Haunted Houses in Pennsylvania for Halloween 2016
Locate all the best Halloween haunted houses in Pennsylvania at Funtober. Local charity and commercial Halloween haunted houses feature high quality animatronics, fog machines, gory images, scent dispensers, air blasters, and Hollywood like design sets. Pennsylvania is known for some of the scariests haunted attractions in the USA. Funtober also has a list of USA’s top Halloween attractions with videos at America’s Best Top 100 Haunted Houses (with videos).
If you want to find zombies, the walking dead, vampires, demons, devils, and cemeteries you just need to look around the haunted houses in this state. They aren’t downright inhumane. But they will make your visit to a Pennsylvania haunted house pretty miserable if they find out you are from the wrong side of the tracks.
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Choose among the best haunted hayrides, haunted houses, haunted corn mazes, haunted walking trails and Halloween entertainment. We list all the local Halloween haunted houses near you. We have separate attraction links and listings for haunted houses USA, haunted corn mazes, haunted trails, haunted zombie paintball, haunted forests, haunted hayrides, and ghost tours.
Philadelphia Haunted Houses
There’s more than a few ghosts haunting the houses of Philadelphia in 2014. And they don’t show strangers the hospitality warranted by the City of Brotherly Love slogan.
Eastern State Penitentiary – 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Terror Behind the Walls is the name for the Halloween haunted attraction at Eastern State Penitentiary. Eastern State is a tourist attraction open every day of the year from 10 am to 5 pm. It housed over 80,000 prisoners in its nearly 200 year history. It is one of the most haunted placed on earth and paranormal investigators have conducted over 200 investigations over the years. Beginning October 2nd, Eastern State hosts Terror Behind the Walls as a massive haunted house featuring high startle, strobe light, fog machine, and high-intensity events. It takes about 45 minutes to go through the haunt. You can also tour the history room that holds information about the prison and some of the most famous prisoners held inside. Parking is available on the street throughout the community or Ghost Buses run every few minutes to the Philadelphia Zoo nearby where parking is $13 per car. Tickets are timed for half hour starts. It will still take perhaps 60 minutes in a waiting line. The place gets extremely busy. Prices for this haunt are based on the night you visit. The prices are $13, $19, $29, and $39. If you are visiting the area or are local this is the one attraction you do want to visit at least once. Philadelphia has lots of real haunted attractions and haunted houses in the area. This is a Funtober Favorite 100 and a top 100 most popular haunted attraction in the country.
Pennhurst Asylum – (parking) at Church Street and Bridge Road, Spring City, PA 19475
Pennhurst Asylum is massive in size. It was built in 1908 as a fully contained dormitory, hospital, and prison facility for the mentally ill. Tickets are $16 for the Pennhurst Asylum haunted house, $16 for Dungeon of Lost Souls, $21 for Ghost Hunt, and $16 for Tunnel Terror. The combo pass is $42 for 3 attractions or $47 for all 4 attractions. Legend has it that the facility was taken over 60 years ago by Dr. Chakajian. He conducted two decades of experimental surgery on convicted murderers, and rapists. At some point the inmates escaped and even now may be living in hiding on the grounds. This is one of the best haunted attractions you will ever visit. There are always new scenes and scares every year. Added this year is an all new Zombie Laser tag game. Expect to be entertained and terrified. Doors open at 6:30 pm and close at 10:30 pm on Friday and Saturday or 9:30 pm on other nights. Pennhurst is a Funtober Favorite 100 and a top 100 most popular haunted attraction in the country. Attraction opens September 19th, 2015.
Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride, 1835 Middletown Road, Glen Mills, PA 19342
Advertised as America’s most horrifying motel, Bates Motel has been operating as a haunted attraction for over 20 years. It is truly one of the great haunted attractions in America. Bates Motel built detailed Hollywood styled movie sets such as putting a New England type church onsite. They have other 100 foot scenes, amazing pyrotechnics and around 100 actors. Save money and purchase the combo ticket for $40. Individual tickets to the Bates Motel, Corn Maze or Haunted Hayride run $15, $15, and $20 respectively. Child ticket prices are less. Doors open at 6:30 and close at 10:30 pm on Friday and Saturday. Doors close at 9:30 pm on other nights. Bates Motel opens Friday, September 25th.
