Locate the best Halloween “haunted houses near me” in Pennsylvania for 2020, including local charity and commercial Halloween haunted houses that feature high quality animatronics, fog machines, gory images, scent dispensers, air blasters, and Hollywood like design sets. Pennsylvania is known for some of the scariest haunted attractions in the USA. 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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Allen’s Haunted Hayrides Tavern of Terror - Smock, PA
The two attraction tickets are $15 each or buy the combo ticket for $25. They open in late September and run every weekend on Friday and Saturday in October plus Halloween night and two Sunday nights. Come and enjoy our haunted hayride. Sit in a wagon filled with straw and frightened guests. The tractor will take you on a 1 mile tour of our farm through a haunted forest, barn, and fields. Visit the Allen Family Cemetery and Church. There are over 10 different displays and over 30 spooks, ghouls, and monsters to put a chill down your spine!
Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride - Glen Mills, PA
This fantastic haunt opens their season on Friday and Saturday beginning in late September. Advertised as America’s most horrifying motel, Bates Motel has been operating as a haunted attraction for over 30 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 $35. Individual tickets to the Bates Motel, Corn Maze or Haunted Hayride run $15, $15, and $15 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 Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday and other nights. Bates runs most nights in October. Bates has over 45,000 Facebook likes. Also they have a great laser tag event.
Boston Haunted Manor - Lancaster, PA
Boston Haunted Manor will be closed this fall. It is a premier home-based haunted attraction and Halloween display with walk-thru graveyard, creepy characters, special effects, animatronics, and scary music.This Halloween come see Sinister and Vilette, the Creepy Caretakers of BHM, on the east side of Lancaster for the best tricks ‘n treats in town! Admission to the walk-thru portion of the attraction is a food or toy donation to the Pet Pantry of Lancaster/Lost Paws. Monetary donations can be made directly to the Pet Pantry of Lancaster.
Castle Blood - Monessen, PA
Opens this year in early October. Operating for over 25 years, Castle Blood is “Pennsylvania’s most unusual haunted attraction”. Expect to find lots of vampires, scenes of the dead, even an undead bride and supernatural creatures. Tickets are $25. 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.
Cheeseman Fright Farm - Portersville, PA
The season begins in late September. For over a decade during Halloween season the Cheeseman Fright Farm has been operating this wonderful haunted attraction. Tickets are $20. The attraction runs every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night in October. Arrive early and do not keep the tractors waiting. The Haunted Hayride starts at dark. They run a haunted hayride, haunted corn maze, and haunted barn. During daytime hours they run a Pumpkin Fest family event on the farm.
Demon House - Monongahela, PA
This haunted attraction opens in early September. “We will scare the living soul out of you.” Demon House will unleash the evil demons upon you. They run a special one night lights out glow stick specials .They are open 7 pm to midnight on Friday and Saturday or 10 pm on other nights. They are open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in September and October. A fun place for a nights fun with an outdoor movie theater, campfire, and entertainment plus a truly frightful haunted attraction.
Eastern State Penitentiary - Philadelphia, PA
Sorry folks but visits to this haunt are suspended given the current virus situation in the local community. They hope to see everyone next fall. 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. Every fall Eastern State hosts Terror Behind the Walls as a massive haunted house featuring high startle, strobe light, fog machine, and high-intensity events. New experience this year is Blood Yard. 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. 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. Come early in the season and save money. If you are visiting the area or are local this is the one attraction you do want to visit at least once. They are open most nights in October and weekends in September and November. Terror Behind the Walls has over 69000 Facebook likes.
Eerie Acres Farm Haunted House - Butler, PA
Just 30 minutes north of Pittsburgh, Eerie Acres Farm is a brand new haunted house located at 386 Eagle Mill Rd in Butler. The cost is $15 for general admission or $25 for a fast pass. Tickets can be purchased online at eerieacresfarm.com or at the gate. Eerie Acres Farm is opening in late September and continues every Friday and Saturday night through October. Their motto? “WE FARM FEAR.”
Elysburg Haunted House - Elysburg, PA
Tickets are only $15. This is a charity haunt benefiting the Elysburg and Ralpho Fire Departments. They are open every Friday and Saturday beginning in early October. This is their 44th year putting on this haunted house. The only haunted attraction in Pennsylvania that includes a haunted path through a wooded area and a walk-through, 2 story house and cellar! Guests of all ages are welcome, but please use your best judgment. Strobe lighting is utilized in some parts of the attraction.
