Philadelphia haunted houses are some of the largest and best in the United States and Pennsylvania. Enjoy a great scary night out with your spouse, date, or friends. Expect to be terrified at these haunted attractions. For the price of a movie you can be part of the action as you come face to face with terror. Most use animatronics, great props, Hollywood sets, and actors with makeup beyond belief. You will be frightened. Find all the haunted houses, trails, corn mazes, hayrides, and Halloween fun attractions in the Philadelphia area.
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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.
Bloodshed Farms Fear Fest - Columbus, NJ
Attraction opens in early October. Open every Friday and Saturday night and most Sunday’s in October. They have individual attraction tickets or a combo ticket for $30. Check web page for ticket and discount options. The combo gets you into 4 attractions. See the Trail of Terror, Hellsgate, Last Ride, and Clown Phobia.
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.
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.
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.
Frightland - Middletown, DE
Frightland opens the season in late September. Between Wilmington and Dover, in Middletown, DE, you’ll find a fantastic set of 8 haunted attractions called Frightland. When you tire of the haunted house, enjoy the barn, hayride, woods and carnival. Plus, parking fees and a portion of ticket proceeds are donated to the Leukemia Research Foundation of Delaware. Frightland is open Friday, Saturday and most Sunday nights. Besides haunts Frightland has an amusement midway with games, rides, and concessions. Doors open at 6 pm. This is described as one of America’s scariest Halloween attractions. Tickets are combo priced for the four haunt attractions Horror Hayride, Revenwood Cemetery, Fear, and Zombie Town. Tickets are less for the four combo to Zombie Prison, Haunted Barn, Idalia Manor, and The Attic. There is a combo ticket for all eight haunt attractions on most nights. A separate unlimited Amusement Ride ticket is $25. Note that parking is $5 all of which is donated to charity. Frightland has over 50000 Facebook likes.
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.
HallowFest at Six Flags Great Adventure - Jackson, NJ
Thrills By Day and Frights by Night! Grab your family and friends from late September to Halloween Day to experience all of your favorite Six Flags Great Adventure rides and attractions, some family-friendly spooktacular shows and fall decorations. Thrills by Day runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. After that? Don’t be fooled by the friendly faces you’ll see during the day – the demonic zombies take over as soon as the sun goes down. Ghouls will sneak up behind you as you walk the midways, the coasters are scarier in the pitch dark…don’t forget the haunted mazes! HallowFest is included in the season pass/membership.
Haunted Red Mill - Clinton, NJ
This is the 30th annual Haunted Red Mill. They are open the last three Friday and Saturday night weekends in October. Tickets are $30. They are also open for a non scary kids event the last three Thursday nights. They feature a haunted hayride, maze, terror trail, and mill. Start your adventure by entering the labyrinth not knowing what awaits you in each new room, disturbing Creatures of The Night and terror will emerge from every dark corner. Finding your way through will determine if you can continue. If you make it out, you will exit into the darkness and start your journey on to the Terror Trail deep in the woods. The Terror Trail is known to allow more bodies in than it allows out. Leaving the trail is not the end of you fright, you will be tested to see what you learned in the school house maze. Hayrides are usually fun, ours fright filled, no happy pumpkins, oh no, just more Creatures of The Night rising from the river through the fog. The hayride lets you off at the River Maze where you will wade through the swamp and confront the creatures face to face. At last you will enter the Haunted Red Mill and it’s spooky corridors, protected by ghouls, zombies and mutants. Run screaming out of the Mill to live another day and share the adventures of how you were able to survive the Creatures Of The Night!
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.
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.
Night of Terror at Creamy Acres - Mullica Hill, NJ
Opens this season in late September. Creamy Acres has put on Night of Terror for the last 25 years. There are six attractions: Slaughter Cave, Zombie Mayhem, 3D Fun House, Ride of Terror, Frozen Tundra, and Cornfield Maze. Tickets are $35 for most dates. Night of Terror runs every Friday and Saturday nights plus a few Thursday nights in October. They also have a separate Haunted Paintball Hayride which requires a separate timed ticket. Check their website for complete details.
Nightmare’s Haunted House - Laurel, DE
Nightmare’s returns for fun Friday and Saturday nights in October. On the southern edge of Delaware in Laurel lies Nightmare Productions. They ask that visitors make a donation to support their charities. The attraction is open every Friday and Saturday nights. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Find out what all the screams are about.
Oasis Island of Terror - Robbinsville, NJ
Opening night is in early October. Tickets are per person any vary by attraction or combo. Experience the walk through Back Woods Bayou. It may startle you and might make you cry as you squeeze through rat tunnels or hog traps just to escape. The Woods Have Eyes attraction features myths that are real. Next comes the Turnpike Apocalypse where the walking dead began. During the daytime they feature pumpkin picking, fall sand art, a decorated fun zone, fossil adventure and plenty of concession foods. Door for food opens at 5:30 pm, tickets at 6:30 pm, and the haunt starts at 7:00 pm. Haunt opens every Saturday and Sunday night in October plus some additional dates.
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.
Scary Rotten Farms - Brick Township, NJ
Three amazing haunts named Blackened the Plague, Twisted Tales, and Chaotic Carnival of Chaos will entertain you every Friday and Saturday nights beginning in late September through Halloween. Also added nights on Thursday and Sundays in October and more added nights Halloween week. Ticket prices for each attraction are $18 or they have a combo for $40.
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.
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.
V and V Adventure Farm - Shamong, NJ
This farm has a little of everything including a haunted attraction called Jersey Devil Haunt. They also feature a 10 Acre Corn Maze, flashlight corn maze, hayrides, maze, Zombie Invasion Shootout and more. They have separate daytime and nighttime activities. At night the flashlight corn maze is just $6. The hayride is $8. Jersey Devil Haunt is $15.
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