Fright Factory – 38 Jackson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Opening weekend for Fright Factory is October 1st. Doors open at 7:30 pm and you can purchase October and November tickets for $13-28 per person online. The attraction runs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. They advertise themselves as the “scariest place in philly”. They are a high startle 25,000 square foot haunted house in South Philadelphia.
Festival of Fears – 225 Lincoln Highway, Fairless Hills, PA
Festival of Fears operates haunt with two attractions. Doors open at 7:15 pm and close at 11 pm on Friday and Saturday or 10 pm on Sunday. This is a new location with food, games and music. Check website for updated information.
LuLu’s House of Horrors – 5140 Butler Park, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Zombies, werewolves, and more creatures are included in the wagon ride through a haunted woods and corn maze. Tickets are $20. Lulu’s has free parking, live bands, games, and concession stands. House of Horrors is open every Friday and Saturday from 7 pm to 10 pm. Open some Sunday nights until 9:30 pm. Attraction opens for the season on October 10th, 2015.
HorrorFest – Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hall Road, Yardley, PA 19067
HorrorFest has been called America’s most haunted farm. It a scary, real scary haunted place. Shady Brook is open year around with a daily farmers market, farm events, and wine music concerts. This is one of our favorite places to visit every fall. They put on HorrorFest every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October. Gates open at 7 pm. They have live music, bonfires, and food. The 4 thrilling scary haunts at HorrorFest are Hayride of Horror, 3D Alien Encounter, Carnage, and Barn of Horror. Tickets are $20 for one attraction, $25 for two, $30 for three or $35 to go through all 4 attractions. During the day consider attending their Pumpkinfest activities. Attraction opens for the season on September 26th.
Valley of Fear – 301 W. Bristol Road, Feasterville, PA 19053
Valley of Fear and The Original Haunted Hayride offers four attractions. The Fear Pass ticket ( 3 attractions) is $32-39 on Friday and Saturday nights. They offer lots of live entertainment and food concessions. The scary attractions are the Haunted Hayride (still the original and still the best), Scary Tales (haunted forest walk), Zombie Escape Maze (extreme zombies), and Operation Z (live paintball hunt). Doors open at 6:45 pm. Also a Dance Party, DJ, radio station remote broadcasts, and specials on select nights. Opens October 2nd with lots of Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights in October. Check their website for full schedule, hours, and various priced tickets.
Scranton / Wilkes Barre
Iron, steel and coal made the Scranton / Wilkes Barre community one of the largest cities in the United States in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Now, the ghosts are horrified that the city hasn’t kept pace economically and take it out on residents every chance they get.
Reaper’s Revenge – 460 Green Grove Road, Olyphant, PA 18447
Tickets are $35 which gets you into all four Reaper’s Revenge attractions. The Haunted Hayride brings you face to face with zombies and the Grim Reaper. Meet side show freaks and evil clowns at the Lost Carnival. Sector 13 is the experimental testing facility for Zombie research. Finally enter Pitch Black, a maze of blind darkness. The ticket office is open 6 pm until 11 pm on Friday and Saturday in September and October. Note the attraction closes at 1 am. The fun begins weekends on September 18th, 2015.
Gravestone Manor – 1095 Highway 315 Plains, PA 18702
A different haunt where you become part of the theater cast. Gravestone Manor is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October. Haunt is hosted by United Way of Wyoming Valley. They have hosted this event for 17 years.
