It’s happy Halloween season which means all of your favorite haunted attractions in Maryland are coming back to life.
Whether you enjoy a mellower version of a historical ghost trail or an all out haunted trail of Halloween horror, Maryland has exactly the scare you are looking for.
I’ve rounded up some of the best haunted attractions Maryland has to offer, from haunted trails and other terrifying attractions to spooky fun for the entire family, you’ve come to the right place to find where to celebrate the Halloween season in Maryland.
Top 10 Haunted Halloween Attractions in Maryland
Ghost Tours in Maryland
Looking to enjoy some haunted history? Ghost tours are a great way to get a little fright while learning about true-ish historical events.
Savage Mill Ghost Tours
If you’ve been to Savage Mill then you already know that this location provides the perfect aesthetic for a little historical haunting.
This hour and a half long ghost tour explores the history of Savage Mill and leaves you trembling from the haunted tails of days gone by that may or may not be entirely true.
Recommended ages: none noted
Learn more here: Savage Mill Ghost Tours
Frederick’s Ghost Tour
Frederick is home to some of our state’s most interesting history so of course there are haunted elements threading through the city and county waiting to be told.
As Maryland’s oldest running ghost tour still in business, you’ll enjoy tales of Frederick’s “gruesome and bloody past”. You’ll get to visit some historical landmarks including one of Maryland’s oldest and largest cemeteries. It’s the perfect way to celebrate our spooky season and learn about some parts of America’s paranormal past.
Recommended ages: Not recommended for younger children
Learn more here: Maryland Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Maryland
A traditional scary attraction, these spooky haunted houses offer indoor frights that are the perfect option for the unpredictable fall weather in Maryland.
This all indoor attraction in Baltimore has been providing seasonal scares since 2001. With four separate frightening facilities you’ll get to experience all kinds of scary moments while you travel through each of the separate locations.
One unique attraction you’ll only find at Bennett’s is their 3-d attraction, Inferno 3D. Upgrade your experience by purchasing the 3D glasses (definitely do it, they’re only $1) to experience the entire immersive environment of this attraction in 3D.
Recommended ages: 10+
Learn more here: Bennett’s Curse
Laurel’s House of Horror
Laurel’s House of Horror makes it’s home inside the old abandoned movie theater at the back of Laurel Centre Mall. If you’ve ever been to the location then you know that is a fright fest waiting to happen! There’s an interesting ghost story to explain the location’s birth and it adds to overall spookiness of the entire experience. (read about it on their website!)
The all indoor location brings visitors into over 28,000 square feet of horror with a new experience every Halloween season. The attraction takes about 30 minutes to walk through.
They also host escape rooms and paranormal tours.
Recommended ages: 10+
Learn more here: Laurel’s House of Horror
The Nevermore Haunt
An homage to Baltimore, this haunted house in the heart of Bmore is a mix of horrifying history and modern day mystery that is sure to fright. Located in a for story, former department store, the location brings to life historical elements from the local area.
The experience takes about 30 minutes start to finish and is all indoor so no worries about weather. They have concessions stands servicing food and alocholic beverages for those old enough to indulge.
Recommended age: 16 and under must have an adult
Learn more here: The Nevermore Haunt
Fright Fest at Six Flag America
Hosted on select nights in September and October, this park wide fright fest is sure to get the blood pumping and offer a unique experience for those who have visited the park outside of Halloween season.
As if riding roller coasters in the dark isn’t scary enough, Six Flags amps up the horror with frightful shows, scare zones and tons of deliciously evil treats. You’ll spend the evening enjoying the fun of the amusement park cloaked in darkness and haunted by roaming zombies, blood thirsty cowboys, crazed clowns and more.
Recommended age: 12+
Learn more here: Fright Fest at Six Flags
Haunted Hayrides and Trails in Maryland
With all of the pumpkin patches and corn fields in Maryland, haunted ones are easy to come by. Check out this list of haunted corn mazes and creepy hayrides for a unique haunted attraction.
Field of Screams
They call themselves “the longest-most terrifying trail in the country”. I can’t vouch for that one, but I can say that this haunted trail receives top honors from my kids and their friends. They screamed so hard they lost their voices and they’ve gone back two years in a row for more.
They offer three attractions – the haunted trail, trail of terror, and the slaughter house – as well as a carnival games section. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour to experience all of the spooky trails and haunted attractions, not including wait time. The attractions are outside and primarily uncovered so expect to experience the elements while you wait and when you enter the attraction. They will close for steady bad rain.
Recommended ages: 13+
Learn more here: Field of Screams
Legends of the Fog
Said to be one of the scariest haunted hayrides in the DMV area, Legends of the Fog provides an entire night of fear for those not faint of heart.
If you survive their haunted hayride you can test your mettle in their haunted hotel and haunted maze. In 2021, they added a haunted slaughterhouse to the mix that is sure to give you a fright like no other.
If all of this isn’t scary enough, they offer a blackout weekend where the entire location is shroud in additional darkness with little light to illuminate the haunts.
Recommended age: 10+
Learn more here: Legends of the Fog
Markoff’s Haunted Forest
Started as a traveling haunted bus, the Markoff experience has been scaring locals in the DC area since 1992. Their haunted forest in Dickerson is now home to the haunted bus and acres of spooky attractions.
In addition to their haunted trail, corn field and cursed mining town, they offer zip lines, bonfires, performances, face painting and, on some nights, live music to entertain you outside of the hay rides and dark corn maze. They also offer food as well as an on-site bar serving beer and wine in their concession area.
Recommended age: 12+
Learn more here: Markoff’s Haunted Forest
Family Friendly Halloween Experiences in Maryland
For those with younger kids who want to enjoy, exciting Halloween attractions, something more tame makes sense.
Entering its 39th season, Zoo Boo is a family-friendly, fun, safe trick-or-treat experience hosted at the Maryland Zoo. The event occurs Halloween weekend (10/29 and 30 this year) and is free with your zoo admission.
Families can enjoy games, prizes, contests, live entertainment, Halloween decor, and trick-or-treating as they experience the zoo.
Recommended ages: all
Learn more here: Zoo Boo
Bonus Family Friendly Event
Trail of Jack-o-Lanterns at Green Meadows Petting Farm
This annual family friendly event is perfect for families looking to enjoy a safe, and not-too-scary Halloween event. Their walking trail is easy to navigate and features lights and jack-o-lanterns of all shapes and sizes.
Enjoy the other farm experiences (for a fee), including their farm show and animal barn. Kids can wear costumes and trick-or-treat at the farm as well.
Recommended ages: all
Learn more here: Trail of Jack-o-Lanterns