These haunted attractions in Maryland will leave you both thrilled and terrified!
Here you’ll find all the best haunted attractions in Maryland (and terrifying attractions!) from scream parks, scary haunted houses, bizarre creatures, zombies, trails of terror and more scary fun.
These haunted places will leave you and any thrill seeker you bring with you, more than satisfied this halloween season.
So if you’re ready to be scared, you’re in the right place!
#1 Bedlam in the Boro
Dates: Opens 6th October (on select nights)
Bedlam in the Boro offers a spine-chilling haunted hayride through a dark, eerie forest. As you board the creaking wagon, prepare for heart-pounding moments as ghostly characters emerge from the shadows, and nightmarish scenes unfold.
Guests will come face-to-face with vengeful ghosts, menacing creatures, and shocking scares. The hayride promises heart-pounding thrills, making it a must-visit haunt in Maryland.
Apart from this, my kids and I enjoyed the delicious food options like the fries, hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, and so on that this place provided.
Note: The minimum age for hayride is 7 years.
#2 Bennett’s Curse Haunted House
7875 Eastpoint Mall, Baltimore, MD 21224
Dates: Opens 29th September (on select nights)
Bennett’s Curse Haunted House attraction, located in Baltimore County, is one of the best-haunted houses in all of Maryland. With it’s close proximity to Washington DC, a lot of people come from the capitol as well.
With 18 years of operation, Bennett’s Curse is back with its most terrifying show yet, Bennett’s Curse MONSTER FEST, combining the best scenes and monsters from their previous shows.
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Visitors can explore the spine-chilling Zombie Kingdom and brave a haunted maze. They also offer a speed pass if you don’t want to wait in lines and get straight to the thrilling experience. This is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Please note: they do not recommended this for children below the age of 7.
#3 Legends of the Fog
500 Carsins Run Road, Aberdeen, MD 21001
Dates: Opens 23rd September (on select nights)
Legends of the Fog is a must-visit indoor-outdoor haunted attraction that offers a unique array of thrills and is one of the best haunted houses in Maryland.
At their Haunted Hayride you’ll escape the zombie horde in this open-air Halloween hayride, with terrifying scenes that prove nightmares can come true.
The Haunted Farewell Hotel is where you check into this nerve-racking, close-quarters, haunted hotel for an interactive haunted house experience that will haunt your dreams.
If you’ve ever been before, you’ll remember their Sinister Circus. And now, it’s back and bigger than ever! This Fog Fan Favorite features a hellish circus with frightening acts, from the bearded lady to conjoined twins.
You also don’t want to miss the Cornstalkers Maze. You’ll explore the moonlit corn maze under a starry sky, but beware of rustles in the corn because you won’t be alone.
#4 Kids Halloween Trail
Dates: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from September 29 – October 31, 2023
Since Hackney Haunts won’t be open this Halloween, they have come up with an event called Kids Halloween Trail and they’re hosting it at Spring Meadow Farms.
This trail is all about fun and festivities – no scary actors or spooky elements.
Here, you’ll find:
- Friendly Halloween inflatables
- Cheerful Halloween decorations
- Kids’ music & fun lighting
- Plenty of family-friendly photo opportunities
While you’re at Spring Meadows, be sure to explore all the other offerings they have, including:
- A produce stand
- Farmers market
- The Bus Stop ice cream shop
- Char’d BBQ
- A kids’ play area
- and more
It’s a wholesome Halloween attraction for the whole family to enjoy.
Tip: This even is especially meant for kids from ages 2-10.
#5 Hackney Haunts
Dates: Closed for 2023, expected to return for 2024
Hackney Haunts, a popular haunted attraction, is unfortunately closed for the year 2023.
However, enthusiasts can eagerly anticipate its return in 2024.
As they enter their fifth year of operation, visitors can look forward to a thrilling experience with two main attractions: “Rest In Pieces” and “All Hallows Eve.”
#6 Cornstalkers Trail of Terror
Dates: Opens Friday, October 6th, 2023- November 4th 2023 (on select nights)
Cornstalker’s Trail of Terror offers a heart-pounding adventure for thrill-seekers.