Field of Screams - Mountville, PA
An amazing haunt that opens in early September this season. Attraction is open every Friday and Saturday in September. Also open most Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in October. 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. Tickets are $16-20 for individual tickets or $30-35 for combo tickets. Field of Screams has over 70000 Facebook likes. Note due to the current virus the tickets are timed and must be purchased online in advance.
Fright Factory - Philadelphia, PA
The season begins in late September. Doors open at 7:30 pm and you can purchase October and November tickets for $5 less online. The attraction runs Friday, Saturday, and most Sunday nights. Check their web page for schedule details. They advertise themselves as the “scariest place in philly”. They are a high startle 25,000 square foot haunted house in South Philadelphia. Parking is free. They have put in place a number of virus safety measures for everyone’s safety.
Fright Farm - Smithfield, PA
Opens in late September with an all outdoor show. Begin with the Festival Midway with music, celebrity appearances, concessions, face painting, bonfires, classic horror movies, and haunting entertainment. Then expect to be terrorfied in the Terror Maze, Hallow Grounds, and Dead End Hayride attractions. Now celebrating it’s 31st year of frightening folks. The General Admission tickets gets you into five attractions. Open most nights except Monday and Tuesday. Lots of special and discounts available. Fright Farm is one of Pennsylvania’s top rated professional haunted attractions, with 5 distinct attractions; The Fest-Evil Midway, Hayride of No Return, Hallow Grounds, and a Surprise attraction! Our state-of-the-art special effects, highly-detailed scenes, custom digital soundtracks, computerized lighting, and talented actors make Fright Farm a frightening experience unlike any other. Fright Farm has over 25000 Facebook likes.
Ghost Lake at Conneaut Lake Park - Conneat Lake, PA
Sorry folks but because of the virus concerns Ghost Lake has been canceled for this fall. They hope to see everyone next season. 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 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. 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.
Gravestone Manor - Plains, PA
Sorry folks but they will not be hosting Gravestone Manor this fall because of the virus issues. Hope to see everyone safely next year. 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 19 years. Tickets at the door at $10.
Halloween Haunt at Dorney Park - Allentown, PA
Sorry folks but the park will be closed after Labor Day this fall. They hope to see everyone safely next fall. Dorney Park is a really fun amusement park located near Allentown Pennsylvania. Every Halloween they redecorate the park. They are open in the fall every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from the middle of September through October plus three dates in November.
Haunted Fright Fest - Newry, PA
Leighty’s Farm presents Haunted Fright Fest each fall. The attractions include a haunted house, corn maze, and hayride. They are open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October. They also have Kids Days on two days before their night time haunts.
Haunted Guyasuta - Sharpsburg, PA
On October 17th, 2020 Camp Guyasuta puts on a one night Saturday fright featuring a hayride, haunted trail, zip line, climbing wall, and pumpkin patch. Online tickets save you money. Activities run from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Souvenirs, food and snacks available for purchase. The Camp has put on this one day event for 20 years.
Haunted Hills Estate - Uniontown, PA
Haunted Hills Estate is YOUR Halloween Destination! Join us in as we celebrate 17 years of unique and original Haunted Entertainment! Attractions have been upgraded with special effects, including pneumatics, animatronics, sound systems, video effects, and house some of the best actors in the haunt industry. The creative themes are original and pull you into the interactivity of the show! No conga lines here, you will experience an immersive and interactive show that puts YOU right in the dead center. Haunted Hills runs every Friday and Saturday from the middle of September and every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night in October.
Haunted Mini Golf - Aliquippa, PA
Hopewell Windmill is open every day with their Halloween season Haunted Mini Golf event. A round of this special golf event is $12. The Windmill has been providing family fun to local residents in Western PA for over 50 years. Located in Hopewell Township, The Windmill features an 18 hole mini golf course, with haunted golf in the fall, the areas only outdoor RC Racetrack, and an amazing snack shop featuring tons of great treats and amazing ice cream!
Hell’s Hollow Haunt - Mercer, PA
This haunt is open every weekend starting in late September. It runs every Friday and Saturday nights in October through early November. They feature a haunted hayride for $10 and a bloody barn for $12. Save money with their combo ticket. The Bloody Barn has 3 floor of terror in an 1872 haunted barn. If you make it through then enjoy the Haunted Haywagon of Horror with a 25 minute ride through the forest at Hell’s Hollow.
