Know Before You Go
It’s illegal to enter any of the unused buildings, but many of the roads, sidewalks and trails are open for public use.The grounds might look familiar from seeing them in the 1996 Kevin Bacon movie Sleepers. The town has been renovating the grounds since 2015. The underground tunnels have been removed or filled in with concrete and are no longer accessible. The plot of land that once housed this ominous facility has now been turned into the "Fairfield Hills Campus". Newtown is utilizing it for town-related business and offices, but some of the haunting buildings remain, including the hospital (located on the back grounds). Many of the abandoned buildings untouched by renovations have been surrounded by tall chain-link fences along with signs that are posted stating that "All persons must keep back 15 feet". The "Fairfield Hills Campus" is very much open to the public, as several people work there, walk their dogs, and take walks. However, be advised that the Newtown Department of Parks and Recreation do patrol the grounds for any suspicious activity.