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Haunted Houses in West Virginia for Halloween 2016

Find our complete list of 2016 Halloween haunted houses in West Virginia at Funtober.  We list the most popular local haunted attractions including haunted trails, haunted corn mazes, haunted houses, scream parks, and more Halloween fun.  Find the dates, hours, locations and ticket prices for Halloween attractions in your area.  West Virginia has some remarkable haunts with lots of zombies, vampires, witches, and monsters roaming these scream parks.  Expect to find Hollywood type set designs, live actors, air blasters, animatronics, and creepy costumes.

Do you know the only state to secede from a confederate state and join the Union during the Civil War? That’s right. That’s what West Virginia did. You would think the ghosts at the haunted houses in West Virginia would be happier considering they were on the victorious side.  We have separate attraction links and listings for haunted houses USAhaunted corn mazes, haunted trails, haunted zombie paintballhaunted forests, haunted hayrides, and ghost tours.

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Best 2015 Haunted Houses in Charleston, Wheeling, Morgantown, Huntington

Charleston Haunted Houses

West Virginia was built upon its natural resources. And the area around Charleston was rich with salt, natural gas, and coal. But it was built on the back of the laborers who mined these natural resources. And you’ll find residents still love to visit during Halloween the many haunted houses in Charleston, West Virginia.

The Haunted Barn, 426 Beauregard Street, Charleston. WV
Open since 2006, The Haunted Barn starts their season on September 25th.   This haunted house features live actors and lots of animatronic scares.  The venue features a 10,000 square foot haunt plus another 10,000 event area.  Oh yeah at this place the actors can grab you.  This haunt is open from 7:00 pm until 12:00 am on Friday and Saturday or 10:00 pm on other nights.  

Shocka-Con – 426 Beauregard Street, Charleston
Located at the Beni Kedem Shrine Center (also runs The Haunted Barn) comes this Horror and SciFi convention held on September 18-20, 2015.  It’s a haunt, a con, a concert and so much more.  They also have a costume contest with prizes.

The Asylum, 71 Asylum Drive, Weston WV
The Asylum presents the Hysteria every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in October.  Tickets are $20 per person.  Do you recognize the address?  It is the home of the former Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.  A real asylum now popular with locals for real ghost tours, heritage tours, overnight paranormal events, parties and lots of activities every day.  Hysteria opens at dark and runs until midnight on Friday and Saturday or until 10 pm on other nights. The building is a living monument to the history of mental illness.  It was the largest hand carved building in North America and home to thousands of patients.  The haunted houses takes over the facility each October at dusk for a terrifying haunted house event. The story is that Doctor Cerebus ran sadistic experiments clouding the veil between the living and dead.  Once a reputable hospital is now home to undesirable souls.  You can tour the facility during the day or come back at dusk when the dead come out to play.

Huntington Haunted Houses

In 2008, the Centers for Disease Control called Huntington one of the unhealthiest cities in America. The ghosts were upset their health wasn’t taken into account and have been haunting houses ever since.

House of Morbid Minds – Will not be opening in 2013

Wheeling Haunted Houses

Wheeling was the capital of West Virginia after it seceded from Virginia. In a bitter dispute with the residents of Charleston for capital status, we expect the ghosts of early residents are still disturbed that they ended up losing the battle for capital status.

West Virginia Penitentiary Dungeon of Horrors – 818 Jefferson Ave, Moundsville, WV
Dungeon of Horrors is located inside the former West Virginia Penitentiary.  Tickets for the haunted house vary from $20 the first two weekends up to $25-28 on Halloween night.  The season kicks off on Friday, September 25th.   The prison once housed up to 2000 prisoners with many deaths and accidents.  Over 90 prisoners were executed by the state at this prison.  Ghosts are rumored to haunt this place.  Now this facility is home to daily tours, overnight ghost tours, parties, festivals, a zombie walk, and in October the Dungeon of Horrors haunted house.  Call 304 845 6200 for event details.

Morgantown Haunted Houses

The home of West Virginia University is pretty scary during the daylight with all of those crazy students. Turn off the lights and you’ve got a real freak show worthy of the price of admission!

Martinsburg Haunted Houses

The ghosts in Martinsburg have been worn down by years of commuting into DC for work. We can’t imagine that they’re that scary.

The Apollo Civic Haunted Theatre – 128 E. Martin Street, Martinsburg, WV.

Image of front of historic Apollo Civic Theatre.

Apollo Civic Haunted Theatre. photo courtesy of Apollo.

Apolloween is a complete October 2015 experience put on by the Apollo Civic Theater.  They operate four fun haunts in this historic theater.  The Haunted Theater is a haunted house with plenty of live actors, professional make up artists, chainsaws, and enough blood and gore to scare you almost to death.  It is open from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.  Paranormal Investigation looks for ghost activity in this haunted place.  Tickets on sale now.  Donations are accepted.  It includes a lighted tour of the haunted theater attraction.  Finally comes the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Seating is limited to the first 526 people.  A fun event for all.  The Apollo Civic Theatre dates back to 1914 and continuously has events all year.  Many famous actors have graced it stage including Will Rogers, Robert Duvall, Jeff Daniels, and Jeff Bridges.

Haunted Trail – Cottageville, WV
Located at the Jackson County Junior Fairgrounds is this terror filled half mile walk meant only for adults.  Tickets are $5 for the trail.  Also available is a $3 not so scary horse drawn wagon ride.  Attractions are open on Friday and Saturday from 8 pm until 11 pm.

Greyskull Manor – Clarksburg, WV
A local charity haunt supporting the WVU Children’s Hospital.  What evil lurks behind the walls of Greyskull Manor?  New location and dates for this year have not yet been announced.

State By State List of Halloween Haunted Houses

Other Options
It may be faster to get to a haunted attraction in another state. So add these potential options to the list of West Virginia haunted houses.

Haunted Houses in Kentucky
Haunted Houses in Maryland
Haunted Houses in Ohio
Haunted Houses in Pennsylvania
Haunted Houses in Virginia

Also consider attending a Halloween convention such as Shocka-Con  or the National Haunters Convention in Philadelphia.

Find other fall fun things to do in West Virginia in October:

Oktoberfest in West Virginia
West Virginia Festivals
West Virginia Corn Mazes
West Virginia Ghost Tours
Pumpkin Patches in West Virginia

Haunted Houses in West Virginia

Halloween Haunted Houses

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