The spookiest season is finally upon us, so here are nine top-rated haunted houses to visit in Maryland this year.
As Halloween approaches, several locations around Maryland have set up haunted houses that'll test your limits, scare you to pieces, and most certainly leave you crying on the floor. Those that remain open have had to adapt to COVID-19 safety regulations, but they are ready to bring on the scares! Each of these haunted houses has been given great reviews. Do you think you have what it takes to make it through one (or all) of these?
1. Laurel's House of Horror | 935 Fairlawn Ave, Laurel, MD 20707 | October 16–November 7
Laurel’s House of Horror is D.C., Virginia, and Maryland’s largest indoor haunted house experience, built inside of an abandoned movie theater featuring sensory overload, a chilling sense of anticipation and fear, and all-new exhibits and areas. Dare to venture through the twists and turns in the elaborate theater. Discover over 28,000 square feet of movie icons, clowns, zombies, snakes, spiders, and real ghosts. This attraction is still pending approval from the county but plans to open October 16. Check out their website for details!
Courtesy of Laurelhaunt.com
2. Bennett's Curse | 7875A Eastpoint Mall, Baltimore, Maryland 21224 | Now until November 7
No other haunted house attraction in the area has been consistently ranked as highly as Bennett's Curse. This is the place to be if you like being scared from the moment you walk in the doors to the moment you leave. The haunted house will feature four different attractions: Underworld Haunted House, Inferno 3D, Ravenbrook Asylum, and Legends of Halloween. Do you have the stomach to handle it? Tickets are $25-$68 each!
Courtesy of Bennett's Curse
3. Field of Screams | 4501 Olney Laytonsville Rd., Olney, MD 20832 | Now until November 7
The Field of Screams has combined two of their favorite attractions, the Haunted Trail and the Trail or Terror, and turned it into one terrifying Haunted Woods experience. Group Combo Trail Tickets are good for up to six participants and are $275 (plus a $10 service fee). On Thursdays you can purchase Tickets for Two at $84 (+ $6 service fee)—Get them here!
Courtesy of Field of Screams Maryland
4. Legends of the Fog | 500 Carsins Run Road, Aberdeen, Maryland 21001 | Now until October 31
The Legends of the Fog presents "Escape the Fog"—a unique, completely drive-thru haunted experience. Tickets are sold online only. $25 per vehicle and its driver (plus $1.50 service fee). Each passenger is an additional $10 (plus the $1.50 service fee)
Courtesy of Legends of Fog
5. CornStalker's Trail Of Terror | 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf, Maryland 20602 | Now until November 1
Walk (or run) your way through the CornStalker's two attractions, Trail of Terror and The Asylum, as cast members attempt to make you one of their own. The patients in The Asylum are hungry for attention and want to make new friends. Do you think you can escape their grasp? The Trail of Terror has a new "Hillbilly Homestead" addition! The haunted attraction was purposefully placed in this location because of the haunting story behind it. Mr. Graves used to run a farm here, and legend says he gruesomely murdered everyone who visited the location. In order to avoid paying the price for his actions, he committed suicide by burning the house down around him. His cries of terror could supposedly be heard from the outside. Tickets start at $20—Get them here!
Courtesy of CornStalker's Trail Of Terror
6. Ravenseye Manor Haunted Attractions | 8778 Jordan Rd., Fairplay, MD 21733 | October 16–November 7
The haunts at Ravenseye Manor return with four attractions: the Cursed Hayride (Back and better than ever), Dark Corn Maze (An eerie experience in the dark), Carnival of Souls (A 3D experience you will not want to miss), and The Manor House (Haunted house walkthrough). Tickets for all four may be purchased for $30; the Dark Corn Maze is $5 and the rest are $10 a piece!
Courtesy of Ravenseye Manor (Facebook)
7. 301 Devil's Playground | 13335 Alexander Rd., Galena, MD 21635 | Every weekend through October 31
301 Devil's Playground combines a number of scary elements to see what you can handle. This year they feature four attractions: The Harvest, The Barn of Torture, 3-D Phobia, and House of Hell! On Halloween, the haunted attractions will be participating in a blackout night. Tickets start at $30 for all four attractions—Buy them here!
Courtesy of 301 Devil's Playground
8. Creekside Manor | 11759 Snug Harbor Ln., Williamsport, MD 21795 | Now through October 31
Held at the WIlliamsport KOA campground, take a tour of the manor and witness the maniacal Mabel on a quest for vengeance that apparently involves turning clowns into BBQ. A slew of creepy characters and some impressive make up await at Creekside Manor and tickets are only $17!
Creekside Manor's 'Mabel' Courtesy of Creekside Manor (Facebook)
9. Markoff's Haunted Forest | 19120 Martinsburg Road, Dickerson, Maryland 20842 | Now through November 1
Every year, Markoff's Haunted Forest works hard to reinvent its spooky experience so you won't know what to expect! Their actors are professionally dressed and ready to bring the frights. Unfortunately their attraction "The Town" will not be open this year but they have combined their two trail experiences to make a longer, scarier haunted trail walk! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Calleva and to two hand-picked charities of their choice. Tickets are sold for groups of up to 6 people, $220 in advance, $250 at the door—Get them here!
Courtesy of Markoff's Haunted Forest
Which haunted house sounds the best to you? Do you hope to visit more than one? Tell us in the comments!