2021 Guide to Haunted Houses in Connecticut
Did you know that Connecticut has 17 haunted house attractions listed for the 2021 Halloween haunt season!? Some of them may be located closer to you than you think…
Below, we’ll break down what types of haunts you can choose from, ranging from spooky hayrides and terrifying trail walks to creepy home haunts and multi-attraction scream parks. We’ll also discuss where in Connecticut some of the most popular haunted houses are located!
The following list totals up each type of haunt in Connecticut, based on how they are listed on our website:
- Amusement/Themepark Haunts: 1
- Charity Haunts: 5
- Haunted Hayride: 2
- Home/Yard Haunts: 2
- Haunted Trail: 10
- Haunted Train: 1
The city with the most attractions / surrounding haunts is West Hartford, CT.
Each year, we search the internet to find out what these haunts are up to during the off-season. During our 2021 update session for Connecticut, 2 haunts’ information was updated, 3 were removed (for various reasons) and no haunts were added to the Connecticut Haunted House Directory.
We also have Scream Teams that visit some of these haunts and provide in-depth reviews on what you can expect to experience. Based on their most recent visits*, here are the Top 2 Haunts in Connecticut by review rating:
- Legends of Fear – Shelton, CT (2020) with an overall score of 9.06!
- Evidence of Evil Haunted Attraction – Middlefield, CT (2018) with an overall score of 9.05!
*Only our teams’ most recent ratings from up to 3 years ago (as of this writing) were considered for this list.
The following are some of the most popular haunted attractions** in Connecticut, based on our website traffic:
Trail of Terror
60 North Plains Highway, Wallingford, CT 06492
Come visit us starting October 1, 2022 and we will continue to take you on a terrifying journey through over 30 very interactive scenes with over 80 of your favorite, and not so favorite characters awaiting you. Even more scares, more special effects and more terror.
A Haunting at Mill Hill
2 E Wall Street, Norwalk, CT 06851
Norwalk, CT's Only Haunted Graveyard Tour!
They're Waiting For You...
Take a lantern-lit tour through the old Mill Hill graveyard!
Ghostly entities are waiting to share their true stories of death, murder, insanity and destruction.
Hear chilling tales based on real events from Norwalk’s hidden past.
Sometimes fact... is scarier than fiction!
411 Barnum Avenue Cutoff, Stratford, CT 06614
Connecticut's largest, scariest and greatest world-class INDOOR Haunted House Attraction all under one roof -- 20,000 square feet of fun-filled and fear-filled scares and future nightmares.
Fright Haven Haunted House is a non-profit haunted attraction that is the business of being scary for the purpose to give back to the community. Fright Haven aims to be a beacon of thrills and chills in the Stratford, CT community and help charities when and where we can. Our organization is about spreading the word and mission of local charity through our fright platform. Look for us at local events and around town!!
Fright Haven Haunted Attraction proudly supports: Stratford PD and CT Burns Care Foundation.
The Dark Manor Haunted House
25 Main Street, Baltic, CT 06330
Step into The Manor and experience the ghastly entities that haunt its tormented halls. Many are driven mad by the terror lurking in every shadow; their desperate screams echoing endlessly down twisting corridors, heard only by the desolate Connecticut countryside. Should you manage to escape the darkness within The Manor, you will be left no choice but to face the terrors of The Graveyard. The remains of the evil residing within The Dark Manor patrol the Graveyard in search of victims to repair their plagued souls. Those who have made it this far say your only hope for escape is a hidden exit deep beneath The Dark Manor itself. Plunge into the shadows of The Catacombs, surrounded by undead creeps and chainsaw freaks, remorseless in their torment of anyone unfortunate enough to wander into their cold grasp. Those who can navigate The Catacombs may just escape with their lives, but for many their sanity remains lost forever.
Haunt on Eden
396 Mount Vernon Road, Plantsville, CT 06479
Haunt on Eden was created out of a pure love of Halloween and a passion for the scare. If you’re someone who looks forward to Halloween for the blood, screams and terror, you will love Haunt on Eden.
Hosted by Jeff and Susan Donis for the past five years on their own lawn, Haunt on Eden has gotten so popular that they have outgrown their home attraction and taken up residence at the Mount Southington Ski Area. For Fridays and Saturdays in October, you can be sure to hear shrieks of horror and see frightened fans running for their life...possibly chased by someone revving a chainsaw. All in good fun, of course!
The screams, tears and laughter from a well-planned scare are what fuels the team's fire and creativity, and the passion only soars. Subscribe to the website so you can stay in the know: www.hauntoneden.com.
**This information was determined by looking at the haunts’ traffic on our site from the past two years. This is not a top haunts list. The above haunts are listed here in no particular order.
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