Haunted Houses in New Jersey, Harmless to Horror-Filled
For those who like a good fright before Halloween night, check out some of New Jersey's best haunted establishments. There are plenty of night-time haunts to please the older kids, some creepy walking tours to see an entire (possibly) haunted town, a scaredy-cat amusement park and even a few scare-free zones where kids can just trick or treat. So pick your poison and Happy Halloween!
One of the newest in NJ haunted houses, Bane is the (now haunted) house of the Bane family, full of zombies and flesh-eating relatives. Not recommended for kids under 13. Admission is $15/person, but there are some coupons online. I hear from a co-worker that this was genuinely scary! Call 973-444-3079 for more info.
Ghost Tour of Ocean City (Ocean City)
This candlelight walking of Ocean City includes deep and spooky secrets and ghost stories for the area. Fun in the sun turns into fear in the dark after hearing these haunting tales! Tickets are sold on a first-come first-served basis beginning at 7:00 pm at Central Emporium. Tours begin at 8:00 and take approximately 90 minutes. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Tickets are $14 per person, $10 ages 4-12.
The Haunted Mill (Clinton)
The historic mill of the Red Mill Museum takes on the spooky theme of "Murder at Milligan's mansion". Be warned: this haunted house is NOT for small children. October 19, 20, 26, 27 from 6:30pm to 10pm. Tickets are $25/person. More information at 908-735-4101 x100.
Six Flags Annual Fright Fest (Jackson)
As always, Six Flags is ready for Halloween! There are ghosts and ghouls in costume, spooky music and entertainment, trick or treating, and there are plenty of scare-free zones for little kids.
C. Casola Farms, (Colts Neck)
Casola Farms offers The Haunted Hayride of Terror in addition to 3 other scary attractions in the fields of Colts Neck in Monmouth County. Recommended for ages 12 and up, join the horror shows every weekend and Halloween night from 7 to 10:30.
Field of Terror (East Windsor)
In its 9th fright-filled year, K and S Farms puts on a series of 4 scary attractions including "Killer Kornfield", "Unknown Barn", "Zombie Attack" and "Dementia 3-D". For the younger set, there is a family-friendly flashlight maze nightly. The fun begins Thursdays through Sundays from 7:00 to 10:00. Costs begins at just $5. There is a DJ, concessions, and a bonfire nightly as well as fireworks on certain occasions. In addition, enjoy a post-Halloween workout at the annual Zombie Mud Run on November 3.
For more Halloween fun, check out our Halloween Guide.