The Four Most Frightening Halloween Attractions in Philadelphia

Written by Carlyle Property Management on 10.10.17

Halloween Attractions PhillyIt is October, and that means that Autumn is in full swing. It also means that Halloween is just around the corner! Philadelphia is well-known for the vibrant and exciting changes of the seasons, and Autumn is perhaps the most dynamic change of the year.

Philadelphia residents have a robust holiday spirit – particularly when it comes to celebrating Halloween! Of the many benefits associated with living in Philadelphia, the ability to celebrate Halloween in all its spooky glory is considered one of the best. Here are four of the most fun and frightening Halloween events in Philadelphia:

Terror Behind The Walls

This frightening attraction is located in the Eastern State Penitentiary – a once-active, now-abandoned prison. In addition to the tortured souls of former inmates floating through the corridors, this structure hosts a world-class experience put on by more than 200 performers, utilizing special effects and countless props.

The Valley of Fear

Bucks County is home to what is known as the Valley of Fear. This wooded area offers several frightening attractions, including a maze inhabited by zombies and a truly spooky hayride.


If you want to really have the wits shaken out of you, take a drive over to Shady Brook Farm for HorrorFest, which boasts a variety of bone-chilling attractions and is definitely not for the faint of heart. If you dare, check out the Hayride of Horror, the gory Carnage Maze and The Barn of Horror. Or – for a change of pace – experience an alien encounter of the Third Kind.

House in the Hallow

This ghostly manor once housed the poor and homeless, including many orphans. Today, it is legitimately believed to be haunted. See for yourself, but don't say we didn't warn you.

These are just a handful of the many spooky attractions available to residents and visitors of Philadelphia. If you are considering a move to Philadelphia, or you want to upgrade your digs, be sure to check out some of the luxury buildings available in town – just cross your fingers that they aren't haunted too!

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