Horror Hall - West Nanticoke, PA
Horror Hall opens up for the season in late September. It runs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights throughout October.
HorrorFest at Shady Brook Farm - Yardley, PA
A favorite haunt is returning this October. HorrorFest has been called America’s most haunted farm. It’s 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 $22 for one attraction, $27 for two, $32 for three or $35 to go through all 4 attractions. During the day consider attending their Pumpkinfest activities. Horrorfest at Shady Brook Farm has over 56000 Facebook likes.
Hotel of Horror - Saylorsburg, PA
Opening night is in late September. There are three 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. They are open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in October. Gates open at either 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm and close at 10:00 pm or 11:00 pm. Check website for additional September, October and November dates.
Hundred Acres Manor - Bethel Park, PA
Sorry folks but given the current virus concern Hundred Acres is postponing their fall season event. Check back later on their web page as they may re-evaluate. At this time it appears they hope to see everyone next season. 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. Runs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in September and most nights in October. See web page for details. Hundred Acres has over 37000 Facebook likes.
Huston’s Haunted Hollow - Rockwood, PA
The season begins in late September. A great value for only $20-23. 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 every Friday and Saturday night in October.
Jason’s Woods - Lancaster, PA
Opens this season around the middle of September. This is a full entertainment complex featuring characters, new scenes, stories, and more horror. 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. Opens every Friday and Saturday plus additional Sundays in October. 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 five 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 has over 25000 Facebook likes.
Kim Krypt Haunted Mill - Spring Grove, PA
Attraction opens up around the middle of September. Back again and even better. Five attractions based on 60 acres. Opens and runs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. They have single attraction prices for $14-18 or a variety of combo attraction tickets starting at $40. Attractions include Terror Trail, Haunted Mill, House of Eyes, and Maws Crazy Maze. Generally opens at 6 PM.
Lehigh Valley Screampark - Orefield, PA
Screampark has 4 attractions named Hollow of Horror Hayride, Hillbilly Hell, Slaughter Barn, and Psychopath Cornmaze and then added their new zombie paintball experience. They are open on every Friday and Saturday night starting in early October and running until early November. Lehigh Valley Scream Park is nestled on just over 50 acres in the small town of Orefield, Pennsylvania. You will experience four heart pounding attractions along with our family fun Zombie Paintball Thrill Ride. Lehigh Valley Scream Park has something for everyone. Do it all and you will enjoy 1 1/2 hours of chills and thrills along with amazing food, camp fires and the kids tower slide! This is a destination you need to not miss.
Lonesome Valley Farms Valley of Terror - Greenbury, PA
The season begins in late September. 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 and Saturday nights. Open some Sundays in October. Opens at 7 pm. The non-haunts open at 6 pm. Tickets are $25 for the Valley of Terror Haunted Hayride and Maze Trail combo ticket with the Slotter Farm House & Barn. The non-haunt ticket is $10 for the Corn. During the day the farm has a hayride, barrel train rides, barnyard animals, and a kids pumpkin patch playland for just $10. Open weekends
Murarik Motorsports Annual Haunted House - Phillipsburg, PA
Sorry folks but their 10 year anniversary is postponed until next year due to the current virus concerns. Each year Murarik Motorsports is transformed from a car dealership to a haunted house. Every year a different charity is selected to receive the donations collected at the event. Established: October 2011. Note this is generally a free event but they welcome donations for charity.
Pennhurst Asylum - Spring City, PA
Opening night for the season is in late September. Pennhurst Asylum is massive in size. It was built in 1908 as a fully contained dormitory, hospital, and prison facility for the mentally ill. Attractions are Pennhurst Asylum haunted house, Dungeon of Lost Souls, Ghost Hunt, and Tunnel Terror. 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. Doors open at 6:30 pm and close at 10:30 pm on Friday and Saturday or 9:30 pm on other nights. Open Friday and Saturday nights in September and most Thursday through Sunday nights in October. Pennhurst Asylum has over 95000 Facebook likes.
Pennsdale Haunted Barn - Pennsdale, PA
This charity haunt is open the last three Saturdays in October. Pennsdale Haunted Barn is a fund raiser for the Muncy Township Vol Fire Company. Proudly scaring the locals since 2010. Enjoy the thrills of our haunted house or if you are looking for something spooky without the scare, ride our non haunted hayride. Concession stands or food trucks on site for your convenience.
