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Fear Factor: The Haunted Houses in Connecticut

Halloween has become a month-long celebration in Connecticut, especially among older kids who want to scare themselves half to death. To help them do just that, a creepy world of haunted houses and scary cemetery tours have popped up to ratchet up the fear factor. Be warned that most of these attractions are not for young children. Get ready to get your scare on with these frightfully good Connecticut haunts!

Trail of Terror, Wallingford

The Trail of Terror in Wallingford is perhaps Connecticut’s best-known haunted house tour. 

Dark Manor Haunted House, Baltic

Step into The Manor and experience the ghastly entities that haunt its tormented halls. If you survive the Manor, you are left with no choice but to enter The Graveyard at the Dark Manor Haunted House in Baltic. 

Spirits of Milford Ghost Walks, Milford

Spirits of Milford Ghost Walks are lantern-lit and spirited guided tours. Hear about some of the local history including the deadly curses on Charles Island and the "witch" buried in the Milford Cemetery.

Ghosts of New Haven, New Haven

If you are looking or a hauntingly good time, Ghosts of New Haven is running three 90 minute tours designed to enchant, entertain, inform, and scare you.

Things That Go Bump in the Night, Coventry

Shiver and shudder through a special moonlit tour that will take you around the historic and haunted Nathan Hale Homestead. Prepare to hear real ghost encounter stories, hear creaks, and feel cold spots. 

Rails to the Darkside, East Windsor

During the darkest of the nights, the mournful cries of the abandoned dead are heard around old Newberry Road and the Connecticut Trolley Museum's Newberry Siding. Do you dare ride to the darkside during the annual Rails to the Darkside.

Haunt on Eden: Klowns 'N Khaos Unleashed!, Southington

Get ready for some heart-pounding and spine-tingling at Haunt on Eden. Step into our walk-through haunted attraction, nestled on the grounds of Mount Southington Ski Area in Southington, CT. As the sun sets, the suspense begins. Are you brave enough to face the horrors lurking within?

Evidence of Evil, Middlefield

Are you brave enough to enter the woods at Lyman Orchards and face all of your worst fears? That’s right, this year, you will face all of your fears! Be prepared, you will be asked to participate in the scares!


Other Scary Options

For a fun evening, participate in the town of Putnam's Zombie Fashion Show.  All ages and zombies are welcome to walk the catwalk. Learn about legends and spooks when you take a Seaside Shadows Haunted History tour in Mystic. Experience true and haunting stories during the West Hartford Hauntings. Experience the thrills and chills at Haunt on Eden, a spring tingling walk-through haunted attraction, nestled on the grounds of Mount Southington Ski Area in Southington.

In Willimantic, hear true and terrifying events in Nightmare on Main: Phobia performances. At the Flamig Farm in West Simsbury their Kid-Friendly Haunted Walk Through Petting Zoo is a only bit scary, but a lot of fun. Meet the spirits from the past with ghoulish stories along with s'mores over an open firepit at Hempsted Halloween in New London.

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