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Ultimate Guide to the Best Haunted Houses in Nashville TN

I’ve always loved everything about the Halloween season and horror-themed entertainment so it’s natural that I love haunted houses – the entertainment kind. Although, I love visiting actual haunted houses or alleged haunted houses at least. I think I’m pretty lucky that there are so many good options when it comes to haunted houses in Nashville TN and the Nashville area.

I used to be deathly afraid of clowns and I’ll never forget the time a clown chased me from the haunted house to my car. And, yet, I keep on going back in for more. I’m no longer as afraid (I used to not be able to even look at one) but they still get my blood racing when I stumble on one in a haunted house.

So, the next time you’re looking for the best haunted places in the area of Nashville, you’ll have a great time at these places full of horrifying scenes, strobe lights, haunted corn mazes, dark woods, and artistic detail.

Many are open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during October and certain nights in late September. Additionally, Nashville is full of ghost tours and civil war history (which is scary enough in its own right). Even the Ryman Auditorium offers a special Halloween tour.

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Best Haunted Houses in Nashville TN

Haunted Hell Nashville

Haunted Hell invites you to their haunted attraction which consists of 22,000 square feet of haunted house and 35 live actors filled with special effects, artistic detail, and gruesome and graphic landscapes.

Haunted Hell is set amongst an old plantation home and you’ll follow along a creek bed in your attempt to escape.

ESSENTIAL INFO ABOUT HAUNTED HELL 

Address | 3930 Apache Trail Antioch TN 37013
Hours | various evenings in September and October
Cost | $18-$20
Website |  slashvillehaunts.com/haunted-hell-nashville

Bloody Acres Haunted Forest

Bloody Acres is located on roughly 50 acres of land. It includes about 17 acres of wooded trails and 23 scare zones. Visit for acres and acres of horror!

ESSENTIAL INFO ABOUT  BLOODY ACRES

Address | 318 Big Station Camp Blvd, Gallatin, TN 37066
Hours | various evenings in September and October
Cost | $15; CASH ONLY
Website |  bloodyacreshauntedwoods.net/

Nashville Nightmare Haunted Houses

This is the largest and longest indoor haunted attraction in Tennessee! Nashville Nightmare Haunted House is TN’s biggest and best Halloween destination. Nashville Nightmare was ranked #1 Haunted House in America by USA Today for the 2016 Halloween season. 

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There are four different Haunted Houses consisting of highly detailed scenes, state of the art animations and special effects, with very intense actors, make up the Nashville Nightmare property! Whether it’s the scariest haunted house or not, it’s definitely one of the best haunted houses in Nashville TN. Fresh concessions are also available on site. 

ESSENTIAL INFO ABOUT NASHVILLE NIGHTMARE

Address | 1016 Madison Square Nashville, TN 37115
Parking | free street parking and paid lot parking
Hours | various evenings in September and October
Cost | $19.99
Website |  nashvillenightmare.com

Devil’s Dungeon

Located in downtown Nashville, Devil’s Dungeon is by far one of the most frightening and intense haunted houses in Nashville TN you will experience. With over 50 years of combined hands on experience, haunt designers Tony Warner, and Patrick Warner have produced yet another outrageous journey.

With over 20,000 square feet of haunted house to explore, finding your way through the dark passages and dismal corridors to escape from the clutches of the undead will have you wondering whether or not these horrifying scenes are truly real or simply fiction.

ESSENTIAL INFO ABOUT DEVIL’S DUNGEON 

Address | 510 Davidson St Nashville TN 37213
Hours | various dates in September and October
Cost | $18
Website |  slashvillehaunts.com/devils-dungeon

Full Moon Slaughterhouse

The Slaughterhouse is Nashville’s longest-running haunted attraction and the one I’ve been to the most. The Slaughterhouse winds you on a self-guided tour through five theaters of the old Courtyard Theater that once was abandoned for 13 years. You’ll pass through different scenes, incredible special effects, and terrifying haunts.

ESSENTIAL INFO ABOUT SLAUGHTERHOUSE

Address | 3445 Lebanon Pike Hermitage TN 37076
Hours | various dates in September and October
Cost | $25
Website |  www.fullmoonslaughterhouse.com

Millers Thrillers Haunted Woods

At Millers Thrillers, there are several activities to take part in: the Haunted Woods, a Zombie Paintball Hayride, and an Entertainment Zone.

The Haunted Woods is a stroll through the trail that you will never forget. Enter the intense hour-long trek through the twisted groves and gnarled oaks. We have found an old mining trail that leads into the darkness. The swamps and hundreds of acres of farmland are looking to swallow you up.

This is your chance to “open fire” and protect our city in the zombie maze. Millers Thrillers has quarantined a horde of infected zombies. They are growing stronger and are planning their evacuation routes to attack our whole city. Their intent is to survive and create more of their kind.