As you navigate the haunted corn mazes, you’ll encounter a series of terrifying scenes and unexpected scares. The dark corn maze is filled with spooky creatures and ghouls.
But that’s not all!
Enter the world of the Hillbilly Homestead, where deranged inhabitants wait to send shivers down your spine. Meet Mr. Graves at the corn maze. He may guide you through the maze or share his sinister secrets, adding an extra layer of fear to your adventure.
#7 301 Devils Playground Haunted Attraction
Dates: Every Friday and Saturday from September 29 – November 4, 2023
Devil’s Playground Haunted Attraction is an adrenaline-pumping adventure that combines traditional scares with innovative twists.
Enter the Haunted Barn, where the darkness conceals the horrors that lurk inside. You’ll need your wits to make it through.
Brace yourself for the Barn of Torture, a terrifying journey into the macabre. Put on your 3-D glasses and step into a world of psychedelic terror. 3-D Phobia offers a unique and disorienting experience that will leave your senses on edge.
Then dare to enter the House of Hell, where nightmares come to life. This haunt will push your fear to the limit as you navigate its chilling corridors and face horrifying apparitions.
The zombie hunts are a unique experience at this place. Armed with a glow stick, you’ll venture into the darkness to battle hordes of the undead. Can you survive the zombie apocalypse?
#8 Nevermore Haunt
450 Mott Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Dates: October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31 – November 4, 2023
Each year, Nevermore Haunt presents fresh and inventive themes that transport visitors into disturbing and nightmarish realms.
From haunted asylums to decrepit graveyards, the attention to detail in the sets is truly impressive. The Haunt also bears local craft beers that just add to the whole experience.
Note: It is not allowed for children under 4 feet of height.
More Terror? If you’re heading to Pennsylvania, Kim’s Krypt Haunted Mill is only 60 minutes from Baltimore.
#9 Laurel’s House of Horror
Dates: Opening night 22nd September
Did you know that Laurel’s House of Horror is built inside of an abandoned movie theater? It isn’t just about scares. It also offers an intriguing escape room challenge.
Test your wits and teamwork as you work to solve puzzles and unravel mysteries to make your escape before time runs out.
Prepare yourself for an actor to jump-scare you as you solve your way out.
#10 Ravenseye Manor
Dates: Every Friday and Saturday from September 30 – November 5, 2023
Ravenseye Manor is a sinister and immersive haunted attraction that promises an unforgettable journey into the darkest corners of fear.
Located at Jordan Road, MD, this attraction is known for its Cursed Hayride, Dark Corn Maze, The Haunted Manor House, and the Carnival of Souls.
Among these, I would recommend Carnival of Souls the most. It is a Backlight/3D experience that makes everything around you feel real. With its gripping storylines, incredible set design, interactive characters, and innovative special effects, it stands as a must-visit haunted attraction in Maryland.
#11 Field of Screams Maryland
Dates: Sept 23, 29-30 & October 6-8, 12-14, 15, 19-22, 26-31
The Field of Screams in Montgomery County is just a short drive from Baltimore and Philadelphia. Beginning your experience with bonfires and concessions, the Field is scary and enticing.
This timed ticketing event offers general admission and VIP admission. For the VIP admission, you can enjoy all four attractions at a lower price.
- Scream Parks: expanded to 55 horrifying stations
- Haunted Trail: 26 stations filled with terrifying sounds, animations, and weirdos.
- Carnival Town Games: This includes 4 games- Axe throwing, Zombie Brain Smash, Crypt Ring Toss, and Body Bean Bag Pumpkin Toss
Note: This haunted land is only meant for children above the age of 9.
#12 Trimper’s Haunted House
On The Boardwalk, 720 S Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842
Dates: Open year round on Fri, Sat & Sun
Trimper’s Haunted House is a historic and iconic haunted attraction located on the Ocean City Boardwalk in Maryland.
Step into a classic dark ride experience as you board a creaky, old-fashioned vehicle that takes you on a journey through the haunted house’s creepy corridors.
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The rides here would make you laugh and cry at the same time.
