Hi friends! We’re back with our first post since the beginning of summer and just in time for the start of Haunt Season 2017! If you follow our site or social media feeds you know that we love haunted houses, hayrides and even old dilapidated prisons! We’re fortunate to be headed back to Florida next month for two nights of Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights and Busch Gardens Tampa’s Howl-o-Scream (two of our favorite haunts)! But sometimes you want a local haunt that you can visit on a Friday night and for anyone in the Central Pennsylvania area, Field of Screams is the place to go!
Now celebrating its 25th year, Field of Screams is a four-attraction haunt located in Mountville, PA – only a few miles off of Interstate 283 in scenic Lancaster County. Anyone who has ever set foot in a local convenience store has surely seen the ubiquitous pamphlets for Field of Screams, but if you’re like us, you’ve been shrugging off those pamphlets for years. What a mistake we’ve all made because Field of Screams is the real deal – a reasonably-priced, scary-as-hell local haunt that delivers on frights and good times for everyone!
Field of Screams is great for haunt junkies because they start their season so early. We were there on the 3rd week of September and Field of Screams was already in its 3rd weekend of operations! In short, there are two indoor attractions (Den of Darkness; Frightmare Asylum) and two outdoor attractions (Haunted Hayride; Nocturnal Wasteland) for guests to experience. We were blown away by both the intricacy of the indoor attractions (multiple floors; labyrinth-esque designs) and the length of the outdoor attractions (both clock in around 20 minutes!). The special effects and sets were surprisingly realistic for a hometown haunt and the scareactors all seemed really into their performances.
In short, we can’t say enough good things about Field of Screams! After blowing this place off as a generic haunt without every having stepped foot on property, we are happy to eat crow and admit that Field of Screams really does live up to the title of Best Extreme Haunted Attraction in America!
Check out the attraction trailers and our photos and tips below!
Den of Darkness
Photo Gallery from our visit:
If You Go:
- Field of Screams’ official website can be found here.
- Field of Screams is open Fridays through Sundays until November 11, as well as Thursday, October 12 & 19, and Tuesday, October 31.
- Generally not recommended for children under 10.
- Ticket prices can be found here.
- Two of the attractions may close during extreme inclement weather (Haunted Hayride & Nocturnal Wasteland).
- Field of Screams is located on a farm – dress accordingly!
- Scare-actors may touch you; don’t touch back.