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Spooky haunts and fright sites in Delaware

For all of the thrill seekers out there it is time for Halloween happenings in Delaware! From feeling cool air rush up your spine while exploring a haunted Civil War fortress to quietly sneaking around corners at elaborate haunted houses, if you’re looking for something unique to do on your weekend trip to Delaware, we’ve got it covered!

Here are Delaware’s spookiest spots (in alphabetical order):

Bellevue Hall Ghost Tour - ImageBellevue Hall Ghost Tour
Tuesday, October 29th
Begins at 7:00 p.m.
Hear personal stories of “ghostly” experiences at Bellevue Hall followed by a candlelit tour. For those who remain…refreshments will be served. Admission is $15 per person and registration is required. To register, please call 302-761-6963.

Boo at the Zoo
September 28 – October 26, 2013
The woods at 3 Palms Petting Zoo have become haunted! See the zoo in a different light, at night! With haunted woods filled with ghosts, a graveyard, spiders and more surprises along the way. Warm cider and marshmallows for roasting will be provided. This event will take place every Friday and Saturday through October 26th and on Halloween (Oct. 31st) from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 3 Palms Petting Zoo is located in Clayton, DE. For more information, call 302-715-1326.

Dark Dover at First State Heritage Park
Fridays, October 11 and October 18
Two performances each night 7:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Witness firsthand true stories of murder and mayhem, and encounter characters whose legends have left their sinister imprint on The Green. Pre-registration is required and spaces are limited. Please call 302-739-9191 for reservations. Guests will meet at the John Bell House on The Green.

FrightlandFrightland
Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 27th – Nov. 2nd
(The amusement rides open on Oct.4th)
Attractions open at 6:00 p.m. and remain open until the last ticket holder goes through
Selected by the Travel Channel as one of America’s scariest Halloween attractions, Frightland includes haunted attractions such as the Zombie Prison, Horror Hayrides, Haunted Barn and much more. Frightland also offers carnival amusements and is located in northern Delaware on Route 13 and Port Penn Road, just south of the St. Georges Bridge. For more information, call 302-838-0256.

Pea Patch Paranormal Adventures at Fort Delaware
Fridays and Saturdays in October at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 26th at 6:30 p.m.
Fort Delaware ghost tourJoin the Delaware Ghost Hunters and park staff for three-hour recreational paranormal investigations at Fort Delaware (a Civil War fortress). Participants will experience an actual paranormal investigation using electronic magnetic field detectors, data records and temperature sensors. This program is limited to ages 12 and older. $40 per person and space is limited. Reservations can be made online or by calling 302-834-7941.

Screams at the Beach
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from October 3rd – November 2nd (Also open on October 30th.)  
Opens at 7:00 p.m.; Ticket booth opens at 6:45 p.m.
The town of All Hallow’s was once a flourishing settlement but now has fallen into disarray with shocking mayhem around every corner. Stroll through themed houses and the Crimson Woods. Screams at the Beach welcomes families but warns that this is an experience of frights and screams. They are located at 22518 Lewes Georgetown Highway in Georgetown, Delaware on the grounds of Sports at the Beach.  For more information, call 302-856-7400.

Shipwrecked! Tales of Traditions and Tragedy at Delaware Seashore State Park
Friday, October 25th and Saturday, October 26th
Begins at 8:30 p.m.
Explore bizarre maritime traditions and superstitions that 19th-century sailors used to ensure safety and understand the unexplainable. Stroll through the museum to hear tragic stories from the station’s logs. Pre-registration required. $10 per person. To register, please call 302-227-6991.

Travel Tips:
After a long night of tours and screams, stay the night in a local hotel for a little rest and relaxation. Use the Travelocity booking engine on the right hand side of this page to book your stay.

Make sure you have tons of energy before heading out. Search for nearby restaurants to satisfy your cravings.

Spend less in Delaware! Search for travel deals or visit the fright site’s websites to see if they offer special pricing or group rates.

 

Categories: Things to Do

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posted on: Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 1:23 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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