Halloween Screams for the Older Crowd: Haunted Houses & More

Halloween Screams for the Older Crowd: Haunted Houses & More

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The fearless and brave are invited to these spooky nighttime gatherings! These haunted houses, trails, mazes, and more are for the older crowd to get their scary fix this Halloween season!

American Scream Halloween Selfie Museum | Tysons, VA
Sept 13-Nov 3, 2019
Face your fears, and get an Instagram-worthy picture in the process, at the American Scream Halloween Selfie Museum! This brand new Halloween-inspired museum includes 10+ scare-worthy installations. Choose your scare level and capture the entire experience on camera — take pics in a gruesome morgue, in an ancient Egyptian tomb, in a  twisted doll factory, at a voodoo ritual, and more! When purchasing admission online, get $5 off with code DULLESMOM.

Fields of Fear | Chantilly, VA
Sept 20-Nov 2, 2019
Find out what lurks in the fields of Cox Farms after hours in the Fields of Fear! Scream your way through over 20 acres of the most frightful haunts, including the Cornightmare, Dark Side Hayride, and The Forest: Back 40! End the night with a bonfire and dance party at The Fairgrounds and Fear Games attraction, perfect for lightening the mood…or not!

Haunted Trail: Breakout | Lorton, VA
Oct 1-31, 2019
Workhouse Arts Center is proud, and terrified, to present their 2019 Haunted Trail: Breakout! Frightmasters bring your nightmares to life as the grounds of an abandoned reformatory come alive across the 55-acre campus.

Shocktober | Leesburg, VA
Oct 4-Nov 2, 2019
Creepy clowns and carnival carnage await only the bravest souls at Shocktober’s Carlheim Manor! As the area’s only real haunted house, Carlheim Manor is proud to host two utterly frightening attractions throughout the various levels of the house, which have been turned into a horrifying haunted camp! Brave your way through campers, camp counselors, and the Carnival of Souls, found in the manor’s terrifying basement!

Haunted Laurianne Woods | Gainesville, VA
Oct 19-31, 2019
There are six parts to The Laurianne Woods, each one slightly more terrifying than the next. Visitors are invited to travel through each area at their own risk, discovering the unearthly creatures that reside in the cemetery, pumpkin patch, or even the Cleburne Family Plot! Whatever you do, don’t scream.

Madhaunter’s Madhouse Pop-Up Haunted House | Leesburg, VA
Oct 25-Nov 2, 2019
The haunt will feature blood-curdling screams, endless scares, and the region’s most terrifying scare actors in a 6-8 minute, indoor fright experience. Guests who escape the Madhouse, which will be curated in ChefScape’s event space, will exit into the Food Hall, where they can visit The Bar for Halloween-themed drinks or one of ChefScape’s many food vendors to create their own drinking and dining adventure.

The Clifton Haunted Trail | Clifton, VA
October 26, 2019
You have one night to conquer your fears this year and travel the haunted paths of the half-mile-long Clifton Haunted Trail! Featuring eight spooky scenes filled acres, guests will also enjoy moonlit monster movies, concession stands, and more!

Plus, don’t miss all the Halloween fun at local amusement parks, including:
Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream | Williamsburg, VA
Frightland at Fun Land | Fredericksburg, VA
Hersheypark in the Dark| Hershey, PA
Kings Dominion’s Halloween Haunt | Doswell, VA
Six Flags’ Frightfest | Upper Marlboro, MD

Willing to drive? Check out these regional opportunities:
Cornstalker’s Trail of Terror | Waldorf, MD
Field of Screams Maryland | Olney, MD
Haunted Hollow | Warrenton, VA
Laurels House of Horror | Laurel, MD
Markoffs Haunted Forest | Dickerson, MD
The Nevermore Haunt | Baltimore, MD
Screamland Farms | Frederick, MD

Disclaimer/Terms: These opportunities are subject to last-minute cancellations; always confirm by calling/clicking.

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