Top 10 Places in the DMV to go on Halloween

Siryet Girma, Staff Writer

Halloween is coming up and it’s time for the festive activities to begin. Many people don’t know what to do on Halloween. There are many fun and scary places to go in the DMV area that not a lot of people know about. Here is a list of some fun things you might want to do this Halloween.

 

  • American Scream: This is a place where you can get amazing and fun pictures to post on your social media. This is a great place to go with your friends and have a good time taking pictures and get scared along the way. This selfie museum includes rooms that contain cursed artifacts, mummies, witches, clowns, frightening dolls and more.

 

Address: 7952 Tysons Corner Center, Tysons, VA 22102 (Level 1, next to Lord and Taylor)

 

  • Fright Fest at Six Flags America: The Fright Fest is a yearly celebration located in Upper Marlboro, MD. There are many spooky activities that can be done at this event such as spooky attractions that will give you goosebumps, magic spectacles that will leave you bewildered, and roller-coasters that will make you scream.

 

Address: Six Flags America, 13710 Central Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD 20721

 

  • Superfine! Art Fair Halloween: Halloween is the time for creativity. Artists from all over the world present their work during this lively art fair at Union Market. This is one of the most creative parties in DC. If you want to see unique art that is Halloween themed then this is the place for you on Halloween night.

 

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  • Laurel’s House of Horror: For the thrill-seekers, there is Laurel’s House of Horror which is a deserted movie theater turned into a haunted house. This haunted house includes many different types of escape rooms. If you wish to go to this location, make sure to bring a friend to go with.

 

Address: 935 Fairlawn Ave, Laurel, MD 20707

 

  • Gravensteen Haunted Productions: This haunted house is a spectacular place to go for people ready to get scared. The entire haunted house is filled with jump scares which will make you run for the hills. It’ll feel exactly as if you are inside a scary movie.

 

Address: 6021 Abbot Rd Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

 

  • Field of Screams Maryland: This horror-filled experience will be worth it to go through. There will be fields where you will travel through spooky forests and a slaughterhouse that is haunted. This is something that will be unique and realistic so if you do this, be ready to scared silly.

 

Address: 4501 Olney Laytonsville RdOlney, MD 20832

 

  • Exit Plan – An Escape Room Adventure: Halloween is not only for dressing up but it is also of mysterious puzzles. This Exit Plan includes many different escape rooms including serial rooms and many more. This location will leave you in questioning your intelligence and sanity. This would be great with a big group of friends or your family. 

 

Address: 201 Royal St SW Leesburg, VA 20175

 

  • Haunted Hollow: This spooky location offers many different activities. You can wander through a graveyard and many more. When you’re finished with the trail, the night doesn’t end there! They will provide food/drinks, kettle corn and a large bonfire where  They have food, drinks, kettle corn, cornhole to play, and a giant bonfire where you can go and get warm.

 

Address: 8275 Maple Tree Ct Alexandria, VA 22304

 

  • Madhaunter’s Madhouse: This former prison transformed into a haunted house that will give you the chills as you go through it. There are events that include outdoor and indoor activities so make sure to be dress accordingly.

 

Address: Workhouse Prison, 9518 Workhouse Road, Lorton, Virginia

 

  •  Ocean City Screams:  If you’re an ocean person, you won’t be after going through this haunted house. It is an aged cargo ship transformed into a terrifying haunted house. This ocean-themed haunted house includes jump scares and much more.

 

Address: Ocean City, Maryland