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ESSENTIAL INFO ABOUT MILLERS THRILLERS

Address | 1431 Carters Creek Pike Columbia TN 38401
Hours | various dates in September and October
Cost | $20 for Haunted Woods or Zombie Paintball or $35 for both
Website |  www.millersthrillers.net

Creep Hollow Haunted Woods

If you are looking for some haunted fun that doesn’t focus on blood and gore, look at Creepy Hollow Haunted Woods. It’s perfect for a young kid family.

Nashville Scene has rated this attraction as the most customer interactive in the area. Creepy Hollow offers storytelling, hayrides, bonfires, and the haunted woods, of course.

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ESSENTIAL INFO ABOUT CREEP HOLLOW HAUNTED WOODS

Address | 2133 Joe Brown Rd Spring Hill TN 37174
Hours | various dates in September and October
Cost | $25 for all three attractions
Website |  www.creepyhollowwoods.com

Beast House – The Money-Back Haunted House

The Beast House is set in the still-standing portion of the original Isaac Kechem Mansion. Kechem’s family was found brutally murdered within these walls before dying by suicide in 1897.

This building sat vacant thereafter. In 1951, the dilapidated Kechem home was revitalized and used commercially for the first time, as it was transformed into a Dinner and Nightclub (Starlite Club) – ultimately closing in 2014.

This house is considered to actually be haunted so enter at your own risk.

The Beast Challenge is what makes Beast House the most controversial Haunted House. Nationally recognized as the Money-Back Haunted House®, you’ve heard of the haunted house where if you can make it through everything, you get your money back? You’ve found it at one of the most intense haunted houses.

This is the Beast Challenge. Participation is purely optional and restricted to only those 18+. You must sign a waiver and complete three rounds/ tasks. Eat Something, Drink Something or Do Something.

ESSENTIAL INFO ABOUT BEAST HOUSE

Address | 3976 Dickerson Pike Nashville TN 37207
Hours | various dates in September and October
Cost | $25
Website |  www.beasthouse.com

McKamey Manor

McKamey Manor is a haunted house attraction in which survival horror-style events are enacted. McKamey Manor is considered a pioneer of “extreme” haunted attractions. It was founded in San Diego by Russ McKamey and was originally located on his property. Its new home is in Summertown, TN, and Huntsville, AL.

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ESSENTIAL INFO ABOUT McKAMEY MANOR

Address | 12 Stephenson Road, Summertown, TN 38483
Hours | year-round; reservations required
Cost | Donation based
Website |  mckameymanor.com/

Dead Land Scream Park

Dead Land Scream Park includes an indoor and outdoor attraction. The Portal and The Curse trails walk you along the wooded trails with many scares along the way.

The new Crypt attraction takes you through the gravesites and its residents. Also new are Freak Out Escape games designed to twist your mind challenging you to puzzle your way to freedom.

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ESSENTIAL INFO ABOUT DEAD LAND SCREAM PARK

Address | 7040 Murfreesboro Road Lebanon TN 37090
Hours | various dates in September and October
Cost | $15-$50
Website |  deadlandwoods.com


Other Haunted Attractions in Nashville

Haunted Bell Witch Cave and Farm

A few years ago, I visited the bell witch cave during October all alone because no one would go with me. This is not a haunted attraction like the listed ones above – this is a legit haunted home and cave that was once home to John Bell and his family.

While nothing happened on my tour, there have been many reported sightings and happenings. You can read all about my visit to the Bell Witch Farm.

ESSENTIAL INFO ABOUT THE BELL WITCH CAVE

Address | 430 Keysburg Rd Adams TN 37010
Hours | Saturdays nights and Sundays; special hours last two weeks of October
Cost | $8-$18
Website |  www.bellwitchcave.com

Haunted Canoe the Caney

Ever wanted to take a haunted nighttime canoe ride down the Caney Fork River? Sure you do! You’ll paddle over the original location of the 1800s sunken cemetery that is just 15 feet below the surface. It is believed the spirits are trapped just below the water’s surface.

ESSENTIAL INFO ABOUT HAUNTED CANOE THE CANEY

Address | 17055 Smithville Hwy, Silver Point TN 38582
Hours | various dates in October and November
Cost | $34.99
Website |  www.canoethecaney.com/haunted-canoe-trip.html

Two Rivers Mansion

Two Rivers Mansion is an Antebellum historic house in Nashville, Tennessee. Each tour incorporates a historical tour of the Two Rivers Mansion and the 1802 House with various paranormal occurrences discussed.

ESSENTIAL INFO ABOUT TWO RIVERS MANSION

Address | 3130 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214
Hours | limited dates in October
Cost | $15
Website |  tworiversmansion.org/events/

What do you think? Are you brave enough to visit any of these haunted houses in Nashville?

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Ashley Hubbard is a writer, photographer, and blogger based in Nashville, Tennessee. When she's not searching out the strange and unusual things in life, she's searching out vegan food and is passionate about sustainability, animal rights, and social justice.

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