Enjoy Halloween this year by visiting some “haunted houses near me” in Connecticut 2020. 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. Check out our TOP 100 HAUNTED HOUSES FOR HALLOWEEN 2019 in America. Is your favorite haunted attraction on the top 10 and top 100 state list?
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A Haunting at Mill Hill - Norwalk, CT
Note that given the current virus this haunt will be going virtual online and will have no in person events. Tours and ghost stories runs on weekends in October. Meet the ghost of a local mobster and a rabies victim. Enjoy a fun evening for all.
Dark Manor - Versailles, CT
Dark Manor opens for its 16th season in early October. Tickets online are two attractions at one low price. Featured are The Manor, The Catacombs, and The Haunted Graveyard. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Dark Manor opens in October and runs every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights plus some added dates near Halloween.
Haunted Isle - East Haven, CT
Opens starting around the middle of September and runs every Friday and Saturday nights in October. Haunted Isle is really a spooky trolley ride and walk through the haunted woods. The attractions run from 7 pm to 10 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets start at $13-15. They show an afternoon pumpkin patch train ride. Check back closer to Halloween for any changes. Held annually at the Shore Line Trolley Museum.
Haunted Trail at Hay Burr Inn - Plainfield, CT
Haunted Trail at Hay Burr Inn Equine Rescue & Sanctuary Dates: October 11, October 24, & October 30. Location: Hay Burr Inn, 169 Black Hill Road, Plainfield, CT 06374 If you enjoyed or missed the Christmas In July or the Winter Walk then you won’t want to miss the Haunted Trail. Come Walk the Trail and get a little spooked. Part of the trail will be more kid friendly while the other part will be a bit more scary. Feel Free to wear you costumes, Come meet the horses. Hay Burr Inn Equine Rescue & Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This is a donation based fundraiser to help with the care and upkeep of the horses and donkey. Your DONATIONS are greatly appreciated. **Please wear shoes or boots. NO sandles, flip flops or heels. That includes children. NO Animals Allowed. NO Smoking.
Rails to the Darkside - East Windsor, CT
The fun begins in early October. Haunt is held at the Connecticut Trolley Museum on every Friday and Saturday evenings in October. Doors are open from 7 pm until 9:30 pm. Tickets are $20 for non member or $10 for members. Travel the trolley line that opened back in 1906 as it travels through the backwoods of East Windsor. You cannot run away so beware and be very afraid.
The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce - Bristol, CT
Given the current virus situation this haunt will be closed for this fall. The Haunted Graveyard is a full entertainment experience at the amusement park Lake Compounce. It has been open for 20 years. The Haunted Graveyard runs Friday and Saturday nights from dusk to midnight every weekend in October and until 10:00 pm on Sunday nights. Military and group discounts are available. There are 17 dark rides during this event. Also 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.
Trail of Terror - Wallingford, CT
The Trail opens in early October. The Trail of Terror is an outdoor attraction that has been frightening folks for 26 years. It is the best haunt in the state. Tickets are available for online for guaranteed admission on the night of your choice or remaining tickets are discounted at the door. Doors open at 7 pm and close at 11 pm on Friday and Saturday or 10 pm on Sunday. Trail of Terror runs every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in October.
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. Find other fall fun things to do in Connecticut in October: Oktoberfest in Connecticut Connecticut Festivals Connecticut Corn Mazes Connecticut Ghost Tours Pumpkin Patches in Connecticut
You may also be interested in our article on Haunted Houses and Horror Movies | History of Fear.
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