You would suspect from Virginia’s nickname as the Mother of States that the haunted houses in Virginia 2013 are pretty grand affairs. And you would be correct. America’s Best Top 100 Haunted Houses in 2013 (with videos). Vampires, witches, and werewolves moved inside and ghosts looked for new houses to haunt.
When these ghosts decide to haunt a new house, they even pack the kitchen sink. So you know they will be ready to frighten you half to death at these Virginia haunted houses in 2013.
Washington DC Haunted Houses
Every four years, the losing political party suffers from the loss of promising political jobs for the next couple of years. The war continues among the ghosts, who battle it out every October. You can witness the fight at a few haunted houses in the area.
Halloween Woods, 47001 Fairway Drive, Sterling, Virginia 20165
The Haunted Forest at Halloween Woods is based at the Algonkian Regional Park. Once the area of numerous child murders, shallow graves, and a former clown never found. The Haunted Forest is open Friday and Saturday nights from October 11th through the 26th plus the 13th and 31st. The times are 7 pm to 11 pm on Friday and Saturday and closes at 10 pm on the other nights. Tickets are $18. On Sunday October 6th they have a Run Zombie Run 5k obstacle course event.
Fields of Fear, 15621 Braddock Road, Centreville, Virginia 20120
Cox Farm has operated for 40 years and now runs both the day Fall Festival and the night Fields of Fear on its 20 acres. Tickets are $13 for the Firegounds and Darkside Hayride attractions. A combo ticket for $19 includes the haunt Comightmare. Almost a mile cornfield walk of disorienting trails of terror. Expect this place to be a high startle attractions. The newest attraction is Dark Side Hayride: Zombie Zoo. A great place for teens and young adults. Great entertainment plus a Cotton Candy Barn, Root Beer Barrel, and Last Change Eats. Definitely a fun party atmosphere. Field of Fear runs from 7:30 pm to 11 pm. Haunt runs every Friday and Saturday nights from September 27th through October 26th. Also features bonus nights on October 13th and November 1st and 2nd. The Firegrounds provides entertainment, bonfires, a dance party, games, music, food vendors, and a giant torchlit slide ride. The Darkside Hayride goes through the Alien Graveyard, Junkyard, Witches, Alien Thunder, and Troll Bridge scenes. Cornightmare strains the senses with a vortex, Back from the Dead, and Bug Room scenes. Field of Fear is open Friday and Saturday nights from September 27th through October 26th plus Sunday the 6th and November 2nd.
Haunted Hollow, 8275 Maple Tree Lane, Warrenton, Virginia 20188
Located near famous Civil War battles, the grounds were used as a makeshift hospital. Many soldiers died on the property. There is still an old cemetery next to the house and haunted barn. Haunted Hollow’s address is 8275 Maple Tree Lane, Warrenton, VA 20188. Tickets are just $15, free parking, and waiting line entertainment available as you wait to enter. The waiting area has movies, music, campfires, concessions, and creepy characters. It takes about 20 minutes to go through the house. Haunted Hollow is open every Friday and Saturday night in October plus the 24th. Doors open at 7 pm.
Route 29 Haunted House, 5303 Lee Highway, Warrenton, Virginia
Tickets are $15 to enter the Route 29 Haunted House. The dates are Friday and Saturday nights from October 4th through the 26thplus the 27th and 31st. The doors are open from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Route 29 also has food, music, concessions, and a bonfire.
Shocktober, 601 Catoctin Circle NE, Leesburg VA 20176
Shocktober hosts three haunts in one location: Paxton Manor, The Fun House, and The Haunted Well of Souls. So much more than a haunted house, the Paxton Manor has a real history full of horror and paranormal activity; in The Fun House you’ll come face-to-face with your worst fears and phobias; and lurking beneath the Paxton Manor lies an enormous underground lake with only one single well, The Haunted Well of Souls, located in the deepest corner of the manor’s basement, enter if you dare. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night from 7pm-10pm throughout the month of October, Paxton Manor opens its doors to those who are brave enough to walk her haunted halls and descend into the caverns of her basement. Shocktober is open at 7 pm every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in October 2013. There are two haunts available with separate lines and ticket prices. Paxton Manor tickets are $20 and Haunted Wall of Souls tickets are $5. This haunt features ghouls, zombies, and demonic creatures who haunt far beyond the grave.