Dracula’s Forest – 2828 Rock Drive, Clarks Summit, PA 18411
One of Pennsylvania’s oldest haunted attractions, Dracula’s Forest has been open for 32 years. The featured attraction is the Haunted Hayride, and for small kids Little Screamers. New this year is the Walk of Doom. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for kids plus a $2 parking fee. Combo with Walk of Doom is $25. They also have a Not-So-Scary Hay Ride for adults and children on Sundays in October from 1 pm to 5 pm for a price of $7. Their scary season begins weekends on September 18th, 2015.
Fear Hollow – 1600 Church Road Mountain Top, PA 18707
Attractions are Fear Hollow Haunted House and the Deadwoods Haunted Trail. Tickets are $20. This is an intense and interactive walk through haunt. Doors open at dark. Attraction runs weekends beginning October 2nd, 2015.
The Haunt on South Irving – a drive by yard display
Horror Hall – 11 East Poplar Street, West Nanticoke, PA 18634
Attraction Horror Hall is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Tickets are $13. This haunt contains high impact scares, strobe lights, and theatrical fog smoke. The main feature is a 20 minute walk through all indoor attraction that is about 1/4 mile long. They are open weekends beginning September 25th.
Pittsburgh Haunted Houses
The souls of steel workers who manned the mills and lived amongst the soot still haunt the historic houses of Pittsburgh. They’re a bit more mellow now that they are located in one of America’s most livable cities, but they’re still pretty bitter about the past.
Hundred Acres Manor Haunted Attraction – Hundred Acres Drive, Bethel Park (Pittsburgh), PA 15102
Six attractions all for the one low price of $20 per victim. Hundred Acres Manor operates a 7500 square foot haunted house. The attractions are Dead Lift, Damnation, The Family, The Maze, Brine Slaughterhouse. It takes about 45 minutes to go through this haunted house. Doors open at 7 pm and close at 11:30 pm on Friday and Saturday and at 10 pm on other nights. Also available is a Live Zombie Paintball attraction for additional price. The fun begins September 11th, 2015.
Scarehouse – 118 Locust Street, Etna, PA 15223
“Pittsburgh’s Ultimate Haunted House”. Scarehouse is three haunts for one price. All parking is at the Pittsburgh Zoo or PPG Aquarium then ride the shuttle. The parking address is 7340 Butler Street. The attractions are The Summoning, Creepo’s Christmas in 3D, and Pittsburgh Zombies. Tickets are $24.99. Reserve your tickets for half hour entry times. Consider Scarehouse as a living tribute to the Zombie capital of the world. Also for 2015 is The Basement. Here you will be touched, restrained, hooded and scared out of your mind. The Basement is something different for adults with high voltage effects, sexual content, water, live animals, and violent situations. Tickets for The Basement are $29.99. Scarehouse is a Funtober Favorite 100 and a top 100 most popular haunted attraction in the country. Funtober names Scarehouse the #1 Haunted House in Pennsylvania. Scarehouse opens for the season on September 18, 2015.
Freddy’s Haunts – 192 McCune Road, Aliquippa, PA 15001
Tickets are $12. Freddy’s Haunts opens at 7 pm. It is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights from September 18th through October 31st. Closes most nights at 10:30 pm. Opens for season on September 18th.
Castle Blood – 100 Schoonmaker Ave., Monessen, PA
Operating for over 20 years, Castle Blood is “Pennsylvania’s most unusual haunted attraction”. Expect to find lots of vampires, scenes of the dead, and supernatural creatures. Tickets are $15. Castle Blood is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in October. Castle opens at 7 pm. Ticket booth closes at 11 pm on Friday and Saturday or 9 pm on Sunday. Opens October 2, 2015.
Huston’s Haunted Hollow – 126 Woodland Road, Rockood, PA 15557
A great value for only $18. They have a bonfire, refreshments, and concession stand along with 4 haunted attractions. Haunted Boarding House (evil in the hollow), Twisted Barn 4D ( a high startle graphic experience), Haunted Hayride and Toxic Swamp Walk, and Dead End Cornfield. Huston’s Haunted Hollow is open from dusk until 10 pm. Open for season on October 2nd.
