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Best Haunted Houses in or Near Pittsburgh

rebecca - Tuesday, September 26, 2017

As the air grows cooler many people are looking for something to give them even more chills. While the cool nights make it tempting to stay in and watch your favorite scary movie on the couch, there are plenty of opportunities to experience the thrill outside of your home.  The Pittsburgh area has acres of Haunted Attractions for you to make your way through this coming month. From hayrides to mazes, demons to clowns, and houses to farms, there is something out there to scare the pants off you.

You won’t have to travel to far for a scare! Pittsburgh has four different haunted attractions within 12 miles of the city.

Scarehouse—5 miles to Etna, PA

Ranked as “The Scariest House in America” by ABC news you are sure to get a thrill at this location. With three different haunts, one of them being new to the 2017 season you will be scared “to death”.

Attractions include Sunset Lodge, Infernal, and Nocturnia 3D. In addition, The Basement is an 18 and over experience requiring you to sign a waiver, BEWARE.  Experience this terror every Friday and Saturday until the beginning of November. The Scarehouse is also open some Sundays and Thursday so check it out to find the date for you. Don’t forget to get your tickets online for a discounted rate!

Haunted Camp Guyasuta—7.4 miles to Sharpsburg, PA

This event is one night only! Head over to the campground to take a hayride, zip line, try the climbing wall and enjoy a bonfire. Don’t worry you will still get a thrill here. Take the Haunted Trail to really get spooked! Saturday, October 21st 3:00-9:00 pm. The scary trail starts at 6:00pm and lasts until 9:00! You can purchase tickets online for a discount price here.

Kennywood’s Phantom Fright Nights—12 miles to Pittsburgh, PA

When fall comes Kennywood is no longer a fun-loving amusement park but instead 80 acres of horror. Your favorite rides and eateries are transformed into some of the scariest places you will ever see. Don’t worry the scares aren’t limited to each attraction, the demons and clowns are roaming the park to scare you at any time!

Fright Nights are every Friday and Saturday beginning September 29th through October 28th. Park is open from 6:00pm until midnight. Featured Sundays the park will be open!

Pro-tip: College discount nights are scattered throughout the season.

Hundred Acres Manor—12 miles to Bethel Park, PA

1 mile’s worth of haunted activities you won’t want to miss. Attractions on sight include: Dead Lift, The Host, Torture Tank, Vodou, The Breach, and Hallow’s Eve. These haunts have been ranked as one of America’s scariest haunted attractions, see for yourself! Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in September and Wednesday and Thursdays are also open in October! Check it out here.

The following haunted attractions are a little further from the city but are worth the drive!

Castle Blood—29 miles to Monessen, PA

This haunted house is set in a 100-year-old funeral home, so we can’t guarantee the ghosts aren’t real making this attraction even creepier. This haunted house features an adventure tour with new game challenges so you can keep coming back! Not into the scary stuff? Head over during the afternoon for No-Scare Tour. Check out the schedule and ticket prices here.

Cheeseman’s Fright Farm—40 miles to Portersville, PA

This farm in the middle of nowhere is creepy enough as is, add in being chased by someone with a chainsaw and you will really be frightened. Enter the cornfields if you dare. In addition to the fright farm, there is a bonfire to hang around with friends for a perfect fall night. Check it out.

Demon House—30 miles to Monongahela, PA

This haunted attraction is based off of the legend of seven men entering the mansion and none returning. Don’t worry, we THINK you’ll make it out alive. In addition, warm up by the bonfire or enjoy a horror film at the outdoor movie theater. Find out when to go here.

Maybe scary attractions aren’t your thing? Hang with us at our Howl-o-ween themed resident meet up in October! Come on down to Howl at the Moon between 6 and 8 pm for Boos and Booze! First 40 residents will receive a drink ticket and all residents will enjoy light appetizers! You won’t want to miss the SPOOK-tacular raffles! A handful of residents will win $100 off of one month’s rent! RSVP to rnagy@farosproperties.com for a spooky good time!