Bradley Farm Haunted House, 13159 New Parkland Drive, Herndon VA 20171
Bradley Farm operates Panic Attack on October 25-26, 2013. Tickets are $5. It is open nightly from 6-10 pm. Kids times are 1-5 pm on Saturday. Refreshment, pizza, and games available along with scares.
The Devil’s Den, 1900 Valley Avenue, Winchester VA 22601
A 1972 murder mystery about a serial killer in the small town of Winchester, VA. Will you be the next victim? This is a 6000 square foot located in a new slaughterhouse location for 2013. Tickets are $15 at the Devil’s Den located at Jim Barnett Park, 1001 East Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601. Haunt is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in October 2013 beginning at 7 pm and closing at 11 pm. Special Halloween dates available October 29-31 Halloween week.
The site of two battles during the civil war, the ghosts of the soldiers who lost their lives remain in the area to torment visitors to these haunted houses in October.
The Haunted Hill, 10400 Edenton Road, Partlow, Virginia 22534
Advertised as “Virginia’s Scariest Haunted Attraction”, the Haunted Hill ticket price is $15. The dates are Friday and Saturday nights from October 4th through the 26th plus the 27th. The times are 7 pm to 11 pm. Note they say, “This isn’t a walk in the park, it’s a Hellish walk in the dark.”
Wicked Woods Haunted Forest, Spotsylvania VA
Three haunts for one low $23 combo ticket price saves you $6 or purchase just one or two attractions. Explore the Haunted Forest, Insanitarium Haunted Asylum, and the Murder Manor. The address is 6220 Massey Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22551. All new location and sets for 2013. Open every Friday and Saturday night from October 4th through November 2nd. Doors are open between 7 pm to 10 pm. Takes approximately 1 hour to go through the attraction. Very busy place so allow more time.
Home to James Madison University, there are surely a few ghosts around that believe the college shouldn’t have gone coed.
Fear Forest - Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801
Fear Forest is open Friday and Saturday from October 4th through the 26th plus the 17th, 24th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, and 31st. The times are 7 pm to 10 pm. Tickets are $10 for the single attraction and $17 for both attractions. Expect your worst fears to come through.
Darkwood Manor, Luray VA
The Darkwood family died and abandoned the manor about 1940. Abigail had collected cursed antiques and artifacts from across time. All were believed to be a portal to Mideom. A dimension of demonic chaos lying just beyond our world. Recently purchased Darkwood Manor haunted house at 104 N. Hawksbill Street, Luray, VA. Located in downtown Luray, Darkwood has detailed sets, movie quality make-up, talented actors, and terrific frights.
Tickets are $12. Opening weekend starts October 4th. Darkwood manor is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night at 7 pm from October 4th, 2013 through November 2nd.
Richmond Haunted Attractions
The Capital of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War still has a few ghosts that reign terror down upon any citizens paying taxes to the government of the United States.
Scream Forest - 14435 Stone Horse Creek Road, Glen Allen, Virginia 23059
Scream Forest is an intense walking adventure. It operates a haunted hayride, haunted trail, and the Bedlam Haunted House. It is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from October 4th through the 27th plus the dates of the 17th, 24th, 30th, and 31st. (Note it is not open on the 14th.) It opens at 7 pm and closes at 11 pm on Friday, Saturday 10 pm on other nights. Tickets are $15 for the Scream Forest or $24 for the nearby separate haunt Creepy Hollow Hayride.
Blood Lake Haunted House - 16500 Midothian Turnpike, Midothian, Virginia 23113
Located at the Windy Hills Sports Complex the Blood Lake Haunted House has more than its share of werewolves in the area. There are two attractions. Tickets are $19 for the combo ticket to Deadtown Abbey, Midlothian Coal Pit, and The Werehouse. You can purchase a single attraction. Unusual but they also have a lower price for kids. Blood Lake runs Friday and Saturday nights from October 5th to the 26th. Doors open at 7:30 pm and close at 11 pm. They are part of Windy Hill so the Go-Karts and Mini-Golf attractions are open there during late hours.
