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Baltimore’s Best Haunted Houses


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.

Bennett’s Curse

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)

The Cox’s Point Haunted Mansion

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

Cash only

Field Of Screams

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

Kim’s Krypt

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 

The Haunted Dungeons

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

The Nevermore Haunt

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.

Freshman at JHU, from Maryland
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