store and Attorney Office, roller rink which was later torn down for the hospital expansion. Harriman has had its share of tragedies with mass building fires, floods and tornados, and even at one point went completely bankrupt.
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.
One of the most active and legendary locations in The Historic Harriman Hospital was known as A3.A3 served as the ICU and the cardiac care unit. Added on sometime in the 70's this area has a legendary nurse named Joanna. While Joanna worked many tireless long hours at the hospital, she called this her second home. A sudden heart attack took her life at an early age , she promised her co-workers after death she would pay visits to her once beloved second home. Even after death there are reports of Joanna still marking her rounds and overseeing patients.
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.
We offer 2 overnight options.
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Daytime Tours are available by appointment only. Daytime tours are by appointment only and start daily at 10am and end at 2pm. Day time tours are a 2 hour historical tour and a 2 hour paranormal investigation. If you want to try an investigation but afraid of the dark and want learn a little bit about OHHh's history this is an ideal tour for you. Price is $35 per person. This is a guided tour and you are not allowed to roam freely.
Please call 423-228-0007 for reservations or email email@example.com
Old Historic Harriman Hospital allows unedited video evidence to be posted to social media for private use only. You may not record the history walk through or public investigation introductory presentation. If you want to edit your footage you must sign the edited footage waiver and additional fees may apply.
Old Harriman Hospital DOES NOT allow edited video footage of its facility, staff, or tours without written consent of the management of Old Historic Harriman Hospital. Upon requesting the use of edited footage there will be an agreement made between OHHH and content creator , contract must be signed by Harriman Property management and the group leader/videographer. Any use of edited footage without consent will be subject to legal actions. All edited footage must be reviewed by Harriman Hospital management prior to be downloaded to social media for accuracy and authenticity.
Live Broadcasts are permitted with management consent. Podcast and edited social media content must be reviewed by management before being uploaded/dropped on any social media platform not limited to but including Facebook, You-Tube, Spotify. The use of the words demon, devil, evil. malevolent or any other terms associated with negative demonic entities may not be used or spoken of in any and all social media uploads/drops and is subject to legal ramifications and a $10,000 fine per occurrence.
NO smoking inside the hospital.
• NO firearms or weapons.
• NO wax candles.
• Dispose of trash and debris in proper bins.
• Group representative or lead will be responsible for damages to property during their stay.
• Leave all areas in the same or better condition as you found them
• Trigger items are for your use while you are there and may be moved around the hospital but are NOT to leave the building.
• DO NOT move any furniture, beds, etc. around or out of guest break rooms.
• Exit walk through inspection will be performed to insure compliance of these rules set forth.
• Notify admin or staff of any maintenance concerns; i.e. toilets, electrical, etc.
• Absolutely NO Ouija boards, sageing, crossing over, séances, or provocation is permitted in or on the grounds of the building.
• For overnight investigations there are no sleeping accommodations provided. If you want to take a nap, you must supply your own sleeping bag or air mattress. There is furniture provided for sitting and resting but beds are not provided,
• ABSOLUTELY NO ALCOHOL OR DRUGS will be permitted on or around the grounds of OHHH. If we see it, smell it or have any suspicion these are being used, you will be immediately escorted off the premises, your investigation will be terminated, and no refunds will be given.
• Writing on the walls, floors, or ceiling will no longer be allowed and will be considered vandalism. Please treat our building as you would your own home. Any damages incurred to the building will be the responsibility of your group and you will be charged fair market value to fix what was damaged.
• Restrooms are supplied on first floor and will be pointed out during your tour. These are the only restrooms available in the building; please do not use any other restroom. DO NOT turn on any sinks, tubs or any water sources in the building. If flooding occurs from turning on a water source other then in the bathrooms specified, your group will be responsible to clean and pay for any water damage incurred.
*Using a toilet other then those specified will be result in a $100 cleaning charge.
• Certain areas of the building are locked and are off limits during your investigation. Other areas will be pointed out during your walk through which you cannot access. These areas are undergoing restoration and are not accessible. Please do not try to enter these areas. If you are caught in the areas designated no admittance you will be asked to leave the building and will forfeit the rest of your stay.
• At least 1 team member will be available and in the building at all times during your stay at OHHH. Your group will be given a 2 way radio to communicate with our team member and we will give you our room number. We are here to answer questions, supply equipment, and help if needed in case of an emergency. We in no way will interfere with your investigation unless we feel one of these rules are being violated. We ask if you leave the building for any reason we are informed so we can lock up behind you and let you in when you return.
• All persons attending an investigation must sign waivers, must have a valid state or federal ID, and must be 18 years of age or older. For attendees under the age of 18 special permission must be arranged prior to your booked date.
All tours are by appointment only. Please call/text/email to make a reservation.
401 North Roane Street, Harriman, Tennessee 37748, United States
Please do not show up without a reservation