Creepy Hollow Hayride - 14435 Stone Horse Creek Road, Glen Allen, Virginia 23059
Enjoy Richmond’s tradition and Scream Forest and Creepy Hollow Hayride as separate but sister haunt attractions. Tickets are $15 for Creepy Hollow or $24 as a combo ticket for both. The theme is based on Doctor Farrington’s experiments and their aftereffects. Now in it’s 19th year so you know the screams are real. Creepy Hollow runs Friday,Saturday and Sunday nights from October 4th through the 27th plus the 17th, 24th, 30th and 31st. Doors open at 7 pm.
Journey Trails - 6475 Parrish Road, Providence Forge, Virginia 23140
Journey Haunted Trails runs from September 28th to October 26th. This haunt has 3 attractions. A little different than most haunted houses you simply must experience Journey, The Dark Side, and Castle Bloodworth. The fear comes from spiders, snakes, worms, death, and the unknown caused by Satan’s demons. The doors are open from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Tickets are $20.
Early in its history, Lynchburg was known for its lack of churches and the growth of prostitution. So there are still some unsavory souls left over from this time period that call the city home.
Scaremare - 2300 Carroll Avenue, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
It takes nearly 40 minutes to go through Scaremare. The haunt is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from October 10th through the 26th.. Tickets are $8. The fun house features scenes of death and questions of life.
The city that bears the same name as the Lost Colony of Roanoke is still haunted, even though it isn’t located in the same place as the first settlement to bear its name.
Haunted Star City Outbreak - 1064 23rd Street, Roanoke, VA 24015
How do you survive a deadly virus disaster? Visit the Outbreak BioGen Research facility and find out the deadly secrets. Attraction is located on the lower level of the Towers Shopping Center. Tickets are $12. Doors open at 7 pm. Visit Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from October 11 through the 26th plus Sunday the 27th and Thursday Halloween night.
Fear Factory Haunted House - 3424 B Orange Avenue NE, Roanoke, Virginia 24012
NOT OPEN IN 2013
Dr. Pain’s Nightmare - Roanoke, Virginia
This popular haunt attraction will not be open in 2013.
Virginia Beach Haunted Houses
Just because the area is home to the world’s largest naval base doesn’t mean that it is safe from the hauntings of a few ghosts.
Spooky Acres Haunted Houses, 4200 Portsmouth Blvd., Chesapeake, Virginia
Are you afraid of the electric chair, a maze, or an autopsy room? Spooky Acres Haunted Houses has run for 18 years. The dates are Friday and Saturday nights from October 4th through the 26 plus the 17th, 24th, 29th, 30th, and 31st. Doors are open between 6:30 pm and 10 pm. Tickets are $10.
Nightmare Mansion, 2008 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
Nightmare Mansion is a haunted house that has operated on the Virginia Beach resort strip for 20 years. Tickets are $8 daily and $9 on Saturday. This haunt is open every night until midnight. Visiting Virginia Beach, Nightmare Mansion is open most days and nights throughout the year. Expect to be terrified.
Hunt Club Farm Haunted Halloween Fest, Virginia Beach
Tickets are $25. The Haunted Hunt Club Farm is open every night from October 4th through the 31st except for the dates of the 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, and 22. There are three attractions named the Haunted Hayride, Village of the Dead, and the Field of Screams. The open times are 7 pm to 11 pm. Expect to be scarred at Virginia Beach’s original hayride. Ride past the graveyard, barn, and deep into the woods. There are separate attractions including carnival rides featuring a Ferris Wheel, Tea Cups, NASCAR speedway, and more.
Charlottesville’s motto is “A great place to live for all of our citizens.” That must include the ghosts, as well.
none in 2013
More Haunted Attractions
There’s a lot of great houses in Virginia. But there’s also a number across the border in these states which might prove worthy of a visit.
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