Halloween Fun 2010: Haunted Houses and Spooky Events around Atlanta

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I will admit that I am not a big fan of scary movie, haunted house or spooky tales. So these will not be something I will want to do. BUT I do know that there are many families with more tolerant to scary stuff than myself. Here are a list of haunted house, spooky stories and scary events for Halloween in or around Atlanta.

Remember that these events might not be suitable for younger kids!

List of Haunted House & Scary Events for Halloween around Atlanta

1. Haunted Museum @ The Southern Museum Kennesaw

Atlanta With Kids - Halloween Haunted Museum

Aside from a few ghouls and spooks, the Southern Museum will provide great activities for all ages. Families can enjoy the pumpkin trail, pony rides, petting zoo, costume contest, face painting and more!

The Haunted Museum tour is recommended for ages 10 and up. $7.50 for adults and $5.50 for ages 10-12. All other activities are outdoors and are free for all ages.

Place: The Southern Museum, 2829 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw, GA
Date: October 22-23 (Friday-Saturday)
Time: 5pm-9pm
Cost: Adults: $7.50, Children (Age 10-12): $5.50
Note: Not recommended for children age 9 and younger.

2. Halloween Tours @ Oakland Cemetery

Atlanta With Kids - Halloween Cemetery Tour

What could be more appropriate than visiting one of Atlanta famous cemetery during Halloween? During Halloween, the Oakland cemetery’s gate will remain open after dark for special Halloween tours where you will hear first-hand accounts about our city’s past, narrated by a host of Oakland’s eternal “residents.” You’ll also see gorgeous candlelit mausoleums in this one-of-a-kind annual tradition. Bring a flashlightand wear comfortable walking shoes.

Tickets are selling fast. The Saturday event is already sold out but there are still tickets available for Friday and Sunday.

Place: Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Avenue, SE, Atlanta, GA
Date: October 22-24 (Friday-Sunday)
Time: 5:30pm-10pm (tour lasts about 1 hour)
Cost: Adults: $17.50, Children (Age 8-12): $10
Note: Not recommended for children age 8 and younger. Bring flashlight and comfortable shoe.

3. Netherworld Haunted House @ Norcross

Atlanta With Kids - Halloween Haunted House

Voted the Spookiest Place in America, you bet it will be scary. So take that as my warning because I don’t even want to venture near this scary place. But if you are looking for the place to scary you out of this world, then maybe you might want to check out this place.

The ticket price is not cheap but how often will you want to scary yourself?

Place: Netherworld, 6624 Dawson Blvd, Norcross, GA
Date: Every night in October
Time: Weekday: 7pm-11pm, Weekend: 7pm-12am
Cost: Gargoyle: $22, Gargoyle and Dead Salvage $27;
Note: Not recommended for children age 12 and younger.

4. Lawrenceville Ghost Tours @ Lawrenceville

Atlanta With Kids - Halloween Ghost Tour

Take a scary stroll through haunted Lawrenceville and hear about: Flying Corpses, the heiress who was kidnapped and buried alive, and what really happened at the old jail.

Place: Lawrenceville Ghost Tours, 6624 Dawson Blvd, Norcross, GA
Date: Every night in October
Time: Sun-Thu: 7:30pm, Fri-Sat: 7pm & 9pm
Cost: Sun-Thu: Adults: $12, Children (Age 13 & under): $9; Fri-Sat: Adults: $15, Children (Age 13 & under): $12
Note: The site said the tour is suitable for children but I will say you know your children so decide accordingly.

5. A Tour of Southern Ghosts @ Stone Mountain

Atlanta With Kids - Halloween Southern Ghosts

A storytelling festival that showcases the best ghost stories from the South. For 12 nights this fall, some 15,000 visitors will be guided on a lantern-lit tour of yesteryear vividly brought to life through the grand tradition of Southern storytelling.

The tour features fun and spooky ghost stories from the Antebellum South. On the “tour” you’ll meet six professional storytellers as they spin tales of Southern ghosts along the lantern lit paths of the South’s most authentic and spookiest plantation.

Place: A Tour of Southern Ghosts, Stone Mountain Park
Date: October 14-31 (Every Thursday – Sunday)
Time: Sun-Thu: 7pm-9pm, Fri-Sat: 7pm-9:30pm
Cost: Adults: $14, Children (Age 12 & under): $6
Note: Ticket is sold separately from Stone Mountain Park admission, you don’t need to purchase Stone Mountain Park to attend this event. This is a walking tour so dress appropriately.

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