A stop on the Ghost Tour of Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of Ghost Tour of Philadelphia
A stop on the Ghost Tour of Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of Ghost Tour of Philadelphia

Haunted Houses, Haunted Hayrides and Ghost Tours for Philly Tweens and Teens

This Halloween season, Philadelphia haunted houses and attractions are primed to welcome your tweens and teens for spooky adventures. We’ve gathered up all the best haunted houses, hotels, hospitals, ghost tours, zombie-filled amusement parks, horrifying hayrides, and creepy corn mazes for kids to attend. Many of these attractions use professional actors in heavy makeup and costume as witches, werewolves, skeletons, monsters, ghosts, and ghouls...popping out at guests from every unexpected corner. For the most part, they're not recommended for young children. Be sure to check each location's website for more info on dates and schedules, and enter if you dare!

Places featured in this article:


Sleepy Hollow Haunted Acres

Eastern State Penitentiary

New Castle Visitors Center at the Arsenal

Snipes Farm & Education Center
Paleo Playdates
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - 10:00 AM Pick
Full Moon and Folklore Walk
Peter Wentz Farmstead - 6:30 PM Pick
ShiverQuest Scavenger Hunt 2021
Riverbend Environmental Education Center - various times Pick
Paleopalooza Festival
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - various times Pick
Pop-Up Naturalist Series
Newlin Grist Mill - 6:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides