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.Last Major Update: August 15
There’s more than a few ghosts haunting the houses of Philadelphia. And they don’t show strangers the hospitality warranted by the City of Brotherly Love slogan.
Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride - Glen Mills, PA
This fantastic haunt opens their season on Friday and Saturday beginning September 20th, 2019. Advertised as America’s most horrifying motel, Bates Motel has been operating as a haunted attraction for over 29 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 beginning September 29th. Bates has over 45,000 Facebook likes. Also they have a great laser tag event.
Bloodshed Farms Fear Fest - Columbus, NJ
Attraction opens on October 4th, 2019. 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.
Eastern State Penitentiary - Philadelphia, PA
Their Halloween season begins on September 20th, 2019. 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 on Friday September 13th this 2019 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.
Fright Factory - Philadelphia, PA
The season begins late September 2019. 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.
HorrorFest at Shady Brook Farm - Yardley, PA
A favorite haunt is returning for 2019. 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.
Jason’s Woods - Lancaster, PA
Opens this season in late September 2019. This is a full entertainment complex featuring characters, new scenes, stories, and more horror for 2019. 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.
Night of Terror at Creamy Acres - Mullica Hill, NJ
Opens this season on September 20th, 2019. Creamy Acres has put on Night of Terror for the last 20 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.
Pennhurst Asylum - Spring City, PA
Opening night for the season is September 20th, 2019. Pennhurst Asylum is massive in size. It was built in 1908 as a fully contained dormitory, hospital, and prison facility for the mentally ill. Tickets for individual attractions are $18 or combo tickets start at $35. 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.
Shocktoberfest - Sinking Spring, PA
The season begins here on September 14th, 2019. “Pennsylvania’s Premier Haunted Scream Park”. Shocktoberfest has been terrifying people for more than 28 years. It is built on 30 acres and includes some of the largest most massive scenes you will find anywhere. For example one attraction The Prison of the Dead Escape is a 50,000 square foot haunted house prison that was built to be this attraction. Some of the other attractions are The Unknown (man’s number one fear), Club Shock (dance club hangout with music), and Zombie Revenge Haunted Hayride. Twice each night they have a Zombie Night Run where you can challenge the zombies. Also they have a Zombie Paintball Hayride. Tickets are $20 for one haunt or an All Access Pass for all five attractions for only $45. They have several more ticket options. 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 Saturday nights in September. Open Friday through Sunday nights in October. Check web page for more details on other dates. Shocktoberfest has over 45000 Facebook likes.
Sleepy Hollow - Newtown, PA
The fright season begins on September 28th, 2019. 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 Sunday nights in October. The attraction closes at 10 pm. Last Hayride on Sunday night is at 9 pm. Tickets are $16 for Sleepy Hollow Hayride, $16 for the Haunted House, and $16 for the Field of Fright. Buy the combo pass for all three attractions for $33.
The Valley of Fear - Feasterville, PA
The fun begins this year on September 27th, 2019. Attraction is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in October. 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.
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