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.
There’s more than a few ghosts haunting the houses of Philadelphia in 2017. 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 September 22nd. Advertised as America’s most horrifying motel, Bates Motel has been operating as a haunted attraction for over 27 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 $40. Individual tickets to the Bates Motel, Corn Maze or Haunted Hayride run $15, $15, and $20 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 other nights. Bates runs most nights in October beginning September 30th.
Eastern State Penitentiary - Philadelphia, PA
Their Halloween season begins on September 22nd. 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 where parking is $13 per car. 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.
Fright Factory - Philadelphia, PA
The season begins on September 29th. Doors open at 7:30 pm and you can purchase October and November tickets for $5 less online. The attraction runs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. 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 - Yardley, PA
The season opens on September 30th. HorrorFest has been called America’s most haunted farm. It 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 $20 for one attraction, $25 for two, $30 for three or $35 to go through all 4 attractions. During the day consider attending their Pumpkinfest activities.
Lulu’s House of Horrors - Plymouth Meeting, PA
An annual haunted house put on by the Shriners. Zombies, werewolves, and more creatures are included in the wagon ride through a haunted woods and corn maze. Lulu’s has free parking, live bands, games, and concession stands. House of Horrors is open most Friday and Saturday nights in October.
Pennhurst Asylum - Spring City, PA
Opening night for the season is September 22nd. 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. Added this year is an all new Zombie Laser tag game. Expect to be entertained and terrified. 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.
The Valley of Fear - Feasterville, PA
The fun begins this year on September 29th. Attraction is open most 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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