Lonesome Valley Farms Valley of Terror – Blue Ribbon Lane, Greenbury, PA 15601
They operate two haunted attractions and two non-haunts on this Pennsylvania farm. The haunts are advertised as “Where you are the Harvest.” They are open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting at 7 pm. The non-haunts open at 6 pm. Tickets are $20 for the Valley of Terror Haunted Hayride and Maze Trail combo ticket with the Slotter Farm House & Barn. The non-haunt ticket is $8 for the Corn Maze and $7 for the Country Hayride. During the day the farm has a hayride, barrel train rides, barnyard animals, and a kids pumpkin patch playland for just $10. Open weekends beginning September 25th, 2015.
Phantom Fright Nights at Kennywood Theme Park (Near Pittsburgh)
Now celebrating over 14 terrifying years, Kennywood will once again operate Phantom Fright Nights. The weekend attraction is open every Friday and Saturday night in October. This attraction is open from 7 pm until 1 am. Tickets are $32.99. Save $3 with online tickets. They advertise intense spectacles of sheer terror with Biofear, Voodoo Bayou, Mortem Manor, Villa of the Vampires, and many more attractions.
Demon House – 417 Coyle Curtain Road, Monongahela, PA 15063
“We will scare the living soul out of you.” Demon House will unleash the evil demons upon you. The haunt opens Friday, September 4th. They run a special lights out glow stick specials on November 1. They are open 7 pm to midnight on Friday and Saturday or 10 pm on other nights.
Fright Farm – 2043 Springhill Furnace Road, Smithfield, PA 15478
Begin with the Festival Midway with music, celebrity appearances, concessions, face painting, bonfires, classic horror movies, and haunting entertainment. Opens September 25th. Then expect to be terrorfied in the Terror Maze, Paranoia, Frightmare Mansion, Hallow Grounds, and Dead End Hayride attractions. Now celebrating 25 years of frightening folks. The General Admission tickets gets you into four attractions for just $25.
Haunted Hills Hayride and the Valley of Darkness – 500 Mosside Blvd, N. Versailles, PA 15137
Haunted Hills has been putting on Halloween events for over 15 years. Tickets to Haunted Hayride are $12 with a combo ticket for $17 including the Valley of Darkness Walking Trail. The haunt opens September 25th. Doors open at 7 pm. Friday and Saturday nights the attraction closes at 11 pm. It closes at 10 pm on all other nights.
Haunted Hills Estate 236 Rolling Hills Estate Road, Uniontown, PA 15401
Enjoy the Spooky Street which contains the bonfire, Black Cauldron Concessions, and Crow’s Nest Novelty Shop. In business for 8 years, Haunted Hills Estate puts on three great haunt attractions. The doors open at 7 pm. Tickets prices are based on the day of the week and the haunt you want to go through. Visit any Friday and Saturday for $15 for one adventure, $20 for two, or $25 for three. Sunday and Thursday tickets are $2-3 less. Attractions open September 18th, 2015.
Cheeseman Fright Farm 147 Kennedy Rd., Portersville, PA 16051
For over a decade during Halloween season the Cheeseman Fright Farm has been operating this wonderful haunted attraction. Tickets are $16. The attraction runs every Friday, Saturday, and most Sundays. Arrive early and do not keep the tractors waiting. The Haunted Hayride starts at dark.
Terror Town – corner of Smallman Street and 17th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Terror Town, at 30,000 square feet, is advertised as Pittsburgh’s largest indoor haunted attraction. Tickets are $20. Opening night is September 26th. It opens at 7 pm every Friday and Saturday, plus select other nights. Doors close at 12 am on Friday and Saturday. Attraction features lots of scares and terrifying mazes. Expect blood, gruesome props, and a few zombies thrown in.
Haunted Guyasuta – 300 23rd Street Extension, Sharpsburg, PA.
Camp Guyasuta puts on a one night Saturday fright featuring a hayride, haunted trail, zip line, climbing wall, and pumpkin patch. Activities run from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Souvenirs, food and snacks available for purchase. Get your tickets online for October 24th.
