Guide to Long Island Haunted Houses

by Editor
Share This!

Want to visit Long Island haunted houses? It’s just one of many great things to do during a Long Island Halloween!

Check out these Long Island Haunted Houses that may or may not live on in your nightmares.

RELATED: Make a plan to check out one of these pumpkin farms Long Island offers. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed! Don’t forget about Halloween fun including haunted housescorn mazes, and apple picking, too!

*NOTE: This has been updated for 2021!

Long Island Haunted Houses

bayville scream park
Source: Bayville Scream Park

Bayville Scream Park

This is one of the biggest, best, most elaborate, and scariest Long Island haunted houses. Be ready to be scared. There is no minimum age, but Bayville Scream Park does not recommend its nightly haunted houses for kids under 10. There is a reason this place has been featured on tons of TV shows and ‘best of’ lists. It is not just a haunted house. It is a haunted house theme park

RELATED: Check out my more detailed write-up for the Bayville Haunted House!!

ADDRESS: 8 Bayville Ave, Bayville, NY 11709

MORE INFO: Find out more by calling 516-62-GHOST or visit

Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse

Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse is offering three outdoor attractions. They are VERY scary and not recommended for kids 13 and under. There are two drive-thru experiences with stories unfolding as you slowly drive down “The Forgotten Road”. You do not have to leave your car. There is also an outdoor walk-through at Brigand’s Run. Also, look for scary drive-in movies during October. 

ADDRESS: 761 Victory Ave, Yaphank, NY 11980.

MORE INFO: Find out more by calling (631) 286-1133 or visit

Cemetery of Lost Souls/The Hunt

With Covid-19 changing the haunted houses in Long Island, there have been some creative alterations. The Hunt is one of the most original. The Cemetery of Lost Souls has created The Hunt as a safe, socially distanced, haunted scavenger hunt. It takes visitors through haunted locations in Eastern Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island that will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. Plus, proceeds will benefit a local charity helping families pay for non-medical expenses while a loved one is ill. 

ADDRESS: 350 Broadway Massapequa Park, NY 11762

MORE INFO: Find out more by visiting

Long Island Haunted Houses
Source: Chambers of Hell

Chambers of Hell

It is more than just a haunted house and prides itself on scaring the living daylights out of you. It features 3 haunted attractions, a horror stage show, intense lighting and sound as well as over 40 live actors. Chambers of Hell has become known as the premier horror destination of New York. It is one of the largest indoor Long Island haunted houses. Note that masks and social distancing are required. There is no age minimum but this is not created for kids. 


MORE INFO: Find out more by visiting

Restless Souls

Restless Souls Haunted House Complex offers four “horrifying” haunted attractions. They also have nightly entertainment and a Phantom Plaza Midway. It is one of those haunted houses where you get so much value for your money. Restless Souls uses a combination of interactive actors, audio-animatronics, elaborate sets, and more to ensure your time with the “creatures” is as immersive and realistic as can be. Plus, your money will go to a good cause. Proceeds will benefit the West Hills United Methodist Church, one of the few LGBTQ-friendly churches on Long Island. 

ADDRESS: 301 W Hills Rd. Huntington Station, NY 

MORE INFO: Find out more by visiting

Schmitt’s Farm Haunt

For the past 26 years, the Schmitts Farm Haunt has been a staple of the Long Island community and a must-attend Halloween attraction each October. Every year the Schmitt brothers push the envelope of what’s possible to create the best experience possible for their guests. The Daytime ticket features a lights-on walk-through of the haunt and haunted corn trail with no actors. The Haunted House Nights feature the haunt and the haunted corn trail with animatronics and a full acting staff. 

ADDRESS: F&W Schmitt Family Farm, 26 Pinelawn Rd. Mellville, NY

MORE INFO: Find out more by calling (631)271-3276 or visiting

Spooky Walk’s Haunted Drive-thru

If you are looking for a Covid-19-friendly, socially distanced way to have a haunted house experience, then this Haunted Drive-Thru is perfect for you. Spooky Walk’s Haunted Drive-Thru is a contactless Halloween experience benefiting Camp Paquatuck, a camp for children with special needs. You will encounter some favorite haunted exhibits, from Club Boogie to Living Hell Hospital to Alice in Zombieland, all while staying safe and away from the crowds in your car. 

Related Content: Check out my more detailed write-up here!

ADDRESS: 2 Chet Swezey Rd. Center Moriches, NY 11934

MORE INFO: Find out more by calling (631) 878-1070 or visiting

Haunted Houses on Long Island
Source: Darkside Haunted House

Darkside Haunted House

The Darkside Haunted House is one of the most well-known Long Island haunted houses, scaring and entertaining Long Island since 1998. It’s large, clocking in at over 14,000 Scare feet, and has over 30 scenes of fright! The Darkside Haunted House includes two attractions in one, including an outdoor attraction “The Village” and an indoor attraction “The House”. Guests get to experience professional scare actors, realistic costumes, bone-chilling special effects, movie quality sets, and heart-pounding scares. It is no wonder the Darkside Haunted House is the place to visit every October.

