2021 Guide to Scary Haunted Houses in Pennsylvania
Did you know that Pennsylvania has 99 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 Pennsylvania some of the most popular haunted houses are located!
The following list totals up each type of haunt in Pennsylvania, based on how they are listed on our website:
- Amusement / Theme Park Haunts: 3
- Haunted Barns: 6
- Haunted Caves: 2
- Charity Haunts: 7
- Haunted Cornfields / Mazes: 11
- Haunted Farms: 3
- Haunted Hayrides: 31
- Home/Yard Haunts: 9
- Haunted Mazes: 8
- Haunts with Multiple Attractions: 30
- Haunted Rides (other than Hayride): 1
- Haunted Trails: 35
The city with the most attractions / surrounding haunts is Pittsburgh, PA.
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 Pennsylvania, 40 haunts’ information was updated, 5 were removed and no haunts were added to the Pennsylvania Haunted House Directory.
Here are the Top 10 Haunts in Pennsylvania* according to our local Scream Team’s experience:
- Reapers Revenge – Scranton, PA (2020) with an overall score of 9.17!
- Castle Blood – Monessen, PA (2020) with an overall score of 9!
- Pennhurst Asylum – Spring City, PA (2020) with an overall score of 8.88!
- Crawford School of Terror – Connellsville, PA (2020) with an overall score of 8.76!
- Fright Farm – Smithfield, PA (2020) with an overall score of 8.49!
- Scarehouse – Tarentum, PA (2020) with an overall score of 8.32!
- Scare at the Fair – West Alexander, PA (2020) with an overall score of 8.28!
- Demon House – Monongahela, PA (2020) with an overall score of 8.25!
- Freddy’s Haunts – Aliquippa, PA (2020) with an overall score of 8.11!
- Haunted Hollow PA – Rockwood, PA (2020) with an overall score of 8.09!
*Based on all of our Pennsylvania Haunt Reviews and their most recent, respective scores given out of the past year.
The following are some of the most popular haunted attractions** in Pennsylvania, based on our website traffic:
Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride
1835 Middletown Road, Glen Mills, PA 19342
For 28 years, the Haunted Hayride at Arasapha Farm has been scaring its visitors with amazing props, digital FX, great actors and extraordinary professional makeup. The Hayride has been featured several times on the Travel Channel and has been rated as the Number 1 Haunted Attraction in America by Hauntworld Magazine, USA Today and many other national publications. The Haunted Hayride is a 25 minute, action packed, heart pounding ride through the dark forest of Arasapha Farm, located just outside of Philadelphia PA, and is filled with huge, detailed sets, giant monsters and more pyrotechnics than a Kiss concert. With scenes like a 100’ foot long, 40 foot tall drive thru insane asylum, a full scale mockup of a New England church and a 200 foot long cave, the Haunted Hayride is an amazing example of Hollywood style sets and props. We have added several new, huge scenes for this season that will blow away the competition! These jaw dropping scenes are guaranteed to strike fear in the bravest of souls! And then there are the scares. With over 75 actors and 25 scenes, it is no wonder why this event is always on the “top 13” national lists of the best haunted attractions.
Allens Haunted Hayrides and Tavern of Terror
2430 Pittsburgh Road, Smock, PA 15480
Allens Haunted Hayride and Tavern of Terror Terror provides traditional scare for the whole family.
2200 South Swanson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Fright Factory is a High Scare haunted house featured on the Travel Channel as one of the scariest haunted attractions in America.
The Haunted Mine
748 Bull Creek Road, Tarentum, PA 15084
The Haunted Mine is back! Tour-Ed Mine offers the most unique haunted house attractions in Pittsburgh designed to scare the living daylights out of you.
Not many recall the frightening, blood-curdling experience of the Tour-Ed Haunted Mine a decade ago because so few survived. Rumor has it more entered than came out and those who did are no longer to be found. The shaft has been reopened by those who are desperately searching for their missing tormented family and friends who they believe still roam the deep shafts of The Haunted Mine. They are asking those who are willing to search with them to gather on Fridays and Saturdays in the month of October.
Do you have what it takes to make it through one of the best haunted attractions in Pittsburgh? This isn’t one of your ordinary Pittsburgh haunted house attractions.
Field of Screams PA
191 College Ave, Mountville, PA 17554
When it comes to terrifying thrills and spine-tingling chills, Field of Screams in Lancaster, PA, will give you more than you can handle! Celebrating our 31st Season with four world-class Haunted Experiences and an impressive Midway Area, Field of Screams provides the Ultimate AtmosFEAR ! After one visit you will soon realize why our Horrifying Haunted Hayride, Two Massive Haunted Houses, and Wicked Haunted Woods make Field of Screams America's #1 Haunted Attraction. Scaring over one million visitors to date from all over the world, Field of Screams was named #1 by USA TODAY, featured on the TRAVEL CHANNEL, the HOWARD STERN SHOW, TIME MAGAZINE, OPRAH MAGAZINE, and NEWSWEEK. Come be a part of the non-stop heart-pounding action that will leave you begging for the end to be near.
630 Harmony Road, Hallstead, PA 18822
There had stood a great house in the center of the gardens where now was left on that fragment of ruin. This house had been empty for a great while; years before his- the ancient man's - birth. It was a place shunned by the people of the village as it had been shunned by their fathers before them. There were many things said about it and all were evil. No one ever went near it, either by day or night. In the village it was a synonym of all that is unholy and dreadful.
– WILLIAM HOPE HODGSON (1877-1917) FROM THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND
**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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