The Liberty Bell was successfully hidden from the British in Allentown during the Revolutionary War. British sympathizers who thought that the destruction of this symbol of freedom would help their cause haunt the area to this day.
The Devil’s Folly Haunted Barn – 3350 Devonshire Road, Allentown, PA 18103 (It appears they have closed.)
Sleepy Hollow Hayride – 881 Highland Road, Newtown, PA 18940
Sleepy Hollow has put on scary events for over 20 years. Combine dark woods, ghosts, eerie creatures, and nocturnal animals and you have a horrific show. Some nights there are live bands, bon fires, and refreshments. There are 3 haunted attractions open at 7 pm. Opening night is September 26th. The attraction closes at 10 pm. Last Hayride on Sunday night is at 9 pm. Tickets are $15 for Sleepy Hollow Hayride, $15 for the Haunted House, and $15 for the Field of Fright. Buy the combo pass for all three attractions for $30. Parking is $2.
Hotel of Horror – Cherry Valley Road, Saylorsburg, PA.
There are two attractions at this haunted house. Altered Nightmares is themed after the rise of the damned. Hotel of Horror is an apocalypse look at the end of days. Opening night is Saturday, September 19th. Gates open at either 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm and close at 10:00 pm or 11:00 pm. Tickets are $15 for Altered Nightmares and $20 for Hotel of Horrors. A combo pass for both attractions is $30. They also have an Exhibition Macabre for $5.
There’s an abundance of ghosts in this town on the shores of this lake. After all, it’s pretty eerie here.
Ghost Lake at Conneat Lake Park – 12382 Center Street, Conneat Lake, PA 16316
Attraction has 13 haunts. The 13 Levels of Fear are Clown Town, The Funeral Home, House of Evil, Haunted Hotel Conneaut, Zombie Hell, Last House on the Left, Carnival of Fear, Purple Haze, Demon House, Cabin in the Woods, The Devil’s Den, Museum of Horror, Blue Streak Ghoster Coaster. Doors open at 7 pm and close at midnight on Friday and Saturday. Doors close at 11 pm on other nights. Attraction runs from September 18th through November 1st. Ghost Lake says they are the largest, longest, and scariest haunted attraction in the world. You are advised to allow 2 hours to go through this attraction. Tickets are $25.
Don’t pass go. Don’t collect $200. Ride the Reading Railroad directly to jail with the other ghosts.
Shocktoberfest – 94 Park Avenue, Sinking Spring, PA 19608
“Pennsylvania’s Premier Haunted Scream Park”. Shocktoberfest has been terrifying people for more than 24 years. It is built on 30 acres and includes some of the largest most massive scenes you will find anywhere. For example one attraction The Prison of the Dead Escape is a 50,000 square foot haunted house prison that was built to be this attraction. Some of the other attractions are The Unknown (man’s number one fear), Club Shock (dance club hangout with music), and Zombie Revenge Haunted Hayride. Twice each night they have a Zombie Night Run where you can challenge the zombies. Also they have a Zombie Paintball Hayride. Tickets are $20 for one haunt or an All Access Pass for all attractions for only $45. They have several more ticket options. The park opens at 7:00 pm. Ticket booth opens at 6:00 pm and closes at 9:00 pm on Thursday and Sunday or 10:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. The park closes when everyone with a ticket has gone through the attraction. Don’t ask about the Naked and Scared Challenge. (For a brief time Shocktoberfest made national attention by offering a nude zombie attraction. Sorry folks completely nude is not currently being offered.) Shocktoberfest is a Funtober Favorite 100 and a top 100 most popular haunted attraction in the country. Opens September 11th, 2015.
Temple of Terror – 20 N Franklin Street, Pottstown, PA
Lots of volunteer actors bring the ghouls, goblins, golems, vampires, and zombies to life. They have even created a legend. Held at the Masonic Temple tickets are $15 for a night of fright and terror. Doors are open from 6 pm until 11 pm. Everyone with a ticket gets to go through all the attraction. Attraction opens Friday and Saturday beginning October 9th.
