If you want to be terrified, there is no better place to go than one of these Chattanooga haunted houses. With tons of spine-tingling thrills and a variety of themes to choose from, you are sure to find one that will scare your socks off!
Most of these attractions are recommended for adults and older kids, although some venues do offer no-scare zones for full-family enjoyment. There are houses scattered throughout the metro area.
In addition to the seasonal attractions, there are also ghost tours that pack a frightening punch. These tours allow you to visit places that are actually haunted if you are a believer of course.
They also up the ante by giving attendees the chance to use high-tech ghost hunting equipment. One even allows overnight stays. EEEK!
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Chattanooga Haunted Houses
1. Acres of Darkness
- Audubon Acres, 900 North Sanctuary Rd, Chattanooga
- closed for 2020
Acres of Darkness provides fun for the whole family. In addition to a scare-filled haunted forest, Acres of Darkness also boasts a not-so-scary kids’ zone with inflatables, hayride, face painting, pumpkin decorating, bonfire, and more!
2. The Haunted Hilltop
- 8235 Hwy 58, Harrison
- opening day is October 2, 2020
The Haunted Hilltop claims to be the largest haunted house in Chattanooga. This frightful attraction boasts over 200,000 square feet of terrifying fun! In addition to the main event, you can also enjoy a bonfire, haunted hayride, music, and more. Food and drink will also be available for purchase.
3. Dread Hollow
- 321 Browns Ferry Road, Chattanooga
- opening day is October 1, 2020
Dread Hollow is back and better than ever. This horrifying attraction boasts 3 separate haunted attractions + 3 frightening escape rooms. Due to the intensity of this attraction, it is not recommended for children under 12.
4. The Haunted Barn
- 5017 McDonald Rd, McDonald
- opening day is Octoober 2, 2020
In addition to a terrifying haunted house experience, The Haunted Barn offers a bonfire with live music and costumed performers. Concessions will also be available for purchase.
5. Ringgold Haunted Depot
- 155 Depot St, Ringgold, GA
- canceled for 2020
Only 20 minutes outside of Chattanooga, this Civil War-era train depot is transformed into a frightening maze of horrors. Attendees can also enjoy live entertainment and hayrides.
6. Barn of Fear
- 1001 Bryant Rd, Cohutta, GA
- canceled for 2020
This frightening Georgia attraction is a local favorite. The Barn of Fear is just 35 minutes from downtown Chattanooga.
7. Lake WinneSPOOKah
This attraction is closed for 2020
8.Mayfield Haunted Trail
- 257 TN-307, Athens, TN
The Mayfield Haunted Corn Maze is supposedly built on the actual burial site of a 19th-century judge. While here, you can get up close and personal with the spirits of the people he executed, and perhaps even the judge himself.
These exciting frights offer year-round tours for haunt lovers throughout the region.
9. Haunted Old South Pittsburg Hospital
- 1100 Holly Ave, South Pittsburg
- 2020 events are continuing as scheduled
The owners of this attraction claim it to be the most haunted location in America. As a former hospital built on top of a Civil War battleground, Old South Pittsburg Hospital is haunted by the spirits of Civil War soldiers, deceased hospital patients, and hospital employees.
It is open for tours year-round, including overnight paranormal investigation packages, where participants can rent ghost hunting equipment. Many visitors report being spoken to by angry spirits, who demand they leave.
10. Chattanooga Ghost Tours
- locations vary based on your chosen tour
- 2020 tours are going on as scheduled
Chattanooga Ghost Tours offers both haunted walking tours and ghost hunting adventures. The hunts allow participants to search for ghosts using paranormal investigation equipment. Many participants report communicating with ghosts during these hunts.
Due to the intensity of these ghost hunts, they are not recommended for children, pregnant women, or people with health conditions. Tours are offered year-round.
Halloween Books to Share
Help boost your child’s academic performance in all subject areas, while enjoying a little family fun through read alouds. The books below are sure to make your Halloween season complete!
- Little Boo – In this tale of patience, a little pumpkin seed longs to be scary on Halloween. After many fruitless attempts and a little bit of growing up, he learns a valuable lesson in waiting.
- Skeleton Hiccups – A silly book for fun-loving kids.
- Corduroy’s Best Halloween Ever – In this book, Corduroy and his friends have a fantastic Halloween party, but a slight setback teaches them what it really means to be friends. (This is one of my kids’ favorites!)