Visit These Haunted Halloween Destinations Around the Main Line and Western Suburbs

From family-friendly fun to downright scary, these events will add to All Hallows’ Eve.

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In the mood for a good scare this Halloween? These haunted attractions around the Philadelphia suburbs will leave you spooked to your core.

Spooky season is in full swing and, with Halloween right around the corner, here are some of the top haunted attractions to get the chills around Philadelphia’s western suburbs.

Bates Motel

1835 N. Middletown Rd., Glen Mills

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Looking for a scare? This fall, the Bates Motel hosts its annual Haunted Hayride and the Revenge of the Scarecrows Haunted Corn Trail along with the classic Bates Motel haunted house. The Bates Motel is open through Halloween, Monday through Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and weekends from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (10 p.m. on Fridays).

Chilling West Chester: A Dark History Walking Tour

225 North High St., West Chester

See West Chester like you’ve never seen it before via this spooky tour. Presented by the Chester County History Center, the event invites guests to listen to macabre stories from the borough’s history while visiting landmarks downtown. Experience the horrors of the infamous Chester County Prison and tales of cold-blooded killers tried at the courthouse, then learn the bloody history that the alleys and inns of West Chester have endured the last 200 years.

Eastern State Penitentiary

2027 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia

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With five haunted houses, historic tours, themed bars and live entertainment, Eastern State Penitentiary’s Halloween Nights ensure that every visitor experiences all the frights. Step inside the abandoned penitentiary complex if you dare on select evenings through November 11.

Pennhurst Asylum

250 Commonwealth Dr., Spring City


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After the Pennhurst State School, an institution for mentally and physically disabled individuals, closed in 1987, it has since become one of the scariest attractions in the U.S. Get ready for paranormal hauntings with three different attractions that are open on weekends in October through the first weekend of November from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. This year, Pennhurst will also host overnight paranormal investigations, open until 2 a.m. with access to all four floors of the notoriously haunted asylum.

Lincoln Mill Haunted House

4100 Main St., Manayunk

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In 2021, a hidden chamber was discovered under Manayunk’s Lincoln Mill during repairs to damage caused by Hurricane Ida. A shockingly dark history was uncovered below the basement level and has been turned into a haunted attraction for guests to experience on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and select Sunday evenings through the first weekend of November.

Scream Mountain Haunted Adventures

757 Spring Mountain Rd., Spring Mountain

Navigate a haunted trail in the dark after taking a chilling chairlift up the dark side of the mountain. Following a winding and dimly lit path, you’ll encounter horrors beyond imagination. After making it down the mountain, your reward is a haunted hayride taking you to the demise of the local quarrymen murdered in their sleep. Tickets are available every Friday and Saturday through October 28.

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