You drove a car to these haunted houses? Oh no! You are in big trouble. You’re in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. And the ghosts frown on driving!
The New Jason’s Woods – 99 Stehman Road, Lancaster, PA 17603
This is a full entertainment complex featuring new character, new scenes, new stories, and new horror for 2015. Six haunted attractions, live bands every night, music, games, celebrations, a theater and a mystery maze. The six haunts include Horrifying Hayride, Fields of Fright, Chambers of Horrors, Zombie Apocalypse, Lost in Jason’s Woods, and Carnival of Fear. This is a full night of entertainment. Expect to spend 2-3 hours or more to go through all the attractions. Jason’s opens at 7 pm and stops selling tickets at 10:00 pm on Friday and Saturday or 9:00 pm on Sunday. Everyone with a ticket can go through the entire attraction so they close much later. Tickets are combo packaged. The three show ticket is $25. The six show ticket is $40. You get the mystery maze and Jason Wood Theater included with any ticket package. Parking is always free. Jason’s Woods is a Funtober Favorite 100 and a top 100 most popular haunted attraction in the country. Opens for season on September 12th.
Field of Screams – 191 College Avenue, Mountville, PA 17554
Attraction is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from September 12th. Park opens at 6 pm and ticket booth closes at 10 pm. Everyone must be gone by 1:30 am. Field of Screams has 4 attractions plus an entertainment area. The combo pass is available. You can purchase individual event tickets also. The attractions are the Den of Darkness, Haunted Hayride, Frightmare Asylum, and Nocturnal Wasteland. Expect to find heart stopping horror attractions. You will experience demented creatures, blood sights, and bone chilling scenes. My favorite is their evening entertainment on the Bandstand. They feature a DJ, live band, or other entertainment acts along with games, food, concessions and souvenirs. Field of Screams is a Funtober Favorite 100 and a top 100 most popular haunted attraction in the country.
If you see some strange stuff at the haunted houses in the area, don’t be alarmed. The Three Mile Island nuclear accident left some people a little scarred.
Halloween Park – 100 Hykes Mills Road, York Haven, PA 17370
It takes approximately 2 hours to go through the three haunted attractions at Halloween Park. The Haunt is open from 6 pm to 11 pm. One ticket for $33 gets you into all 3 haunts. Halloween Park opens September 12th. The ticket booth open at 6:00 pm. New this year is Creekside Manor & Insanity Island and back is Terror Behind The Doors. Prices individually are $18 for Creekside and individual haunts.
The start of football season brings out some scary folks at Penn State. They round them all up and through them in the haunted houses in October. Enjoy!
Spookhaven Haunted House – 100 Danis Street, Mill Hall, PA
A ruthless business owner and his family were murdered in a violent worker uprising. Legend has them roaming the death marsh. Spookhaven serves food, beverages, and souvenirs along with scary entertainment. Tickets are $12. Spookhaven is open every Friday and Saturday night in October from 7 pm to 10 pm.
More PA Haunted Houses
Camp Spookynaw – 740 Saginaw Rd., Oxford, PA
More witchcraft and witches at Camp Spookynaw than you can imagine. A wonderful haunted house based on wizards. Are you afraid of magic? Food and refreshments are for sale in the lodge. Parking is free. Tickets are around $20 with the hayride only $15.. Tour the 10 buildings of terror and expect somewhere around 45 minutes to an hour to go through the attractions. If it rains the camp is closed. Tickets are good on any other night. Opens October 2nd.
Home Haunts (New List of Home Haunted Houses for Halloween 2014)
Lansdale – Old Bloodworth Manor 1124 Walnut Lane, Lansdale
More Haunted Houses
Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have amazing haunted attractions.
But if you don’t live near one of these two cities, you should also consider the options in neighboring states.
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