The Scariest Haunted Houses Near Washington DC
With Halloween coming up fast, it's time to get ready for some frightening fun. Haunted houses are a great tradition for the October holiday and Washington DC provides plenty of spooky choices.
Fright at the Museum
The Crime Museum located in the Penn Quarter provides one of the best haunted houses in the area. Every year, the museum is transformed into a place for the criminally insane. The Museum will be open this year for six nights on October 18th, 19th, 24th, 25th, 27th, and 31st and entry is granted between 7pm and 9:30pm.Tickets are $30 per person.
Found in Warrenton, VA, on Maple Tree Lane, this is another very scary haunted house. Its location on an old abandoned farm provides the perfect set-up for spooky happenings around each corner. The history behind this haunted farm makes it all the creepier. It's recommended that children under 13 only come with an adult. The cost is $15 per person. Opening weekend is October 4th and 5th and the gates open at 7pm.
A haunted adventure located at 19790- Ashburn Road in Ashburn, Virginia, this is one scary place. This 30-minute journey through the pitch black woods will have everyone in your party screaming for mercy. The adventure opens on October 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th. General admission is $20 and a speed pass is available for $30.
Bradley Farms Haunted House
A haunted house for everybody, Bradley Farms is frightening but provides interludes for the kids when it's not so scary. Confront your deepest, darkest fears in Herndon, Virginia on October 25th and 26th. Entry is only $5 and proceeds benefit the Herndon-Reston Fish. It will be open from 6pm to 10pm on the 25th and 26th with a special time for kids from 1pm to 5pm on the 26th.