October 3, 2020

Spookiest Haunted Houses in Silicon Valley

There’s nothing like exploring a haunted house to get you in the spirit of Halloween. Ready for some hair raising experiences? Just for you, we’ve assembled a list of some of the spookiest haunted houses, ghostly tours, and so much more in the Bay Area. Dare you to go!

For more Halloween fun, please check my blogs Best Trick or Treat Spots in Silicon Valley and Best Pumpkin Patches in Silicon Valley!

Have fun!

Important Note: Attraction details can change without notice. Please see the venue’s official website for the most up-to-date information and to purchase tickets. Also check the websites for age limits. Many of the attractions are just too scary for little kids.

Covid-19 Response

In response to the coronavirus, all venues have implemented plans to maintain the the health and safety of their guests, including wearing personal protective equipment and physical distancing. Some may require that you wear a mask when on the property. Please check the venue website for more information.

Winchester Mystery House

525 S Winchester Blvd
San Jose, CA 95128
Tel: (408) 247-2000

Open: Wed - Sun

The Winchester Mystery House was the residence of Sarah Winchester, the reclusive widow of firearm magnate William Winchester, who thought the mansion was haunted by the ghosts of those killed with Winchester rifles.

This year, the Bay Area’s most iconic house, is celebrating Halloween a with Hallowe'en Flashlight Tours. The evening tour is self-guided for those brave soles willing to explore the dark halls of the mansion hearing spooky stories of the home's haunted history. It is a rare chance to explore inside the walls of a real haunted mansions at night...all alone! Reserve your tickets now as tour capacity is limited and tickets are selling out. Tickets are $49.99 for adults (13 yrs old and up) and $24.99 for children (5-12 yrs old). Ticket prices can be a bit higher during the autumn season.

Self-guided tours of the mansion and gardens are available during the day. You will be able to experience the house all on your own and at your own pace. Immerse yourself into Sarah Winchester’s tragic life through audio and visual aids, and learn all about the mystery of the house and the hallways that go nowhere. Tickets are $39.99 for adults (13-64 yrs old), $32.99 for seniors (65+), and $19.99 for children (6-12 yrs old), include access to the Victorian Gardens. You may also purchase tickets to the Victorian Gardens Tours separately: $19.99 adult (13-64 yrs old), $15.99 senior (65+), and $9.99 children (6-12 yrs old).

At the stables, you can practice your Axe Throwing for $5 (3 throws) or $10 (13 throws), but only if you are 18 or older.

Dead Time Dreams Haunted Attractions

2501 Tully Rd. at East Capitol Expressway
San Jose, CA 95122
Tel: (408) 644-6534
Email: gravenstein@gmail.com

Open: Select dates Oct 31st, Mon – Fri 7:30 – 11:00 | Sat & Sun, 7:30 – midnight

Dead Time Dreams is seriously scary! This year's haunted attraction is a Fright Walk through Horror Alley, an open air walk through a Zombie Towns, The Dark Castle, the Forrest of Voodoo, Industrial Apocalypse, and The Grave Yard where the dead don't stay dead. There are zombies and monsters, but look out! They might be following you! Before entering the attraction, you will be entertained by a “bigger and better” Midway of Terror. The attractions are intended to be immersive, as though you are experiencing the real thing. Although there is no age limit, kids under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. General admission is $25, and parking is free.

Napa City Ghosts and Legends Walking Tour

Old Napa Courthouse
825 Brown Street
Napa, CA 94558
Tel. (661) 261-5430
Email: napaghosts@gmail.com

Open: Select dates from Oct 31st at 8pm

The Napa City Ghosts and Legends Walking Tour promises a memorable experience. It’s your chance to walk with the ghosts of Napa City, and learn a little bit about the history of the area like you never have before. Tickets are $25. While you are there, you might want to check out the Haunted Traveling Museum and its creepy contents!

Sonoma Plaza Ghost Walking Tour

1st Street East at The Large Oak Tree
Sonoma, CA 95476
Tel: (661) 261-5430
Email: napaghosts@gmail.com

Open: Select dates to Oct 31st at 8pm

Did you know about Sonoma's dark past?! You can explore some of its history on this tour, talk to the Native American Spirits who linger near the Mission, or stand on the very ground of a bank robbery gone wrong with its ensuing shoot out. Tickets are $25.

Pirates of Emerson Haunted Theme Park 2020

Alameda County Fairgrounds (Corner of Bernal & Valley Ave)
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Email: info@piratesofemerson.com

Open: Thu - Sun to Nov 1st from 7:05pm - 10pm (Thu & Sun), and 7:05pm - midnight (Fri & Sat)

For 2020, the Pirates of Emerson Haunted Theme Park is a drive thru event ONLY. The attraction is billed as "where your worst nightmares become real. As you enter the Adventure, you enter a world of suspense and terror. The only thing on your mind will be your survival." Children are allowed, but the attraction might not be suitable for all.

Tickets are $94.99 per vehicle for the haunted drive thru with scare actors, and $74.99 per vehicle for the drive thru without the actors. You must purchase tickets ahead of time. Tickets are not sold at the event.

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