Fright at the Museum: National Museum of Crime & Punishment, 575 7th Street NW, Washington, DC. What’s more spooky than a Halloween program set among real historic criminal artifacts? October 21-22, and 27-31, 2011, open evening hours for the special seasonal program. Tickets are different than regular museum admission tickets.
Haunted Attractions in Maryland
Bennett’s Curse — House of the Vampyres: New location this year, Blobs Park, Jessup, Maryland (previously at Arundel Mills Mall). Get spooked at House of the Vampyres and Sanctuary of Insanity. Chosen as one of the top attractions by America’s Best Haunts. September 23-October 31, 2011.
Markoff’s Haunted Forest: Calleva Farm, 19120 Martinsburg Rd. Dickerson, Maryland. Get spooked at this Halloween event near Poolesville, Maryland. Markoff’s Haunted Forest has been rated the #1 Halloween attraction by Channel 7 (ABC). The Enchanted Forest, a not scary Halloween attraction designed especially for younger children. The scenes are well lit and recommended for children aged 8 years and under. October 1, 7-8, 14-15, 20-22, 27-31, 2011.
Field of Screams: OBGC Community Park, 4501 Olney-Laytonsville Road (Route 108), Olney, Maryland. Celebrate Halloween at a festival with a haunted forest, a kiddie playland and a ten-acre corn maze. 2011 Dates: September 23-24, 30, October 1, 7-9, 14-16, 20-23, 27-31, November 4-5.
Spooky Hollow and Haunted Trail:15101 Seneca Road, Germantown, Maryland. Halloween festival with food vendors, carnival games, fortune tellers, contests, nightly entertainment, and a haunted walk through the woods. 2011 Dates to Be Announced.
Haunted Train Rides at Wheaton Regional Park: 2002 Shorefield Road, Wheaton, Maryland. Experience the chills and thrills at this special Halloween haunted forest with a haunted train ride, creepy carousel and a haunted hayride. One train ride will be suited for older children (scary) and a second will be geared toward younger children (not-so-scary). October 8-9, 13-16, 20-23 and 27-30, 2011, 6-9 p.m.
Haunt at Sunrise Farm: Maryland Sunrise Farm, 100 Dairy Lane, Gambrills, Maryland. Tour-guide led live-performance haunted attraction and hayride. Open each Friday and Saturday in October, 2011.
Patuxent Research Lab Haunted House: Baysox Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Highway, Bowie, Maryland. The All new haunted show features live actors and plenty of spooky props. Open Friday and Saturday nights, September 30-October 29 and October 30-31, 2011.
Haunted Attractions in Northern Virginia
Cox Farms Fields of Fear: 15621 Braddock Road, Centreville, Virginia. Fields of Fear is Cox Farms scary night-time adventure. It features Cornightmare℠walkthrough cornfield terrors, Dark-Side hayride, a giant slide by torchlight, firegrounds, shopping, food, games, and entertainment. Not recommended for children less than 13 years of age. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Hours: Sept 30 – October 30 2011: Fridays, Saturdays 7:30-11 p.m. (last admission 10 p.m.). Special Halloween Event October 30. See Photos of Cox Farms Fields of Fear
Virginia Scaregrounds: Paxton Manor, 601 Catoctin Cir. NE, Leesburg, Virginia. The Paxton Manor has been transformed into a paranormal experience. Any and all who dare to visit are forewarned -strange and scary events you will behold. Please note this is a PG13 Event. 2011 Dates to Be Announced.
Halloween Woods: Algonkian Regional Park, Sterling, Virginia. Get spooked walking through a haunted forest. Not recommended for children! October 7-9, 14-15, 21-22, 28-31, 2011. Hours: 7-11:30 p.m., Oct 30th & 31st 7-10:30 p.m. “Scream for the Cure” Oct 14th, with proceeds and wristband sales going to The Susan G. Komen Fund.
Wicked-woods Haunted Forest: I-95, Exit 118 – Thornburg, Fredericksburg, Virginia. The haunted forest is not recommended for young children. September 30, October 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-30, 2011.
Haunted Hollow: 8275 Maple Tree Lane, Warrenton, Virginia. The haunted attraction features stories at an old abandoned farm. October 1, 7-8, 14-15, 20-22, 27-31, 2011.
Clifton’s Haunted Trail: October 29, 2011, 7-10 p.m. Chapel St., Clifton, Virginia. With spooky sights and freaky movie re-enactments, this haunted train winds through the 8 acre Buckley Park. - repost from dmvfollowers