It’s October and that means Halloween is just around the corner (not to mention Friday the 13th)! Charm City and the surrounding area has lots of spooky events happening if you’re looking for a scary night out. These aren’t for the faint of heart – be prepared to be scared. Here’s your guide to all the haunted houses, trails, and other scary events in Baltimore this Halloween season. Stay tuned for not-so-scary Halloween happenings!
This unique, themed haunted attraction is based on Baltimore history. Be prepared to be terrified as you walk through this historic four-story building in Baltimore’s Oldtown neighborhood right off E. Monument Street. This event is not intended for children — those under 4 feet tall will not be admitted and anyone under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Open Fridays and Saturdays in October, plus October 29th, 30th, and 31st and November 3rd and 4th. Hours are 7 pm to 11 pm and general admission is $25. A complimentary Haunt Shuttle is available to and from Fells Point. Your ticket also gets you discounts at the Dogwatch Tavern, Alexander’s Tavern, Penny Black, and The Point in Fells Point.
This award-winning haunted attraction is sure to frighten anyone who ventures to the underworld-themed “ultimate fear experience.” Open weekends in October, including the first weekend of November, it’s also open some weeknights. Closes at 11 pm on Friday and Saturday and 10 pm on other nights. General admission is $20-$30 with $5 discounts with military and student IDs on specified nights. Bennett’s Curse has a new location this year at Eastpoint Mall in Baltimore.
This family-owned attraction changes every year and claims to be “Baltimore’s best underground haunted house.” Open rain or shine on October 20 & 21 and 27th through the 31st. Hours are 7pm – 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 7pm – 10pm on October 29th, 30th, and 31st. Admission is $10 for ages 11 and over and $5 for 10 and under. Nightmares from Elmridge is located in downtown Arbutus.
Surrounded by water on 3 sides, this attraction offers extra creepiness on chilly, dark October nights. In operation since 1968, it is advertised as the oldest non-profit haunted attraction in the country. Opening night is Friday, October 13th and every 13th person will get in FREE on this night. Hours are 7pm to 11pm. It will also be open October 14th , 20th, 21st, 27th, and 28th. General admission is $10. The Cox’s Point Haunted Mansion is in Essex.
This 1-hour tour through the terrifying woods and fort dungeons of Fort Howard county park, haunted since the historical battle of 1812, is a Sparrow’s Point tradition for over 30 years. Open every Friday and Saturday in October, admission is $15. Gates open at 6pm and close when the park reaches capacity, usually around 11pm. Operation is subject to the weather. Be sure to check out the Chicken Warning before venturing to this scary Baltimore attraction!
This haunted trail through the woods in White Hall, MD (just outside of Jarrettsville) is 1.2 miles of pure terror. If you’re brave enough, the trail is open Friday and Saturdays the last three weekends of October from 7pm to 10pm. You can save by purchasing $15 tickets online ($12 for groups) ahead of time. Tickets are $20 at the gate. All proceeds support Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford County. For the younger crowd, Little Haunts on Sundays from 2pm – 5pm offers spook-free fun, such as trick-or-treating on the trail, pumpkin painting, and a hay maze.
Venture up to Aberdeen, MD to experience 4 chilling haunted attractions: the Haunted Hayride, Haunted Hotel, Haunted Maze, and the Sinister Circus. All for one $30 general admission ticket. Legends of the Fog is open Fridays and Saturdays in October plus October 15th, 22nd, and 29th. Hours are 6:30 pm to either 9 pm or 10 pm. To a whole new level of fear, visit on Blackout Weekend on November 3rd and 4th , when all 4 attraction will be plunged into total darkness.
Ready for bone chilling terror? Lineboro Volunteer Fire Department’s Bedlam in the Boro is worth the drive out to the haunted countryside. Open Fridays and Saturdays from October 7th to 29th, this attraction has a 3-mile long old-fashioned Haunted Hayride and the House of Horror. Admission prices range from $8 to $16. A kid-friendly hayride called The Bedlam Bypass runs on October 16th and 23rd from 2 pm to 4 pm and is $5. Pre-order your tickets here to save $2 on adult combo tickets.