Enjoy Halloween this year by visiting some of the local commercial haunted houses in Connecticut 2014. It is not the zombies, freaks, vampires, devils, or spirits you need to worry about. These ghosts don’t connect with humans very well. Connecticut haunts bring lots of thrills and terror to visitors in October. Funtober lists the best haunted houses, haunted hayrides, haunted trails, and more shocking thrills at Halloween.
Also check out Funtober’s America’s Best Top 100 Haunted Houses in 2013 (with videos). So no matter where you are located in Connecticut, you are only a few hours from some killer haunted houses.
Best Haunted Houses in Connecticut
Trail of Terror - 60 N Plains Hwy., Wallingford, CT 06492
Trail has tickets available for $15 or timed tickets online for guaranteed admission on the night of your choice. The attraction is open every Friday and Saturday nights from October 4th through November 2nd plus the 13th, 20th, and 27th. Doors open at 7 pm and close at 11 pm on Friday and Saturday or 10 pm on Sunday. Funtober names Trail of Terror the #1 Haunted House in Connecticut.
Darkwalk Haunted Camp Tour - Andover, CT
Darkwalk is more like a Halloween Theater. It is recommended to buy ticket online in advance. Tickets are $22. The attraction is open Friday and Saturday on October 11-12 and 18-19. You can not drive to Darkwalk. Park and take the shuttle from 23 Route 6, Andover, Ct 06232.
SpookyKingdom – 14 Lovley Drive, Plantsville, CT
Spooky Kingdom is a charity haunted house backyard adventure that has been around for 11 years. It is a wonderful little haunt with multiple fog machines and 15 animated attractions. It is open on October 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th, and 31st from 7 pm to 9 pm.
The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce - 822 Lake Ave, Bristol, CT 06010
The Haunted Graveyard is a full entertainment experience at the amusement park Lake Compounce. It has been open for 12 years. The Haunted Graveyard runs Friday and Saturday nights from dusk to midnight every weekend in October. The attraction is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from October 4th through October 27th. The ticket price to the haunted house is $22.99. Lake Compounce has a full assortment of amusement rides. The ticket price is $22.99. You can get a combo ticket for both the rides and haunted house for $29.99. Expect to find werewolves, spiders, vampires, witches, demons, and the Grim Reaper among the many attractions at the Haunted Graveyard. The assortment of attractions includes Reapers Realm, Cemetery, Slaughter House, Cornfield, Bat Cave, Zombie Forest, Jungle, Mayan Temple, Dungeon, Fear of Death, and The Mist.
Dark Manor - 25 Main Street, Versailles, CT
Dark Manor opens for its 9th season in 2013. Tickets are $18 for two attractions at one low price. The dates are October 4-6, 11-14, 17-20, 24-31, and November 1-2. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Noah Webster Hauntings - West Hartford, CT
Haunted Isle - 17 River Street, East Haven, CT 06512
Haunted Isle is really a spooky train ride. The attractions runs from 7 pm to 10 pm on Friday and Saturday nights from September 27th through October 26th. Tickets for the ride are $10.
A Haunting at Mill Hill - 2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT
Take a lantern light tour through the historic Mill Hill graveyard. The attraction runs at 6 pm, 7:30 pm and 9 pm. It will operate on October 25th and 26th.
New Haven Haunted Houses
The second largest city in Connecticut has two nearby haunted attractions. The Trail of Terror in Wallingford, CT, will open for its 19th year in 2013. Last year, the outdoor haunt raised over $100,000 for charity. Walk through 30 interactive scenes with over 70 terror characters. Trail of Terror continues to be one of the most frightening haunted places in Connecticut. Many vote it the best outdoor haunted attraction in the country. All proceeds go to charity. Located at 60 North Plains Highway, Wallingford, CT 06492 , Trail of Terror opens at 7 pm every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night in October 2013. Tickets are still only $10.
Fright Haven located in West Haven will not open in 2013.
North Haven, CT
The Only Scream In Town - 275 alley Service Road, North Haven, CT
A 5400 square foot freakishly surreal attraction called CT Dedical comes with in your face actors and high tech scares. Walk the half mile trail, escape through the Abyss Manor, ride the Gore Carts, and play a little Thriller Mini Golf. Attraction is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from September 27th through October 26th plus November 1st and 2nd. Doors are open 7 pm until 11 pm on Friday and Saturday or until 10 pm on Thursday. Tickets are $10 for each attraction.
Hartford Haunted Houses
Residents of the capital of Connecticut will find a haunted woods walk in Coventry. The Lantern Tour also includes a tavern visit before the woods walk ends at a bonfire for haunters to enjoy.
Waterbury Haunted Houses
There’s two haunted attractions near Waterbury, located north of New Haven and West of Hartford. Spooky Kingdom is a free garage and backyard haunt located in Plantsville that accepts donations for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Nightmare on Wolcott Street - 1058 Wolcott St., Waterbury, CT
An indoor haunted attraction with over 55 rooms of terror. It features creepy sounds, animation, live characters, and lots of blood and gore. Tickets are $10 per person. It is open Friday and Saturday October 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, and November 1-2. Additional dates are October 6, 13, 20, and 31.
Norwich Haunted Houses
Scaring folks since 2005, Dark Manor is a two floor indoor attraction as well as a haunted graveyard and village outdoors. The Dark Manor is now two attractions in one for the ticket price of $18. It opens every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October 2013 at 6:30 pm. Additional date in October will be announced. The haunted house is located at 25 Main Street, Versailles, CT 06351. They describe this address as the place where terror lives in Connecticut.
East Windsor, CT
Rails To The Darkside - 58 North Road, East Windsor, Conn.
Haunt is held at the Connecticut Trolley Museum On Friday and Saturday October 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, and 25-26. Doors are open from 7 pm until 9:30 pm. Tickets are $15. Travel the trolley line that open back in 1906 as it travels through the backwoods of East Windsor. You cannot run away so beware and be very afraid.
Amity Road Horror - 667 Amity Road, Bethany, CT
Former mine owner Hauntington was sentenced for criminal murders back in 1955. He recently escaped and rumors are he is wrecking havoc on the former burial grounds along Amity road. Tickets are $15. Attraction is open on Friday and Saturday from September 27th through October 26th plus the additional dates of the 13th, 17th, 24th, and 31st. Doors open on Friday and Saturday from 7 pm until 11 pm or until 10 pm on all other nights.
State By State List of Halloween Haunted Houses
If you live in Southwest Connecticut, near Stamford or Greenwich, then you aren’t far from the fabulous New York City haunted houses. And if you live in Northeast CT, you aren’t far from some incredible haunted houses in Rhode Island and Boston.
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