Trimper’s Haunted House is generally considered a family-friendly haunt, making it suitable for a wide range of ages. It provides a fun introduction to the world of haunted attractions for younger visitors.
#13 Markoff’s Haunted Forest
Dates: Opens 29th September (on select nights)
Markoff’s Haunted Forest takes full advantage of its natural surroundings, immersing visitors in a dense forest where fear lurks around every corner.
Known for its epic scenes and creepy weirdos, the Haunted Forest would make you scared first and laugh second.
Three attractions include:
- Markoff’s Midway: Before diving into the horrors of the forest, explore Markoff’s Midway, where you’ll find an array of entertainment, food, and activities.
- The Haunted Trail: Take an outdoor journey through the sinister woods.
- The Town: Here, you’ll encounter chilling scenes, haunted buildings, and interactive scares that will leave you trembling.
Note: Meant for children above the age of 12.
#14 AVFD Station 7 Terror Trail
Date: Every Friday and Saturday from September 30 – October 28, 2023
Location: 2380 Davidsonville Road Gambrills, MD
Station 7 Terror Trail is set in a real fire station, adding an eerie authenticity to the haunt. The Terror Trail is so scary that kids below the age of 8 won’t even get a glimpse of it.
But we have good news for you – there are activities for younger children at the ticket booth.
Plus, there’s a Boo Haunt loop- that lets you spend the scary-quality moments with your kids.
And, guess what? AVFD has come up with its twist of scavenger hunt so put your detective glasses on and help your kids solve the scary mysteries.
#15 Zombies at the Zoo
Rising Sun, MD
Dates: October 7th – 31st (open every Friday and Saturday)
At Zombies at the Zoo, you won’t just be observing animals; you’ll be hunting zombies!
Participate in thrilling zombie hunts where you and your team take on the role of zombie hunters, armed with paintball guns or other weapons to fend off the undead horde.
This haunted experience also lets you volunteer to be a part of the zombie apocalypse. It’s up to you now, either be a zombie or a zombie hunter.
Activities you can do here:
- Explore the haunted woods
- Find a way out of the Zombie Containment Maze
- Kill Real ‘live’ zombies in Paintball Hay Ride
#16 Fort Howard Haunted Dungeons
Fort Howard, MD
Dates: Every weekend Sept 29 – Oct 29, 2023
Taking place in the frightening confines of Fort Howard Park, a former military installation with a rich and mysterious history, it features multiple levels of horror, each with its own nightmarish theme and terrifying surprises.
Descend into the dungeons, navigate pitch-black tunnels, and confront your deepest fears.
Also considered as an ‘Outdoor haunt’, the dungeons stay true to their name. You can spot multiple actors all around, and when you least expect it, they will jump-scare you.
#17 Annapolis Ghost Tours
Dates: Year round, every night of the week
Annapolis Ghost Tours is an enchanting journey through the historic streets of Annapolis Maryland. Led by spirited and period-attired guides, you’ll embark on a journey through the narrow, creaky streets of Annapolis.
These Annapolis tours takes you to various locations where ghostly encounters and mysterious events have left an indelible mark, leaving you with a sense of wonder and curiosity about the afterlife.
While the walking tour may send shivers down your spine, it focuses on storytelling rather than jump scares, making it an ideal choice for those who prefer a more suspenseful and intriguing exploration of the paranormal.
Did you know?
Maryland is also home to Dr. Samuel A Mudd’s House who helped John Wilkes Booth with his broken leg following the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. You can take guided tours through the house and walk the property. Some have said to have seen the doctor’s ghost roaming the property.
Good to Know Before You Go
- These haunted houses are definitely sensory overload so consider that for anyone who may be bothered
- Not all of these haunted attractions are meant for the entire family so make sure to look for age restrictions and you know best how your kids wil handle these scary surprises
- Creepywoods Haunted Forest has permanently closed
- For nearly all of these haunted attractions, you’ll need to not only follow their rules, you need to know you are entering at your own risk.
- All the haunted houses have online ticket purchases available. If you plan on going without purchasing ahead of time, make sure walk-up sales are available
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