To celebrate Halloween, the Hudson Valley is the place to be. Sleepy Hollow is here, and a few of our haunted houses are featured on TV and online as the scariest haunted houses in the nation. Below is a list of some of the most popular haunted houses in the Hudson Valley. (last updated September 2015)
85 Sheafe Road, Poughkeepsie.
This haunted mansion is celebrating its 39th year, and is one of the longest running haunts in the country. It includes three attractions: the Reunion, Transylvania Terrors, and the Vampire Hunter.
In 2015, it will open on October 2, 2015. General admission is $25, with family pricing on Sundays. There are two kids days, October 12 and 25, for you to enjoy without really frightening the little ones.
101 Route 17M, Monroe
This haunted house and haunted trail features 11 haunted attractions at one location. It includes both indoor and outdoor attractions, where you have to walk through the historic village into the dark woods.
It opens the weekend of September 25 in 2015. Admissions is $45 for all the attractions.
The location of this haunted attraction is also home to the Renaissance Fair. You will find five haunted attractions, including Uncle Jimmie's Place, Das Kamp, Blind Panic, the Graveyard, and the Slaughterhouse.
Admissions costs between $20-$30. The Forest of Fear opens October 9 to November 1, 2015.
The Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses was voted as America's #1 Haunted Attraction by hauntworld.com in 2015. You start with a theatrical one-mile hayride, and features a corn maze, 7 haunted attractions which include: The Lunar Motel, Glutton's Diner & Slaughter House, Slither's Pet Shop, Dark Harvest Corn Maze, Night Shade Nursery & Greenhouse, Dr. Dark's Black Spider Sideshow, The Feeding, Dahlia Blood's Manor, with skilled stunt actors and a magic-illusion side show starring Ryan Dutcher.
The haunted house opens in mid-September and continues through the first weekend of November. Admissions is $45.95, but there are discounts online and for groups. Children's day is on October 10 and October 24, 2015.
Philipsburg Manor, 381 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow NY 10591
With Sleepy Hollow being home to the famous Headless Horseman, it is the perfect setting for a haunted house. Every October, the historic Philipsburg Manor is transformed into a terrifying landscape of vampires, witches, undead soldiers, ghouls, and ghosts serving the Headless Horseman.
The Village of Sleepy Hollow also host an annual Haunted Hayride, this year on October 23 and 24, 2015. You will be retracing the exact path that Ichabod Crane took from the Headless Horseman.
While at Sleepy Hollow, you can also visit Jay Ghoul's House of Curiosities. You can experience the gothic Lyndhurst estate with all its seasonal decorations, and meet castle dwellers such as Maleficent, Dracula, Henry VII, Hogwarts wizards, and the Wicked Witch. This attraction is appropriate for all ages.
Visit the historic Sleepy Village website for more Halloween events.
The Sound Haunted House at Playland Amusement Park will be in its 16th consecutive year. Attractions at the park include Crypt Walk, the Haunted Wine Cellar, Creepy Morgue, Tunnels of Doom, and more. The amusement park rides are not open, however.
The haunted house is not suitable for children under 10. Admissions is $16 per person.
25 ThruView Farm Road, Lake Katrine
The Barn of Terror opens October 2, 2015. Visitors will walk through a large haunted barn. Afterwards, the horror continues at the haunted corn fields.
Admissions is $25 in 2015.
84 Lakeside Road, Newburgh, NY
Known as the Terror Dome before, it has been revamped as Golin's Hollow. There are five attractions here, which opens from October 2 to October 31 on weekends.
Ticket price is $34.99 at the door, and $29.99 online.
Pitcher Lane, Red Hook, New York
Walk through the cemetery and an indoor maze. Opens weekends in October, starting October 9, 2015. Admissions is $12 for adults, $6 for children 10 and under.