Updated October 2016  

Pumpkin flavors are in the air and Steelers hoodies are out of the closet, which means that it's time to explore Pittsburgh's scariest haunts. From deeply terrifying to family friendly, Pittsburgh has a haunted adventure for everyone. Today we explore the truly terrifying, and later this week we'll share the best places for kid-friendly fun! 

The Scarehouse

The Scarehouse: Etna, PA

  • Through: October 30, 2016
  • Known as one of America's Best Haunted Houses, The Scarehouse features three haunted houses, recommended only for persons over the age of 13 (no one under 7 will be admitted), and The Basement. Not for the faint of heart, The Basement is an 18 and older attraction that requires a signed waiver. The Basement is the terrifying interactive haunt where actors can and will touch you. Some of the things you will be subjected to include: high voltage effects, adult language and content, physical contact, violent situations, high impact scares, water, complete darkness, and exposure to electricity. 
  • New for 2016: Park at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, where there will be food trucks, music, mysterious and spooky creatures creeping around, and a shuttle to The Scarehouse!

Cheeseman Fright Farm: Portersville, PA

  • Through: October 30, 2016
  • Isolated by 680 acres of terror, Cheeseman's Fright Farm features a haunted hay ride, corn maze, and several terrifying walk through attractions. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult for this terrifying ride. Participants are told to plan for 45 minutes of fright and be prepared for a physically demanding scary adventure.

Hundred Acres ManorHundred Acres Manor: Bethel Park, PA

  • Through: October 31, 2016
  • Enjoy six scary adventures that span over one mile or, if haunted attractions sound like old news, try one of the two horror escape rooms at Haunted Acres Manor. Get locked in a room with your friends and try to escape the live action horror by solving puzzles in 45 minutes. 

Kennywood Phantom Fright Nights: West Mifflin, PA

  • Through: October 30, 2016
  • See Kennywood's dark side as its attractions are turned into nightmares. In addition to the seasonal haunted spaces, some Kennywood rides will be open and the 4-D Theater will be showing Friday the 13th 4-D. Phantom Fright Nights are not recommended for children under 13 years. 

Real fright: Hear real, terrifying stories of Pittsburgh on the Terror Trolley or a Haunted Pittsburgh tour! The Terror Trolley will operate throughout October and features true scary stories and legends of Pittsburgh. The trolley will depart from Station Square and feature haunted stories of downtown Pittsburgh. Haunted Pittsburgh tours also tell the tales of true Pittsburgh terror but the tour will take place on foot and will be available until early November.