Haunted Halloween Events in Lehigh Valley That Will Scare You Silly!
October 23rd, 2014 posted by Kaitie Burger
With Halloween just around the corner, there’s no shortage of spooky things going on in Lehigh Valley. Whether you’re looking for a historical take on the haunts of the past, or an action-packed adventure that will leave you screaming in fear.
Many of these attractions are available on a limited basis, so be sure to get your tickets early! Have a scary good time.
11th Annual Haunted Easton Tour: This walking tour of Easton touches on the darker side of the city. Learn about Easton ‘s history which has been occasionally known for its decadence, ready availability of wine, gambling, and women of not-so-good character. You’ll encounter ghosts, murders, and more on this haunted walking tour.
Haunted Hugh Moore Park: Take a ride on the Josiah White II canal boat ride and hear about the ghosts of the past. Join storyteller Judy England-McCarthy on a lantern-lit walking tour of the grounds of the 1829 Lehigh Canal, you’ll be surprised to hear some of the spooks that call Hugh Moore Park home.
Death & Dying Tour: The Death & Dying tour takes you on a walking journey through Downtown Bethlehem’s Historic District. You’ll encounter stories of the past on the only cemetery tour in Bethlehem to take guests through the Gemeinhaus, a National Historic Landmark, and past a dead tray. Stops on the tour include the Corpse House, which housed bodies while the caretaker waited for warmer weather to break ground, and God’s Acre, Bethlehem’s oldest cemetery.
Historic Haunts of Downtown Bethlehem: Make your reservations early to catch a space on the original Candlelit Walking Ghost Tour. Join the storytellers as they take you on a journey through the past, stopping in to visit some of the most haunted locations in town. You may even see some spooky spirits as you wander the streets by candlelight. Tours depart from the Moravian Book Shop.
Hotel of Horror: Housed in the in the 200 year old “abandoned” Pocono Mountain resort once called The Lake House Hotel, the Hotel of Horror contains three separate adventures for those looking for a scare. The walk-through haunted house features live actors and paranormal activity. A number of special events are hosted at the Hotel of Horror, including ‘Lights Out,’ where you’ll have the chance to wander the pitch black Lake House Hotel. No actors, no lights, just you and the chance to explore the eeriness around you.
Halls of Horror: Located in the basement of the old union hall in the center of Palmerton (directly across from the local park), you’ll find scary happenings every Friday & Saturday in October. This attraction is not for the faint of heart. You’ll be immersed into the action, and can even opt in for the ‘full blood experience’ where they warn you that you may be pulled away from your group, only to become even more involved in the action.
Halloween Haunt at Dorney Park: Of course, Dorney Park isn’t just for summer fun. Head to Halloween Haunt for a scary good time. You’ll have the chance to ride your favorite rides, all while encountering scary characters throughout the park. You never know who will be hiding around the corner! In the daytime, the space is transformed into Boo Blast, a family-friendly take on Halloween.
This article mentions the following partners:
National Canal Museum & Hugh Moore Historical Park, Hotel of Horror & Altered Nightmares Haunted Houses, Moravian Book Shop, Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites, Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom