Fear Factor: The Haunted in Connecticut Last Updated: September 2021

Halloween has become a month-long celebration in Connecticut, especially among older kids who want to scare themselves half to death. To help them do just that, a creepy world of haunted houses and scary cemetery tours have popped up to ratchet up the fear factor. Be warned that most of these attractions are not for young children. While these attractions are working hard to enhance safety, we recommend reading this year's suggested Halloween safety guidelines before deciding to venture out. Get ready to get your scare on with these frightfully good Connecticut haunts!

Legends of Fear, Shelton

Board the tractor-pulled hay wagons into the fields and forest of fear and spine-chilling fun at the Legends of Fear in Shelton. To enhance safety, all staff and customers will be required to wear face masks, maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from other groups, and have their temperature checked upon entry.

Trail of Terror, Wallingford

The Trail of Terror in Wallingford is perhaps Connecticut’s best-known haunted house tour. The attraction is implementing a number of safety guidelines so guests can focus on frightful fun!

Dark Manor Haunted House, Baltic

Step into The Manor and experience the ghastly entities that haunt its tormented halls. If you survive the Manor, you are left with no choice but to enter The Graveyard at the Dark Manor Haunted House in Baltic. To enhance safety, they will be following the state's latest guidance which includes protocols such as masks and more.

Spirits of Milford Ghost Walks, Milford

Spirits of Milford Ghost Walks are lantern-lit and spirited guided tours. Hear about some of the local history including the deadly curses on Charles Island and the "witch" buried in the Milford Cemetery.

Monster Hunt CT, East Haddam

Monster Hunt CT is an interactive, immersive horror hayride spread across 40 acres at Staehly Farm Winery and Yankee Cider Company in East Haddam.

Ghosts of New Haven, New Haven

If you are looking or a hauntingly good time, Ghosts of New Haven is running three 90 minute tours designed to enchant, entertain, inform, and scare you. Social distancing will be enforced as well as face masks, hand sanitzer availability, contactless payment for gratuity and more.

Things That Go Bump in the Night, Coventry

Shiver and shudder through a special moonlit tour that will take you around the historic and haunted Nathan Hale Homestead. Prepare to hear real ghost encounter stories, hear creaks, and feel cold spots. In order to protect the health of the community, all staff and visitors must wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Rails to the Darkside, East Windsor

During the darkest of the nights, the mournful cries of the abandoned dead are heard around old Newberry Road and the Connecticut Trolley Museum's Newberry Siding. Do you dare ride to the darkside during the annual Rails to the Darkside.

Evidence of Evil, Middlefield

Are you brave enough to enter the woods at Lyman Orchards and face all of your worst fears? That’s right, this year, you will face all of your fears! Be prepared, you will be asked to participate in the scares!

 

The Haunting of Water Street, Norwalk

An outdoor walk-through experience outside of The SoNo Collection. You won't want to experience this trail alone.

Other Scary Options

For a fun evening, participate in the town of Putnam's Zombie Fashion Show.  All ages and zombies are welcome to walk the catwalk. Learn about legends and spooks when you take a Seaside Shadows Haunted History tour in Mystic. Experience true and haunting stories during the West Hartford Hauntings. In Willimantic, hear true and terrifying events in Nightmare on Main: Phobia performances. At the Flamig Farm in West Simsbury their Kid-Friendly Haunted Walk Through Petting Zoo is a bit scary, but a lot of fun. Meet the spirits from the past with ghoulish stories along with s'mores over an open firepit at Hempsted Halloween in New London.

Additional Resource

Many attractions require tickets, so better make your plans soon! The haunting season doesn’t last forever!