2020 is finally providing something to be scared about in a good way.

For many, haunted houses and ghost tours have become a Halloween tradition and something to look forward to. But sadly, this year many have been forced to close due to the uncertainty of COVID-19. However, these 10 local favorites will still be opening (if they haven't already) and promise lots of scares and fun for those of us that like that sort of thing, even if it's slightly different than in years past.

All of the events listed are COVID-compliant, but many of them are selling out fast! Some tickets can only be purchased online and/or require reservations so be sure to check with the event organizer before you head out the door.

Here are some of the top Haunted Houses and Ghost Tours in the Richmond area!

Outer Richmond:

Blood Lake Haunted Trail (Midlothian)

  • 16500 Midlothian Tpke, Midlothian, VA 23113
  • No-Startle Thursdays ($10; No age limit) | Thursdays, October 15, 22, 29, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Fridays and Saturdays, October 9-31, 7:30-10 p.m. |
  • Tickets—$18 (goes to $20 on October 9); Kids under 9 are not admitted to the trails

Does 2020 make you want to scream? We've got you covered. In keeping with Virginia phase 3 guidelines, we're working on two new haunted trails for your screaming pleasure. Things will be different this year for sure, but we're counting on you to help keep our haunt alive!

Creepy Hollow Scream Park (Glen Allen)

Creepy Hollow Scream Park

Creepy Hollow Scream Park, Glen Alan, VA (Facebook(

  • 14437 Stone Horse Creek Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059
  • Fridays and Saturdays, October 2-31, 7:30-11 p.m. | October 25, 29, 7:30–10 p.m.
  • Tickets—$17

Dare to experience Scream Forest! We put you out in the woods...on foot, with nothing between you and the creatures of the night...where no one cares if you scream! Due to COVID-19 this year’s event is an expanded outdoor trail.

Journey Haunted Trails (Providence Forge) 

  • 6475 Parrish Rd., Providence Forge, VA 23140
  • Saturdays in October; 7:30–10:30 p.m.
  • Tickets—$15; Groups of 10 or more—$10

Old school scares in the deep, dark woods of New Kent. Choose your own destiny at this unique, creative experience. We challenge you mind, body and soul. Scare you soon!

RED VEIN Haunted House (Ashland) 

  • 13580 Ashland Road, Ashland, VA 23005 (Hanover Vegetable Farm)
  • Fridays and Saturdays, October 2-31; 7:30–11 p.m. 
  • Tickets—$20; VIP—$40

Red Vein combines an immersive storyline, realistic sets, and extreme scares. The haunted attraction includes both indoor and outdoor elements, and is not recommended for children under the age of 13 (parental discretion advised).

Terror on the Farm (Beaverdam) 

  • 12607 Old Ridge Road, Beaverdam, VA  23015
  • Fridays and Saturdays, October 2-31, 7–11 p.m. | Sundays and Thursdays, October 11–29, 7–10 p.m.
  • Tickets—Scream Pass (all 4 haunts) $30; Booger Woods $20; Revenge $10;  Bloody Bayou $10; The Wolf’s Den $10; Fast Pass (Add On) | $10 Friday and Sunday nights, $15 Saturday nights. Purchase with admission tickets.
  • Groups of 15 or more: $25 Friday nights and $20 Sunday nights on SCREAM PASS purchase. There are no group discounts on Saturday nights. All tickets must be purchased together in one transaction. 

Note: Tickets can only be purchased at the farm beginning at 6:30 on the nights of the event. We suggest you purchase tickets early because some nights we will sell out.

Our haunts change every year. You will never know what to expect from year to year! Come enjoy the food concessions, music, DJ, bonfire, and a good scare.

Richmond:

Dead City Lodge Haunted Attraction (Richmond) 

  • Hadad’s Lake, 7900 Osborne Tnpk, Henrico, VA 23231
  • October 23, 24, 30, 31; 7:30–11 p.m.
  • Tickets—$10 per car

ALL new scares and a new location!! Central Virginia's ONLY DRIVE-THRU HAUNT!

Church Hill Chillers (Richmond) 

  • Tour meets at Patrick Henry's Pub & Grille, 2300 E. Broad Street
  • Select Saturdays in October, 8 p.m. (Additional dates and times the week of Halloween)
  • Tickets—$17 online, $20 at event; Under 13 years old—$13 online, $15 at event

Birthplace of the American Revolution, and home to a notorious Civil War spy, Church Hill's colorful past has produced a cadre of restless spirits in its buildings, graveyards, and under its streets!

Eerie Nights Ghost Tour (Richmond) 

  • Private Tours only (maximum of 10 people)
  • Contact Event Coordinator for pricing, dates, and times. 
  • Trolley Tours have been canceled this year.

Eerie Nights is a theatrical storytelling experience where guides in special effects make-up, period costume, and in the character of a Richmonder from the 1800s or 1920s will lead you to several historic and haunted sites on our walking (or) trolley ghost tours. At each site they will tell tales of the history and paranormal activity associated with the location.

Phantoms of Franklin (Richmond) 

Phantoms of Franklin Tour, Richmond

Hauntsofrichmond.com

  • Tour meets in front of The Jefferson Hotel, 101 W. Franklin Street
  • Select dates and times
  • Tickets—$17 online, $20 at event; Under 13 years old—$13 online, $15 at event

Come discover the eerie beauty of Richmond's turn-of-the-century Franklin Street. Home to many notable and beautiful landmarks, it's easy to see why spirits of days past would still linger here today.

Shadows of Shockoe (Richmond) 

  • Tour meets in front of Poe Museum at 1914 E. Main Street.
  • Fridays and Saturdays in October | 7 and 8 p.m. (Additional dates and times the week of Halloween)
  • Tickets—$17 online, $20 at event; Under 13 years old—$13 online, $15 at event

A fascinating nighttime exploration of Shockoe Bottom, the oldest and most haunted neighborhood in Richmond. Over 400 years of life and death have produced ample share of those caught between this world and the next.

 

Where will you be spending the Halloween season?  Is your favorite haunt still open but isn't on the list?  Let us know in the comments!