You had better be careful during your visit to haunted houses in Louisiana 2013. These haunters will tie you up and drop you in the bayou. And they’ll be eating gumbo while they wait for the alligators to get you. America’s Best Top 100 Haunted Houses in 2013 (with videos). Louisiana has some alligators, snakes, and few ghosts and lots of vampires, witches, ghouls, and zombies roaming around. Not all the freaks are in the cemeteries. Some moved into New Orleans haunted houses during the hurricane. Louisana, with its coastline and inlets, has over 40% of our nations natural wetlands. Lots of places where ghosts can hide in the haunted houses.
New Orleans Haunted Houses
You had better watch what you say in these haunted houses near New Orleans. The land of spirits and voodoo can be a bad place to make an enemy. There are probably plenty of voodoo dolls around these houses to allow the ghosts to stab you in the back even after you have left!
The House of Shock - 319 Butterworth Street, Jefferson, LA 70121
The House of Shock hosts a full Halloween Festival with pyrotechnics, a bar, music entertainment, and food. They have operated this haunted house attraction for the past 21 years. Tickets are $25. Doors open at 8 pm. Ticket sales start at 7 pm. You can visit House of Shock on September 13, 14, and October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25-27, 30-31, and November 1st. Note they have special bands playing for added entertainment. Their nightly Halloween Festival and music fest is absolutely free and does not require a House of Shock ticket.
The Mortuary Haunted House – 4800 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
The Mortuary is open every Friday and Saturday night from September 13th through November 2nd from 7 pm until 11 pm. Their open dates in September are 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, and 29th. In October the dates are 3-6, 10-13, 17-20, and 22-31. Also open November 1st and 2nd. Tickets are $25 for general admission. They have a special in September for $15 admission for guests on Friday nights who say “I’m here for Patient Zero” at the ticket booth. The box office opens at 7 pm.
Shadowlands, Mandeville LA – Careful as their website redirects.
Baton Rouge Haunted Houses
Exxon Mobil has one of the world’s ten largest oil refineries in Baton Rouge. So the haunted houses in the area should be more exciting over the next couple years as ghosts seek revenge for the Gulf Coast oil spill.
The 13th Gate - 832 Saint Phillip Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Do you like snakes? The 13th Gate has live snakes, a crematory oven, a 40,000 square foot haunted house, 13 indoor and outdoor scenes, and about 100 scary actors. This is one of the best haunted houses in Louisiana and for years one of the best in the country. Tickets are $25. Doors open at 6:30 pm. The 13th Gate has opening night on September 13th plus September 27-28. It is regularly open October 4-5, 10-12, 17-20, 24-31 plus November 1st and 2nd. The people who run 13th Gate also run Necropolis 13 across the street. It is a separate attraction using the same ticket booth in the area. This made the Funtober Favorite 100 list of the top 100 most popular haunt attractions in the country.
Necropolis 13 is like walking through an old style New Orleans cemetery. There are 400 Zombie infested crypts in a 40,000 square foot haunt. There is lots of blood on the ground and references to Voodoo, death, and sacrifices. Your grave here is ready and waiting for you. A ticket to Necropolis is $20. The attraction is open on September 13th, 27-28, October 4-5, 10-12, 17-20, 24-31. and November 1-2.
Rise Haunted House, 10342 Highway 442, Hammond, LA 70466
The Rise Haunted House story features a hidden laboratory where wild experimentation was performed to create the walking dead. There are two haunted attractions totaling 10,000 square feet of fear. The Rise Haunted House unleashed the dark souls that invite you inside. Next is Rise Haunted Pinball which features a paintball hayride as you hunt the undead. Doors open at 7 pm. The attraction is open Friday and Saturday nights from September 27th through November 2nd plus October 24th and 31st. Tickets are $17 for the haunted house or $15 for Zombie paintball. A combo ticket is $28.
Shreveport Haunted Houses
Once an important center of steamboat commerce, you’ll now find that people flock to the boats of Shreveport for riverboat gambling. Those that lost their shirt, either because of gambling debts or the fall of the steamboat, can be found at the following haunted house:
Monroe, which contained a Confederate training camp during the Civil War, and received many refugees fleeing from General U.S. Grant’s march through Louisiana, probably still has a few souls bitter about the outcome of the war. Be on the lookout for them at this haunted house:
Evil Visions Haunted House
Ever been in a coffin? The Coffin Ride at Evil Visions Haunted House gives you the opportunity to go from the funeral parlor to the grave for only $5.50. The Haunted House attraction for $16.50 provides a portal into the evil darkness. Evil Vision is open each Friday and Saturday night from October 4th through November 2nd plus October 24th and 31st. Friday and Saturday night hours are 7 pm to 12 a.m.
Alexandria Haunted Houses
Alexandria was destroyed in 1864 when Union forces ended their occupation of the city and set fire to it. The fire left the people of Alexandria poor and homeless. So if you are a Northern sympathizer, be careful rubbing elbows with the ghosts at these haunted houses.
Tree farm Massacre, 458 Tree Farm Road, Leesville, LA
This is a Louisiana horror trail that takes about 45 minutes to walk through. Tree Farm Massacre is open from 6 pm to midnight. The dates are September 27, 28, October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, and November 1st and 2nd. Tickets are $15 per person. Gates are open from 6 pm until Midnight.
Lake Charles Haunted Houses
Even the dead get in on the action in the Festival Capital of the World. In true Lake Charles style, they’ve taken over a ship to haunt!
Bludd Vessel Haunted Ship - 604 N. Enterprise Blvd., Lake Charles, LA
The USS Orleck was built in 1944. It is now a naval museum that turns into one of the most scary haunted attractions in Louisiana. The Bludd Vessel is the site of pure carnage and horror. Hatches open at 7 pm. The haunt is open October 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, and 30-31. Tickets are $12.
Nearby Haunted Houses
If you are too far from New Orleans to make it there for Halloween, perhaps it would be quicker to visit a haunted house in another state. Consider these states in addition to the Louisiana haunted houses.
Find other fun things to do in Louisiana in October:
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