By: Shiri Kalai
The start of October has awoken local demons, spirits, zombies, lost soldiers, and other haunting creatures. In Baltimore and the surrounding areas, yearly seasonal haunted attractions have opened. Here are just a few of the most popular.
7875A Eastpoint Mall Baltimore, MD 21224
Consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top scares by the Travel Channel1, Bennett’s Curse features its scariest line up yet. The attraction is constantly expanding, and this year offers six different haunted houses: the Underworld, Legends of Halloween, Dante's Inferno 3D, Coulrophobia (a clown-themed house), Ravenbrook Asylum, and Bennett's Curse. Tickets include admission to all six attractions.
General Admission: $35
Offers $5 discount with student ID (Not Valid October 19,20,26,27 or 31)
820 Riverside Drive
Essex, MD 21221
The oldest nonprofit haunted attraction in the country, Cox’s Point is a walk through a creepy mansion, filled with disturbing scenes. The special effects are so intense there’s a medical warning on the homepage of the website. It’s open rain or shine.
General Admission: $10
4501 Olney Laytonsville Rd
Olney, MD 20832
With its four expansive attraction, Field of Screams is the largest and most popular attraction of the DMV. Its award winning scares include the Haunted Trail, Trail of Terror, Slaughter Factory, and Hades Hayride. The attractions feature varying degrees of unsettling creatures chasing, taunting, and haunting visitors. Visitors can customize their experience, mixing and matching attractions.
General Admission: $25-$95
5932 Colonial Valley Road Spring Grove, PA 17362
If your willing to make the trip, Kim’s Krypt offers six haunting attractions: Terror Trail, Kim’s Crazy Maze, House of Menges Mills, House of Eyes, Haunted Mill, and the new Dark Despair. Its newest addition will be featured starting this year, in celebration of the Krypt’s 25th anniversary. Hearse rides are also available. Tickets can be bought for individual attractions or bundled for bargain combo tickets.
General Admission: $12-$95
9500 North Point Rd
Fort Howard, MD 21052
Set in the iconic 1812 battle, Fort Howard’s Haunted Dungeons include an hour walk through the grounds of the Fort, including the dungeons. Residential spirits haunt visitors and creatures are able to confront visitors. New this year are the Haunted Hayride and Blackout Tour. The Blackout Tour is only available November 2nd.
General Admission: $12- $17
450 Mott St
Baltimore, MD 21202
Walk through one of Baltimore’s oldest warehouses, surrounded by haunting creatures. The attraction is set in the historic days of Baltimore, taking visitors on a tour through twisted alleyways disturbed by scary visions of the past.