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Top 5 Haunted Houses in Baltimore and the Vicinity


Those looking to get scared this Halloween season need not search very far: the areas around Baltimore have some top rated haunted houses, creepy mazes, and more! Haunted houses are listed in order of distance from Central Baltimore -- it's up to you to decide the scare factor.

Please be advised that these haunted houses are not recommended for children. Please check individual websites for age suggestions if you have a child.

Field of Screams Maryland
4501 Olney Laytonsville Rd., Olney, MD; 240-366-7273
(38 miles from Baltimore's city center)
Field of Screams is the largest haunted attraction in Maryland and Virginia. Go on a 35-minute walk through a haunted forest, explore a creepy former orphanage, take a ride on a haunted hayride, or shoot paintballs at zombies.
Tickets: Starting at $15 per attraction

Kim's Krypt
431 Eastern Blvd. Essex, MD; 410-391-7726
(8 miles from Baltimore's city center)

Owner Kim Yates has been creating haunted houses since 1994. This year, Kim's Krypt will take the form of a Zombie Apocalypse. Hearse rides are also available for $5.
Tickets: $15

Bennett's Curse
8024 Max Blobs Park Rd., Jessup, MD; 410-538-6461
(15 miles from Baltimore's city center)

A Halloween tradition now 12 years in the making, Bennett's Curse includes three terrifying haunted houses in one complex: the House of the Vampyres, Zombie Kingdom in 3D, and the Sanctuary of Insanity.
Tickets: $30

Creepywoods Haunted Forest
11898 Philadelphia Rd., Kingsville, MD; 410-538-6461
(16 miles from Baltimore's city center)

Huber's Farm becomes home to a haunted trail full of live actors, special effects, and creepy monsters. Creepywoods was featured on "Making Monsters," a show on the Travel Channel. Be sure to dress for the great outdoors.
Tickets: $20

Fort Howard Haunted Dungeons
500 North Point Rd., Fort Howard, Edgemere, MD
(15 miles from Baltimore's city center)

Get ready for hours of fun and fear inside historic military bunkers used during the War of 1812. Walk through a series of themed dungeons where you'll be confronted by costumed employees (and, perhaps, some resident spirits). Be sure to arrive early, as the park closes once the attraction reaches capacity.
Tickets: $15 adults, $12 children

Honorable Mention:

Jason's Woods
99 Stehman Rd., Lancaster, PA; 717-872-5789
(78 miles from Baltimore's city center)

Jason's Woods takes live actors, animatronics, special effects, and sound design to present a horrifying hayride with a junkyard theme, Barn of Terror with unforgettably creepy animals, pirate-themed treasure hunt complete with zombie pirates and other deadly creatures, haunted trail walk, and carnival of fear. A mystery maze and theater are also included in the ticket price. This haunted house might be more of a drive, but it really is the best place to get more scare for your buck.
Dates & Times: Open 7-10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 7-9 p.m. on Sundays from September 28 through October 28
Admission: $25 for three attractions or $45 for five attractions (general admission); $40 for three attractions or $60 for five attractions (VIP admission); group rates available

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