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Congelier Mansion and 10 More Creepy Haunted Houses to Visit!

September 25, 2023

I learned about this story on a Haunted walking tour of Allegheny West.  If you have never taken this tour it is pretty neat, and I highly suggest it!  This Pittsburgh haunted house on 1129 Ridge Avenue has tons of ghoulish history beginning with its original inhabitants carpetbagger Charles Wright Congelier, his Mexican wife Lyda, and a young servant girl, Essie.  Things got ugly after the discovery of an affair and the rest is HEADSTORY!  I mean HISTORY!  :) 

READ MORE ABOUT PITTSBURGH'S VERY OWN HAUNTED HOUSE by clicking here: Congelier House OR dare to take the tour! 

Here are some more uniquely terrifying Haunted Houses in Western PA that are only a short drive from Pittsburgh for you to check out!

Castle Blood 

Washington County 

Prepare for a thrilling Halloween adventure in Pittsburgh's most unique haunted attraction, Castle Blood, housed within a historic 100-year-old funeral home. With over 25 years of delighting crowds, Castle Blood offers its famous Haunted Adventure Tour featuring an ever-changing game with new challenges each year, drawing enthusiastic visitors repeatedly. Described as "playing Clue in the Addams Family house" by American Airlines Magazine, the tour introduces a rotating cast of characters, from elegant vampires and beautiful spirits to wacky witches and mad scientists. However, menacing monsters, vengeful vampires, undead brides, wayward werewolves, and hungry ghouls may also cross your path. Each night, the household staff strives to keep "mortal guests" safe, but things often take a sinister turn. Join Castle Blood for a "Classic American Halloween; Halloween The Way It Ought To Be."

Demon House 

Washington County 

Demon House will drop you in the center of your nightmare as you walk through the stone mansion and surrounding grounds. The ominous mansion has long kept its dark and unspeakable history a secret, allowing only those who enter to bear witness. What is there to experience? With detailed sets and horrifying actors around every turn, Demon House aims to blur the line between reality and a hellish dream, wants to give visitors a chilling thrill this haunt season. Guests experience Demon House as soon as they step foot on the property- eerie music, campfires, concession stand, gift shop, and an outdoor movie theater are there to enjoy before and after the attraction.

Freddy's Haunts 

Beaver County 

Explore the eerie tale of the McCune and Reinhold families in this spine-chilling haunted attraction. In 1860, the McCunes unwittingly disturbed ancient Indian burial grounds while building their family home, leading to unsettling events and mysterious disappearances over the years. The Reinholds, who moved in later, suffered a similar fate, leaving the property vacant for decades. Now, you can venture into the notorious cave where the darkness conceals its dreadful secrets. Dare to tread the haunted path, as half a mile of this eerie cave opens to the public, offering an unsettling yet somewhat safe experience for those seeking thrills.

Ghost Tours of Nemacolin Castle 

Washington County 

Tour historic Nemacolin Castle by candlelight while hearing stories of ghostly experiences that are said to have happened in the castle.

Haunted Hills Estate 

Fayette County 

Haunted Hills Estate Scream Park, a family-owned park driven by a lifelong passion for the macabre, is dedicated to providing the ultimate Halloween experience. Their commitment to the dark arts has elevated them to national-level recognition as a haunted attraction. With a production team that consistently upgrades and expands the park, they offer a constantly evolving and unique Halloween Season Event, along with a variety of horrifying off-season events, featuring new sets for the 2023 season. Visitors will be drawn into the eerie House, where spirits roam, controlling the living and seeking revenge. Engaging with spiritual power and making crucial choices will determine if you can escape the clutches of this sinister place.

Haunted History Hayride & Candlelight Walk 

Westmoreland County 

Take a hayride or candlelit walk through the perils of the American frontier at Bushy Run Battlefield in Jeannette, PA (Westmoreland County). Experience the battlefield from an entirely new perspective at night! Guided hay wagons take visitors back in time as they stop along the trail where actors portray 18th century characters. But beware! Ghost and goblins are lurking in the woods and are too scary for those children under the age of 4. Admission includes entry to the Visitor Center and Museum. Reservations required and these book up early!

Haunted Mini-Golf 

Beaver County 

This Hopewell Township attraction is great for both kids and adults, although the youngest children will probably enjoy the daylight sessions better. Halloween-themed holes seven days a week, plus glow-in-the-dark balls after dark! Live spooky actors on Fridays and Saturdays.

Hundred Acres Manor Haunted House 

Allegheny County 

Hundred Acres Manor, Pittsburgh's premier Halloween tradition, presents a unique blend of horror and entertainment in a single haunted house. With five terrifying sections and special attractions like the burial simulator narrated by horror icon Tom Savini, Hundred Acres Manor offers an immersive experience that goes beyond a mere walk-through. Featuring beer gardens and various entertainment options, it has earned recognition as one of the nation's scariest haunted houses by prestigious outlets like USAToday, LATimes, and Awarded "Pittsburgh's Best Haunted House" by HauntWorld for two consecutive years, Hundred Acres Manor is the must-visit attraction for those seeking the ultimate scare in Pittsburgh.

Northern Nightmares 

Butler County 

Family-friendly Halloween events in Zelienople include The Nightmare Bus Tour of spooky places between Zelienople and Harmony, with tales of ghost sightings and hauntings, as well as free monster movies at Chiller Theater and free Halloween dance performances by North Hills dance schools.

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