Haunted Houses & Spooky Fun in Baton Rouge
The state of Louisiana has a rich history, so it should come as no surprise to learn that it’s home to more than its fair share of haunted sites. Some of these places are set up creatively to share a spooky experience, and others claim to have genuine hauntings. These should be more than enough to send a chill shooting up the spine.
13th Gate begins on October 1, 2015. The appropriately named 13th Gate will be opening its doors between the hours of 6:30 PM and 11:30 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays until the last week of October. At this time, it will be open every day through Halloween on October 31st.
Conveniently located at 832 Saint Philip Street in downtown Baton Rouge, 13th Gate offers a choice between the 13th Gate Haunted House and Necropolis 13. The first is a collection of sets that range from hearses to suspended bridges and underground tunnels. These are sure to scare participants due the work of award-winning scenic artists, set creators, and special effects artists.
Similarly, Necropolis 13 lives up to its name by being a recreation of a New Orleans style cemetery. With an extremely atmospheric setting at night and the dead begin rising out of their graves, this is sure to produce more than one scream.
Visitors can expect to pay around $20 for Necropolis 13, $25 for the 13th Gate Haunted House, or $35 for both. There are also VIP tickets available, which will let their holders skip the line-ups that can take place this time of the year.
The Myrtles Plantation is the place to go if you’re looking for something more authentic. It’s just a short drive from Baton Rouge. This is said to be one of the most haunted places in the United States. Built in 1794, it passed through a succession of owners, with each one adding their own stories to its legend.
You can take a tour of its historic interior between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM every day of the week. During the tour you’ll learn more about the home’s previous owners and what happened to them. Expect to pay around $10 per adult for the tour and $7 for children 12 years of age and under.
If you prefer the Guided Mystery Tour, make reservations for a Friday or Saturday evening at 6 PM, 7 PM, or 8 PM. There is limited space available for these tours. Tickets should be purchased the week prior to the week you plan to attend. For more information, call 800-809-0565.
If you are feeling particularly brave, you can even opt to stay a night at the bed and breakfast in hopes of seeing one of its famed residents. Costs for these room vary.
Spooky Fun for Everyone
Looking for something that's fun for all ages? Have no fear! We've got just the thing for a day of fun that will celebrate Halloween without putting a chill down your spine.
Boo at the Zoo takes place at Brec's Baton Rouge Zoo on October 17, 18, 24, and 25. Kids who show up can get candy and other treats by visiting the treat stations situated throughout the zoo, take photos to make the memory last, and even wander through an on-site hay maze that will be built for the occasion. Regular zoo admission still applies.
Baton Rouge is home to more Halloween celebrations than those mentioned here, but this should get you started with making your Halloween plans. Check out Things to Do in Baton Rouge for Halloween my clicking here!
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