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:
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 September 21st. Advertised as America’s most horrifying motel, Bates Motel has been operating as a haunted attraction for over 28 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. Bates has over 34000 Facebook likes.
Bloodshed Farms Fear Fest - Columbus, NJ
Attraction opens on October 5th. 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 21st. 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. Terror Behind the Walls has over 67000 Facebook likes.
Field of Screams - Mountville, PA
An amazing haunt that opens on September 8th 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.
Fright Factory - Philadelphia, PA
The season begins on September 28th. 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
The season opens on September 29th. 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 $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 51000 Facebook likes.
Jason’s Woods - Lancaster, PA
Opens this season on September 21st. This is a full entertainment complex featuring characters, new scenes, stories, and more horror for 2018. 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 24000 Facebook likes.
Lulu’s House of Horrors - Plymouth Meeting, PA
Sorry folks this popular annual haunted house has permanently closed. They will be missed.
Night of Terror at Creamy Acres - Mullica Hill, NJ
Opens this season on September 21st. 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 21st. 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 $20 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 91000 Facebook likes.
The Valley of Fear - Feasterville, PA
The fun begins this year on September 28th. 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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