Best Halloween Trails and Haunted Houses Near DC for Kids: From Simply Spooky to Super Scary

There are some not-so-spooky haunted houses across the area that little kids would love. Photo courtesy of DC Department of Parks and Recreation
There are some not-so-spooky haunted houses across the area that little kids would love. Photo courtesy of DC Department of Parks and Recreation

Haunted houses and spooky Halloween trails are on many families' fall bucket lists. But some kids (and grown-ups, too) aren't into anything too terrifying or creepy. Luckily, there are plenty of Halloween trails and haunted houses near DC to suit any fear tolerance, from simply spooky to super scary. These Halloween attractions range from themed haunted houses for younger kids to terrifying jaunts through the woods for tweens, teens, and adults.

If you dare, add these spooky trails and haunted houses near DC to your list of things to do this Halloween. For more seasonal fun, check out our Halloween Events and Activities Guide for Kids in Washington, DC, our roundup of the top Halloween events in DC for kids, and our list of the best free Halloween events for families.

Play & Explore Mondays at Anacostia Library
Anacostia Library - 10:00 AM Pick
Family Paint Party: Two Cats, One Heart
Eavesdrop Brewery - 6:30 PM Pick
Family Paint Party: Two Birds, One Heart
Eavesdrop Brewery - 6:30 PM Pick
Rainbows, Haloes & Glories
Turner Farm Park - 7:30 PM Pick
Our Sky Tonight
James E. Richmond Science Center - 7:00 PM Pick
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