Pittsburgh and the surrounding counties of southwestern and western Pennsylvania know how to celebrate Halloween in style. Literally hundreds of Pittsburgh haunted houses, haunted trails, and haunted tours are available to area residents, from the popular family-friendly Halloween Happenings at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, to the spooky haunts and thrilling rides of Kenywood Park's Phantom Fright Nights, rated No. 3 Halloween event by Amusement Today and the Scarehouse, rated "5th Best Haunted House in America" by Hauntworld Magazine. The list includes Pittsburgh haunted houses as well as haunted houses in neighboring southwestern and western Pennsylvania counties. Pittsburgh haunted houses are listed in alphabetical order, not by how spooky they are ;)
Pittsburgh Haunted Houses
Allen's Haunted Hayrides
Now in its 33rd year, Allen's Haunted Hayride bills itself as the oldest haunted hayride in America. Ghosts and ghouls await you in the dark woods and fields, and haunted barn. Campfire sites, carnival rides and concessions invite you to make an evening of it.
October 5–7, 12–14, 14-16, 19–21, 26–28 and 30–31, 2012
The MacCabre Family is back for their 20th year in an all-new indoor location in Monessen in Pittsburgh's Mon Valley. This popular haunt includes thrills, chills, awesome special effects, and a very interactive experience. Daytime "no scare" tours also available on Sunday October 21 & 28, 2012.
September 29–30; October 5–7, 12–14, 19–21 and 26–28, plus October 31, 2012
Cheeseman's Fright Farm
Face your greatest fears at this haunted hayride, haunted trail and haunted house at Cheeseman's Farm in Portersville, Butler County (20 minutes north of Cranberry). Not recommended for small children or wimpy adults.
September 21–22 and 28–29; October 5–7, 12–14, 18–21, 20-23 and 25–28, 2012
Creatures of the Night
Allegheny County & Butler County
A unique Halloween treat for the entire family! Delight in this non-scary experience along the trails of Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve (Fox Chapel) or Succop Conservancy (Butler), where you will encounter some of nature's nocturnal creatures. Snacks and drinks will be provided and Halloween costumes are welcome.
October 26–27, 2012 (BFNR) and November 3 (SC)
The gorgeous old 17-room McCue Mansion in Monongahela, PA, is completely revamped and transformed as a Halloween haunt. This is not your typical haunted house full of gimmicks, however. Owner Billy McCue says there won't be a "guy with a chainsaw running after you." Instead he calls Demon House a "haunted experience."
September 21–23 and 28–30; October 5–7, 12–14, 19–21, 25–28 and 31, 2012
Half-mile, all-enclosed spooky walking trail is located deep in the woods of Independence Township, Aliquippa, Beaver County. Over 40 actors bring your fears to life.
September 21–23 and 28–30; October 5–7, 12–14, 19–21 and 26–28, 2012
Gateway Clipper Halloween Cruises
Gateway Clipper celebrates Halloween with Haunted Halloween Dinner cruises, fun Halloween Monster Party Cruises for the kids, plus a Halloween Whodunit? cruise.
October 12, 19, 24 and 27, 2012
Ghost Tours of Nemacolin Castle
Tour historic Nemacolin Castle by candlelight while hearing stories of ghostly experiences that are said to have happened in the castle.
September 29–30; October 5–6, 13–14, 20–21 and 28–29, 2012