ADDRESS: 5184 NY-25A, Wading River, NY 11933.

MORE INFO: Find out more by visiting

These Long Island Haunted Houses are super, crazy scary. If you want to experience the thrills of Halloween, visit any of them. Just beware that there are no refunds for being too scared.

Spooky Fest at Tanglewood Preserve

The Center for Science Teaching and Learning celebrates Halloween with Spooky Fest at their beautiful sixteen acres preserve! This family friendly Halloween event features a walk through the Haunted Woods, a not-so-spooky walk through the woods for children, a kids arts and crafts area, live animal exhibits, face painting and more.

Tickets will have an arrival time for when your experience will start. Only your group of people will be allowed in some areas at a time. Face masks are required.

HOURS: Spooky Fest is open Oct. 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and Nov. 1 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., rain or shine. Tickets are $10 for the non-scary attractions only, and $15 for the whole experience.

ADDRESS: 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, L.I., NY 11570

MORE INFO: Find out more by visiting

More From The Long Island Local

Maybe grab a freshly brewed beer at these Long Island breweries!

And how about all the wonderful Wölffer Estate Vineyard events and tastings?! Or maybe check out some Long Island oyster farms! How about these guides to Long Island Coffee Shops and Long Island coffee roasters!! Check out these 16 Long Island Boardwalks! Take the ferry over and enjoy these Fire Island restaurants! Let’s not forget about the best tacos on Long Island and these 32 great Long Island pizza places either!! Here are 21 great spots to enjoy Long Island Gelato!

Be sure to find out about more things to do on Long Island as well as more great spots to eat and drink! Maybe take a stroll in one of these amazing Long Island arboretums and gardens! There are even this great Long Island kayaks and paddleboard guide to exploring!

Long Island Farm Guides To Explore

Suffolk County agriculture includes over 560 farms with 4,600 people that generate more than $226 million in sales annually. Long Island knows farming as well as Long Island farmland preservation!! How about enjoying some wonderful Long Island hiking trails!

Check out more Long Island Farm coverage on The Long Island Local!

Explore our Guide to organic farms on Long Island and our Guide to CSA on Long Island.

Read about great events like the Tulip Festival at Waterdrinker Farm and all that the Golden Earthworm has to offer!

What about this massive list of Long Island farmers and farms you need to visit!

How about Long Island Oyster Farms, the last Long Island Duck farm, or the only fresh American snail farm Peconic Escargot!

When the season’s right, explore our Long Island Christmas Tree farm guide and our list of great Long Island pumpkin picking farms!

Check Out Long Island Wine

If you’re in the mood for great wine, be sure to check out our Complete List of Long Island Wineries and Long Island Vineyards.

Check out the absolute best Long Island Wine Tours!

If you can’t make it to a tour, why not do some wine tasting at home with Bedell Cellars!

I know you’re getting hungry, so be sure to also check out the best wineries on Long Island for some great food!

While you’re in the area, be sure to check out these 9 relaxing things to do in the North Fork!

When you’re done with all of this wine drinking and relaxing, how about making it a weekend? Here are 10 great North Fork Long Island hotels to enjoy as well.

Things To See and Do on the South Fork

I always recommend seeing as much of the South Fork as possible!! 

The Hamptons and Montauk is a world-renowned beach resort destination for good reason! There is just so much to see, do, and enjoy! Here are just a few of them:

Check out this Guide to the Best Beaches in Montauk! Also, check out this Guide to The Hamptons best beaches!!

Check out some luxury homes in The Hamptons!

Maybe you will love it so much, you’ll want to check out some Hamptons wedding venues!

Enjoy some of the world-class, amazing art in The Hamptons!

While You’re Enjoying the Outdoors

Be sure to find out about more things to do on Long Island as well as more great spots to eat and drink and wonderful places to stay on Long Island!

Check out this guide to Long Island driving ranges, including this feature on the popular Heartland driving range! Go have fun at one of these great Long Island skate parks!

Make It A Weekend

The East End of Long Island is a really special spot. If you think you’d want to check it out and maybe even stay a while…that wouldn’t be such a terrible idea.

If you wanted to consider different options for staying on Long Island, be sure to check out these great places to stay in Montauk, 11 Hamptons hotels, 10 North Fork Long Island hotels, and this Guide to Sag Harbor hotels! Enjoy reading up on and hopefully exploring these wonderful Shelter Island hotels and let me know if you decide to make it a vacation!


Share This!

Related Articles

Leave a Comment

This website uses third party applications that may use cookies to improve your experience. You can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy