Local Haunted Houses to Get Your Heart Racing

Give yourself some thrills and chills at a haunted house or spooky walk through the woods!

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Haunted houses have begun to pop up everywhere, from historical buildings to fire departments, and each has something different that makes it special.  Though most people commonly think of monsters, animals, and witches as being scary, you can count on terrifying clowns, ghoulish ghosts, and characters from popular horror films. Be sure to read up on each haunted house and spooky walk so that you know what you are getting into ahead of time, and take recommendations seriously, as many of these events are not appropriate for children unless a kids walk is specifically scheduled. 

To make the most of your haunted house experience, many houses are selling tickets in advance online (many for a discounted price) and are also selling fast passes so that you can skip the line and the wait so nothing stands between you and a good scream session!  Bring friends along for a memorable night together - or to use one another as human shields - and you can also benefit from group/family pricing.

Have a screaming good time at these spooky events, only available for a limtied time!

Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse
215 South Country Road, Bellport, NY 11713
631-286-1133
Dates: October - 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
Times: Weekdays & Sundays: 7PM - 10 PM, Fri & Sat 7PM – Midnight
Cost: $25 per adult/$35 fast pass in advance, $30 per adult/$40 fast pass at the door
$10 per person at the Not So Scary Adventure for Kids

Travel through twisting corridors and labyrinths with scares at every turn of this 100-year-old estate. A Not So Scary Adventure for Kids will be held Saturdays and Sundays through October 31st from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

F&W Schmitt's Family Farm Haunted Mansion of Melville
26 Pinelawn Road, Melville, NY 11717
631-271-3276
Dates: October 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31
Times: Sunday - Thursday: 7 pm – 11 pm, Friday - Saturday: 7 pm – 12 am
Cost: $19 per person for the Haunted Mansion, $11 per person for the Haunted Corn Maze, $5 per person for the Experiment, $30 per person for the Combo Pass

Scmitt’s Family Farm is one of Long Island’s largest haunted houses, and offers the greatest variety of Halloween-themed activities.  Not recommended for children age 8 and under.

Chamber of Horrors Presents: Trilogy of Fear
1745 Express Drive North, Hauppauge, NY 11788
855-227-6384
Dates: October 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31
Times: Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM – 11PM, Sundays 7 PM – 10 PM
Cost: $25 per adult, $35 RIP pass (skip the lines), $60 Death Certificate (immediate access at a specific date and time)

The Trilogy of Fear features three attractions: Maniac Manor, Toxic City, and the Witch Asylum.  On Sundays, you can go to a Kill the Light event, where you can walk through the Chamber of Horrors with only one glow stick to light your way.

NYZ Apocalypse
450 Commack Road, Deer Park, NY 11729
631-392-4700
Dates: October: 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, November: 1
Times: Fridays 6 PM – 11 PM, Saturdays 6 PM - Midnight
Cost: $30 per person for the Containment Package, $35 per person for the Outbreak Package, $40 per person for the Extermination Package, and $37.50 per person for the family package with a minimum of 5 members

Zombie hunters rejoice – Long Island’s zombie survival experience is something that has to be seen to be believed.  Gear up against hordes of zombies at the Apollo Prison System using full size laser guns that are accurate to up to 500 yards and feature recoil systems.

Fright Night Haunted House at Karts
701 Union Parkway, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
631-737-5278
Dates: Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10/17 through 10/31
Hours: Friday & Saturday 7 PM – 11 PM, Sunday 7 – 10 PM
Kids Spooky Walk Through: 11 AM – 6 PM any day
Cost: $13 per person, $10 per person in groups of 5 or more, $5 kids walk through

Check out 13 rooms filled with terrifying scares that will frighten the pants off of anyone!  There is also a daytime walk through for children.

Darkside Haunted House
5184 Route 25A, Wading River, NY 11792
631-369-7227
Dates: Oct 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, & Nov 1.
Times: Sundays and Columbus Day: 6pm - 10pm, Monday-Thursday: 7pm - 11pm, Fridays: 7pm - 12am, Saturdays: 6pm - 12am
Daytime Children's Matinee: Saturdays, Sundays, & Columbus Day from 1PM - 5PM.
Cost: $23 per person, $33 per Fast Pass, $18 Group Rate (minimum 15 people)

With movie-quality sets and bone-chilling special effects, Darkside Haunted House will be a frightfully memorable experience you won't soon forget!

Bayville Scream Park
8 Bayville Avenue, Bayville, NY 11709
516-624-4678
Dates: October: 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, November: 1, 6, 7
Times: Fridays and Saturdays: 6 PM – 2 AM; Sundays & Weekdays: 6-10 PM
Open for Kids Day Activities every Saturday, Sunday, and Columbus Day from 11 AM – 6 PM
Cost: $19.75 per person and up, see page for details

The ghosts and ghouls have invaded Bayside Adventure Park!  Come see five new attractions: Bloodworth Haunted Mansion, Uncle Needle's Fun House of Fear, Temple of Terror, Zombie Pirates and Evil in the Woods!

Spooky Fest – The Woods are Haunted!
1 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-764-0045
Dates: October 17, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, November 1
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Cost: $10 for non-spooky attractions, $15 for all attractions

The Center for Science Teaching and Learning has gone to the dark side, and offers a Not-so-Spooky walk for kids, and a Scary Walk for braver souls.  There will also be arts and crafts available for kids, along with live animal exhibits and the Maze of Madness!

Spooky Walk at Camp Paquatuck
Chet Swezey Road, Center Moriches, NY 11934
631-878-1070
Dates: October 16, 17, 23, 24
Times: 7 PM - 9 PM
Cost: $15 per person

Support Camp Paquatuck, a camp for children and adults with special needs, by going on one of the longest Spooky Walks in the area.  This one is about 45 minutes long, unless you run through screaming!

Farmingville Fire Department Fright House
1080 Portion Road, Farmingville, NY 11738
631-732-6611
Dates: October 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, & November 1
Times: 6:30 PM – 11 PM
Cost: $8 per person

Don’t be afraid of the dark – be afraid of what’s in the dark at this scary building walk-through which supports the Farmingville Volunteer Fire Department.

Haunted Castle
127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY 11050
516-571-7901
Dates: October 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31
Times: 6 PM – 11 PM
Cost: $20 per person ($15 for members)

The old Hempstead House has been transformed into a haunted castle, complete with the souls of wealthy tycoons, a stormy actress, servants from the past, and spirits of children from World War II continue to haunt the home.

HorseAbility Haunted Hay Barn
223 Store Hill Road, Old Westbury, NY 11568
516-333-6151
Dates: October 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 30, & 31
Times: 6 PM – 10 PM
Cost: $13 per person

The twisted mind behind the Bayville Haunted Fire House bring you this haunted hay barn with 13 themed rooms that are certain to play to your every fear.  This event is not recommended for children under the age of 10.