Washington state has so many fascinating haunted locations and attractions; some you can visit year around while others are only open during Halloween time! Even if you’re not into the whole spooky factor, these places have some great history. Some of the attractions even have family friendly times to visit, check out each place for more information.
Visit at your own risk!
Have you visited any of these locations or planning to this season? I’m thinking we need to check out some of these this season, if I do I’ll be sure to take photos and post about our adventure!
If you’re in the Pierce or Kitsap County, be sure to check out all the great pumpkin patches and fall fun that’s going on.
HAUNTED LOCATIONS & ATTRACTIONS IN WASHINGTON STATE
Real Haunted Locations
•Northern State Mental Hospital- Opened in 1912, at one time housed about 2,700 patients and closed it’s doors in 1976. The active buildings at Northern State are off-limits to members of the public, but much of the former property is now a part of Northern State Recreation Area.
•Starvation Heights in Olalla- the house is no longer standing but the property is still eerily, as the doctor starved more than a dozen people.
•Oxford Saloon in Snohomish- is believed to be one of the most haunted places in Washington, 10 people died there including two who were murdered, they still have the claw foot tub that one of the ghosts was decapitated in.
•Kell’s Irish Pub in Seattle- a former funeral home associated with foul play and corruption, is believed to another very haunted place
•Black Diamond Cemetery- history of haunted stories range from smells, feelings of being watched, seeing floating mist, a white horse, and strange bobbing lights
•Old Tacoma City Hall- supposedly numerous paranormal activity has happened here
•Mount Baker Theater in Bellingham- for decades witness’ have claimed to see and hear things
•Western State Hospital- located in Steilacoom and although the buildings are now all gone, the land and cemetery are still believed to be haunted.
And a few other known haunted places such as;
Freighthouse Square in Tacoma
Point Defiance Park in Tacoma
Walker Ames house in Port Gamble
Meeker Mansion in Puyallup
Hotel De Haro in Friday Harbor
Butterworth Building in Seattle
Campbell House in Spokane
Lewis County Historical Museum in Chehalis
Thornewood Castle in Lakewood
Hotel Andra in Seattle
Paradise Inn in Ashford
Byrd House in Olympia
Old Olympia Brewery in Olympia
Greenwood haunted staircase/Thousand Steps in Spokane
Fort Warden Historical State Park in Port Townsend
Wardner’s Castle in Bellingham
Angels Eyes & Death Bed Parthenon in Bellingham
Manresa Castle in Port Townsend
Haunted Houses & Attractions
•FrightHouse Station– Located in the Freighthouse Station in Tacoma is a legitimate haunted location as well as an attraction, site of not only a fatal train crash but also where dead soldiers during WW2 were stored in refrigeration upon returning from oversees, and built over a toxic waste site. Recommended for those over age 12. Open weekends September-November.
•My Haunted Forrest in Vaugh– An experience that submerges you into a medieval alternate reality with dragons and other mythical beasts lurking in the woods. They do have a time for the younger and more timid folks. Open September-October.
•Seattle Underground– open year round, it is a great experience for history but select times throughout the year they have a paranormal experience.
•Seattle Haunted Tours- there are at least two in the area; Haunted History Ghost Tours of Seattle and Spooked in Seattle Tour & Museum. Both are open year round.
•Pretty Gritty Haunted Tour in Tacoma- open year round, learn great history and maybe even see a ghost.
•Fright Fest at Wild Waves- Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday October 6 – 29, 2023 Enjoy family-friendly activities in Booville by day…but beware! After the sun sets the park transitions to Fright by Night with three haunted attractions, rides in the dark, and spooks around every corner!
•Maris Farms Haunted Woods in Buckley- seasonal, the Haunted Woods is a 35-minute creepy quest through the corn with around-the-corner, emotional roller coaster thrills through the forest
•Kitsap Haunted Fairgrounds in Bremerton- TBA if this will be back 2023! Their October event takes place in 22,000 square feet of indoor space spanning three buildings on the fairgrounds. The entire haunt, ticket booth, and waiting area are indoors. Concessions are also available. Our lights-on time is specifically for young children with no scares, however some of the scenes may still be disturbing for some.
•A Walk in the dark near Fort Lewis- TBA for 2023! 10 acres of a haunted walk through Shoreline Park
•My Morbid Mind in Lacey – seasonal, come walk through a haunted
house barn, a favorite for many locals and non-locals
•Stalker Farms in Snohomish- 2023 season starts September 30th. Stalker Farms creates a haunt attraction experience that offers attendees the chance to delve into a horror entertainment that takes them far beyond the typical Halloween haunt attraction. The Stalker Farms haunt tour makes you feel like you are in the middle of a horror movie.
•Carleton Farm Frights in Lake Stevens- seasonal; enjoy zombie paintball, haunted swamp, zombie farm, and no-haunt dark maze
•Haunted Forrest of Maple Valley- We are a mile long indoor/outdoor attraction held in the “haunted trails” of the Royal Arch Park in Maple Valley, WA. Open Fridays & Saturdays in October.
•Nile Nightmares Haunted House in Mountlake Terrace- seasonal, Nile Nightmares Haunted House 2023 will feature Eight updated Attractions! All for one ticket price! Admission Also Includes: Hillbilly Holler Trail, Poison Apple Orchard, and Ballinger Cemetery!
•Legends Haunted Ranch & Torture Chamber in Roy, WA – Hoping this comes back for 2023. The Haunted Ranch is open every Friday and Saturday in October from 7:30am to 12:00am. Not for the faint of heart though.
•Port Gamble Ghost Walk – year round, check for dates and times. A three-hour guided tour of the history and paranormal in one of Washington State’s oldest towns. Purchase tickets on their site. Ages 16+
•Candlelight Tour – at Fort Nisqually October 6-7 6-9pm. Campfires and candlelight provide illumination for this outdoor evening walking tour of Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Guests eavesdrop as more than a hundred historical interpreters bring to life the men, women, and children of the Hudson’s Bay Company in the year 1859. Be entertained by songs, dances, and games. During the tours, these people from the past won’t be aware of their 21st century visitors.
•Rutledge Farm Haunted Corn Maze– Seasonal, in Olympia. The Haunted Maze is separate from our regular maze, and filled with scary fun. Grab your friends and your sense of adventure, because you never know what is waiting for you around each turn. Friday, Saturday, & Sundays.
•Frightmare Haunted Attractions – seasonal, in Kennewick. Join us this October for one of the best events of the year! Frightmare Haunted Attractions boast TWO haunted houses that fill over 9500 square feet of fright! Our venue is home to food trucks, haunted games and prizes, photo-ops, music, entertainment and SO much more! You can spend the whole night with us, and we hope you do! This ain’t yo mama’s backyard haunted house! Gaze in awe at the ultra high-end production that includes dozens of live actors, animatronics, special effects and hours of fun.
•Fright Factory in Buckley – seasonal, The Fright Factory has been rated as one of the scariest most realistic haunted attractions in the Puget Sound area. We do not claim to be ‘spooky’ or ‘halloweenie’ nor do we claim to be child friendly. Patrons who make it out the back door are usually screaming ! Our repeat customer rate is very high.
•Georgetown Morgue in Seattle – seasonal, The Georgetown Morgue of Seattle is a facility for tragic stories of death. Now you can experience the fear and horror of Seattle’s Scariest haunted House!
•Escape Rooms- there are escape rooms across the state, check out the map for your nearest location.
We have so many attractions in Washington, this isn’t even all of them. Above is just the popular ones, if you can’t find anything in your area on this list, simply do a google search of your area I’m positive something will show up.
Have a frightful, but safe Halloween!