13 Haunted Attractions Close to Delaware

It’s almost October, and that means Spooky Season is upon us.  Haunted houses, hayrides, haunted walks and Halloween.  This is one of the most anticipated times of the year.   We look forward to summer all winter long and then we get sick and tired of the super hot weather.  It’s that time of year to trade in our bathing suits, flip flops and sunglasses for flannels, costumes and pumpkin spice EVERYTHING!

No matter your age or your level of thrill tolerance, you should be able to find something for everyone.  Whether for a fun night out with friends, a haunting date night or for some weekend family fun.   Disclaimer:  some of these places are REALLY creepy, so make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into before going.

My 14-year old son isn’t a huge fan of scary things and he absolutely loves Bates Motel.  By the time October comes to an end I will have heard “Can I go to Bates?” more times than I’d care to remember.  Haha! Teenagers, right?  Gotta love them!

So without further ado, we’ve put together a list of some of the hottest and most haunted attractions in the Delaware area.

Enter if you dare!  (Insert creepy music here).

  • 1. Bates Motel

    Nationally ranked in Top 5 for America’s Best Haunts!  2018 Best Haunt from CNN Travel.

    Don’t forget to check into the Bates Motel, for the most incredible display of terror and mayhem this side of Hollywood.

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  • 2. Frightland

    Named a Top 10 Scariest Haunted Attraction in the country by Travel Channel, Forbes and Huffington Post.

    Offering 8 unique haunted attractions including a 2 mile Haunted Hayride, four indoor haunted houses and much, much more. Additionally, we have a full amusement park with rides, carnival games and carnival food.

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  • 3. Field of Screams

    America’s #1 Haunted Attraction

    With FOUR intense attractions and a fun-filled entertainment area, Field of Screams is unlike anything that you have experienced before.  Journey through the dark cornfields, where terrifying creatures live and horrific acts occur.

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  • 4. Pennhurst Asylum

    PennHurst, the legendary haunted hospital complex has opened its doors after being abandoned for 25 years!

    Pennhurst haunted asylum is Pennsylvania’s Scariest destination haunted house! The fear is real at Pennhurst!

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  • 5. Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary

    A Massive Haunted House in a Real Prison

    Fifteen attractions inside the cell blocks and more surprises in store

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  • 6. Hockessin Haunted House

    We have delayed the reopening of Hockessin Haunted House until October 2022 due to Covid-19 and extenuating circumstances with the core crew who builds the haunted house.  Plans are already underway for 2022 though and at that time we will be selling advance timed tickets in person and online.

  • 7. Fright Factory

    • Over 25,000 Square Feet of Haunted Attraction
    • Featured on the Travel Channel as one of the scariest haunted attractions in America

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  • 8. Creamy Acres Night of Terror

    • New Jersey’s Largest & Scariest Haunted Attraction at Creamy Acres Farm
    • The Harvest
    • Slaughter Cave
    • Dark Dreams
    • Ride of Terror
    • Haunted Paintball Hayride

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  • 9. The Valley of Fear & The Original Haunted Hayride

    Come ride through America’s most horrifying woods, on what the independent website, FrightTour.com has called “one of the best we have ever been on” including a graveyard they called “absolutely amazing.” With gigantic sets and a twisting, disorienting trail, you’ll see why we were recently named Hayride Of The Year and the all new 2021 production of the Original Haunted Hayride will top all others!

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  • 10. Terror Labs


    If you’re looking for fun, excitement, and heart-pounding fear, Terror Labs will fill your prescription to a tee! Located in Pottstown, PA, Terror Labs is celebrating our 6th blood-curdling season. Our mad doctors, former patients, and formerly living experiments are eager to greet you. No appointment necessary.

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  • 11. Jason's Woods

    • 5 mind blowing attractions
    • Selected as the #1 Haunted Trail in America by Haunt Rater

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  • 12. House In The Hollow

    A true classic haunted mansion with an extensive cemetery and cavernous crypt in Bucks County

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  • 13. Lehigh Valley Scream Park

    • Ultimate Zombie Paintball Ride
    • 4 Terrifying Attractions
      • Hollow of Horror Hayride
      • Hillbilly Hell
      • Slaughter Barn
      • Psychopath Corn Maze

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