The Craig House Hospital was built in1 1859, as a estate, but was then soon remodeled as a hospital in 1915. The Craig was the first private licensed psychiatric hospital. Dr.Slocum believed that with talking therapy, hydrotherapy, fine dining, comfort and recreational activities would cure his rich and famous patients. One famous patient includes Rosemary Kennedy, the hidden kennedy, who suffered from a botched lobotomy. She came to the Craig house when she was 23 but had the mental capacity of a 2 year old. Her parents decided to get her a lobotomy because she suffered from developmental delays and she would often have behavioral problems,promiscuity and she also suffered from seizures. They hid Rosemary from the world at the Craig for a few year, and her father was the only one who visited. Writer and Artist Zelda Fitzgerald was also sent to the Craig, and she was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder. Though she was healing a lot, her husband Francis Scott Fitzgerald (writer of the Great Gatsby) could not afford the hospital anymore and sent her to a much cheaper hospital. It was very difficult for her to adjust to the new hospital because their was not enough staff, bars on the windows, locks on the doors, while the Craig always had enough staffing and patients were allowed to feel very free. They even had a pool, golf course, and gymnasium. The Craig house was closed in 1999, and a new owner bought the Craig house but then passed away.
The Craig house it completely closed off, and you cannot enter from any points of access.