Phantom Fright Nights Kennywood - Pittsburgh, PA
Sorry folks but because of virus concerns Kennywood will close after Labor Day and cancel their Halloween and Christmas event until next year. Save with online tickets. They advertise intense spectacles of sheer terror with Biofear, Voodoo Bayou, Mortem Manor, Villa of the Vampires, and many more attractions.
Reaper’s Revenge - Olyphant, PA
The fright events start in late September. Tickets are $40 but online coupons are available on their web page. Admission 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. Note the attraction closes at 1 am. It runs every Friday, Saturday and most Sundays in October. Check web page for details. Reaper’s Revenge has over 29000 Facebook likes.
Scarehouse - Tarentum, PA
Scarehouse returns in 2020. This is considered by most as one of the top haunt attractions in the entire country. Scarehouse has over 80000 Facebook likes. “Pittsburgh’s Ultimate Haunted House”. The attractions are Infernal, Nocturnia 3D, and the all new Sunset Lodge. Consider Scarehouse as a living tribute to the Zombie capital of the world. New location is at 2012 Butler Logan Road, Tarentum, PA 15084. What’s new this year? EVERYTHING! Our new home at The Pittsburgh Mills is packed with more clowns, demons, mutants, and scares than ever! Pittsburgh’s scariest haunted house is now longer, larger, and located near Harmar, Fox Chapel, Cranberry Township, Butler County, Greensburg, and thousands of local fright fans.
Scary Harry’s Haunted Trails - Homer City, PA
Admission on $15. Open Friday and Saturday nights in October plus some added dates. See their web page for schedule and times. Free parking. Wear appropriate outdoor hiking shoes and attire. Plan to be frightened.
Shocktoberfest - Sinking Spring, PA
The season begins here in early September. “Pennsylvania’s Premier Haunted Scream Park”. Shocktoberfest has been terrifying people for more than 29 years. It is built on 30 acres and includes some of the largest most massive scenes you will find anywhere. 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. Attraction is open Friday and Saturday nights plus some Sunday nights in October. Check web page for more details on other dates. Shocktoberfest has over 45000 Facebook likes. Note they have made significant changes to the show during the virus to keep everyone safe.
Sleepy Hollow - Newtown, PA
The fright season begins in late September. 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, bonfires, and refreshments. There are 3 haunted attractions open at 7 pm. They are open every Friday, Saturday and most Sunday nights in October. The attraction closes at 10 pm. Last Hayride on Sunday night is at 9 pm. Tickets are $24-28.
SpookHaven Haunted House - 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. See website for details.
The Beacon Hotel - Renfrew, PA
The Beacon Hotel is open every Friday and Saturday starting in early October. Tickets are $20. This is a haunted house with a 15 acre corn maze and tractor ride. Enjoy the fright then sample some food from their many concession stands. A great place for hot chocolate, apple cider and beer.
The Valley of Fear - Feasterville, PA
Valley of Fear and The Original Haunted Hayride offers four attractions. The Fear Pass ticket ( 3 attractions) is $33-39 on Friday and Saturday nights. Individual attractions are $19-21. 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. Check their website for full schedule, hours, and various priced tickets.
Waldorf Estate of Fear - Lehighton, PA
This haunt is open every Friday and Saturday nights in October plus the first weekend in November. They feature Terror in the Corn haunted hayride, a portal to Hell at the Waldorf Hotel, and a zombie wasteland at Infection.
West Alexander Scare at the Fair - West Alexander, PA
One of Western PA’s premiere haunted attractions-minutes from The WV Highlands off PA Exit 1 & 20 minutes from Washington PA on Rt. 40W. Scare Fair is nonprofit started in 2013 and run totally volunteers. One of the area’s best attractions with three buildings of frights and haunted fun. Open Friday and Saturday nights every October. Not recommended for children under 8. $15 for adults and $10 for 18 and under. They also offer group discounts. Attraction opens for the season in early October.
Zombies of the Corn - Freedom, PA
Come out every Friday and Saturday nights in October for this scary event battling zombies. They start this haunt in late September and run it through early November. Lots of fun in the corn maze or the zombie paintball wagon. STOP The ZOMBIE Apocalypse in Pittsburgh NOW! That’s Right, this is your chance to “open fire” and protect our city. The zombies have the rage but ONLY you have the weapons! They have been quarantined in our specially built prison. Our specialized “Zombie Fighting Vehicle” allow 24 people per ride to join our cause to eliminate these creatures that have an insatiable hunger for human flesh.
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: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, andWest Virginia.
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