Where Are The Best Haunted Houses In Connecticut?

Well this is it, the night before Halloween. Your last chance to get to all the haunted houses in Connecticut. There are a lot of them to pick from, so CT BOOM has put together a list of some of the best.  Here are the top 4. 



1.  The Dark Manor, Norwich, CT 

Turns out that this place is so haunted that it’s not unheard of to find real ghosts mixed in with the actors.  It’s become such a thing that they’ve hired GONE (Ghosts of the North East) Paranormal to investigate the home.  That event is happening this Thursday, October 10th.  This location is actually two places in one.  There’s a two-story haunted house as well as the outdoor graveyard and haunted village.


2.  Trail of Terror, Wallingford, CT 

Since 1994, Wallingford has been the home to one of the most respected Halloween attractions in New England.  As a non-profit they have raised over $700,000 for local charities.  Their actors are volunteers that truly love scaring the hell out of you.  From what I understand their new ticket system helps shorten wait times but it’s pretty much mandatory to buy your tickets online for a scheduled time slot- So certainly get all those details before planning a road trip.


3.  Spooky Kingdom, Plantsville, CT 

With over 15 animated attractions, Spooky Kingdom is a family obsession.  What started with a few gravestones in 2002 has grown into a fun visit for those who live in the area.  It’s the definition of what a basic haunted house must have- fog machines, a hearse and lots of blood.  No admission cost is required and all donations benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.


4. Nightmare on Wolcott Street, Waterbury, CT 

Boasting 55 rooms of horror, Nightmare on Wolcott Street certainly won’t disappoint.  You can’t escape the monsters… err, actors.  They’ve been known to get so close that you can feel their breath (although they won’t touch you!) and you may be chased through the parking lot.  Be ready for horror from the moment you step onto their property!


See the rest of the list HERE


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