September 21, 2021
With almost 200 years of history, there’s sure to be more than a few creepy corners to explore (or avoid) in Seattle. The city explodes with fabulously spooky events each autumn as Halloween grows closer. Book your trip in October to experience the feeling of crisp fall air, chase thrills at ghostly events, and revel in the city’s joyous autumnal spirit.
If escape rooms and haunted houses had a terrifying baby, it would be named The Georgetown Morgue. Use your problem-solving skills to unlock doors, avoid toxic chemicals and uncover the key to escape the terrifying morgue. When haunted houses can’t contain you, head to the Haunted Forest at Grand Farms. This medieval horror fantasy experience features a frightening mile long trail through the woods.
Issaquah’s Hillside Cemetery has been used to bury thousands of Washingtonians from as early as 1890. Originally used by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Hillside has become the final resting place for nearly 4,000 people. Museum Director Erica Maniez leads a small tour of these hallowed grounds each year. Soak up stories about the people buried in the cemetery, and learn what life looked like in the area in the1900s. If you’re interested, buy tickets before the event is booked up!
Seattle seems to have some of the best tours of any city. Tourists and locals alike happily attend food-themed, underground and boat tours all around the city. If you’re itching to learn more about Seattle spirits, however, head to Spooked In Seattle Ghost Tours & Museum. The company, run by real-life paranormal investigators, leads guests to the most haunted spots in the Emerald City.
Ideally located in the fabulous Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Shafer Baillie Mansion is the perfect place to stay after a day of spooky fun. Although this magnificent property is more couture but creepy, keep an eye out for ghosts living in this 1914 Tudor Revival mansion. Booking your lodging last minute? Take advantage of Shafer Baillie’s generous last minute discount!
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