Northwest fall brings the eerie mist that drapes the Tacoma region. With that air of mystery, Pierce County doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to thrills. And most of these thrills can be had even after the crowing event of all-hallows eve.

Haunted Houses

Fright house Station Haunted House

This haunt is located in Freighthouse Square, a classic reminder of the city’s railroading roots. Inside, however, is pure fright with two walk-through experiences available, this haunted house will be sure to give you some jumps with its spectacular effects as the square takes on a new, freaky feel as it transforms into Frighthouse Station.

Oct. 5-6; 18-20; 25-28; 31

Fright Factory in Buckley

The Fright Factory has been rated as one of the scariest most realistic haunted attractions in the Puget Sound area. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes as you adventure up and down these remote fields in one Pierce County’s mountain neighborhoods.

Oct. 5-7; 12-14; 19-21; 25-31.

Maris Farms Haunted Woods - Buckley

Think you can handle a 40-minute stroll down a path that starts in a haunted abandoned barn and continues through a spooky forest filled with zombies, escaped prisoners and human sacrifices?

Oct. 5-7; 12-14; 19-21; 25-31.

Ghost tours –

reservations required.

Haunted Tacoma Ghost Tour

Tacoma’s first ghost tour offers stories and more than a few rumored spooks. This walking tour is led by father and son history buff duo, Andrew and Carlie Hansen. Explore stories behind the century-old Pantages Theater, and dare to cross burial grounds.

By Tacoma Ghost Tours

Grit City Ghost Stories

A walking tour of tales that range from sci-fi to pure gruesome horror. These tours are led by master storytellers who will share the darker history of The City of Destiny. If you like your scares with a matching cocktail, you can also try Pretty Gritty Tour’s Boos and Booze Tour of Tacoma.

By Pretty Gritty Tours

Escape Rooms –

reservations required

Horror under the big top

We all know clowns aren’t to be trusted. But you’ll have to get by a few of them to win at this terrifying escape room located in Gig Harbor. 

at Escape Hour Gig Harbor

The Last Escape

Once you enter the classical facade of Tacoma’s original post office building you will be invited to attend a séance and untangle a legendary mystery. Fantastic setting and effects build this mystery to a satisfying crescendo…if you make it that far.

At Adventures by Appointment

Other spooky activities

  • History Afterhours: Ghost night at the Washington State History Museum

  • Gig Harbor Film Festivals Rocky Horror Experience

  • Haunted Trails

  • Haunted Hall at the Center at Norpoint


Looking for activities with kids? Read Pierce County Halloween for those traveling with little pumpkins