With leaves changing on our tree lined streets, Philadelphia is absolutely stunning in the fall. On the flip side, fall also brings Halloween to Philadelphia. We’re lucky (or horrified) to have some of the best haunted houses in the country here in Philly. Here’s a short list to check out!
Terror Behind the Walls - Fairmount
Eastern State Penitentiary was once hailed as one of the most innovative prisons, introducing large, castle-like walls and solitary confinement to reform criminal behavior. While its doors have long been shut as a prison, it is reborn as a haunted house every year and is a must-see for spooks in Philly. Try to get through these long hallways without getting spooked.
Fright Factory - South Philadelphia
Tucked away in an abandoned warehouse is Fright Factory. A recent renovation prepped this space to spook its guests with high-tech additions to add to its already impressive list of horrors. It’s been called the scariest in the city by a number of local media outlets — check it out for yourself!
Pennhurst Asylum - Spring City, PA
You’ll find Pennhurst Asylum near the top of many lists as the scariest haunted house in the nation, and with good reason! Set in the old PA State Mental Institution, the labyrinth of cells and long halls come alive with hifi sound, professional actors, and high-tech animatronics. This one is not for those looking for a subtle scare.
The Bates Motel, Glen Mills, PA
This haunted house serves it three fold. Be it a Haunted Hayride, the notorious corn maze, or exploring the abandoned motel itself, there’s plenty of scares at the Bates Motel. Adding to the creepy atmosphere are pyrotechnics and animatronics which have even caught the attention of The Travel Channel.
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