Before You Visit

The 2017 ScareHouse season is upon us. Here are a few things to keep in mind before you visit.

Haunt Updates for 2017

The Sunset Lodge, a hotel taken over by savage serial killers, has replaced The Summoning. Nocturnia 3-D is longer with new 3-D elements. Infernal sets have been updated and are overrun by even more demons. You must be 7 years of age or older to enter the ScareHouse. Click here to watch 2017 ScareHouse trailer.

The Basement is a separate attraction for adults 18 years of age or older and you must sign a waiver to enter. Maggie returns to the asylum in an all new production. Click here to watch 2017 The Basement trailer.

Hours and Dates

ScareHouse is open on select dates from September 15th till October 29th. Turn out the Lights returns this season! On November 3rd and 4th, we turn off the lights and customers must navigate through the haunt with only one glowstick for their group. 

ScareHouse is open Thursdays and Sundays from 7 PM-10PM and Fridays and Saturdays from 7PM-11:30PM.

Security Changes

In the interest of customer and employee safety, all customers entering the ScareHouse will be subject to wanding by a handheld metal detector. Guests will have to place cell phones, keys, and large metal objects on a table which may be visually inspected. Bags may be subject to inspection.

Age Requirements

ScareHouse and the Turn Out the Lights event are not recommended for children under 13, and no one under 7 will be admitted. There are no special prices for children and no refunds if anyone decides not to finish the haunt. There are many emergency exits throughout each attraction in case anyone gets too scared to continue. 

The minimum age for The Basement, which is a separate attraction and requires a separate ticket purchase, is 18.  Proof of age is required. Click here for more information about The Basement.


Customers should park at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. A free shuttle runs from the zoo to the ScareHouse about every 15 minutes. The shuttle runs from 6:45 PM till the last customer leaves the haunt.

Taking an Uber, Lyft, or Z-Trip vehicle to the ScareHouse

Please have your driver drop you off and pick you up at the corner of Butler Street at Maplewood Street. You should use the address 436 Butler St, Etna, PA 15223. You will see a banner and sign for the ScareHouse. 

New Food and Drink Options for 2017

We offer a concession stand that sells soft drinks, water, and snacks. 

Inclimate Weather

ScareHouse is an indoor haunt and open no matter what Pittsburgh weather throws at us. The lines to enter ScareHouse are outdoors so please dress appropriately for the weather.

Shortest Wait Times

We suggest visiting us in September or on a Thursday or Sunday if you're looking for the shortest wait times. The show is the same every night we're open. The way our ticketing system works is you purchase a ticket for a half hour time slot. You usually enter some time during that half hour, depending on when you got in line. When we're busy, typically Friday and Saturday nights in October, you may end up waiting longer to enter. During the very busy nights, we will do our best to ensure you enter during your time slot without compromising your show experience.

Save Money and Time by Buying Tickets Online

Customers save money and time when they purchase their tickets online. There is no need to print your tickets, we can scan them from your phone. RIP tickets are good any time on any date during the regular season and allow customers to bypass the general admission line.

Ticket Types

General Admission tickets are purchased for a specific date and time. They include three haunts: The Sunset Lodge, Nocturnia 3D, and Infernal. Does not include The Basement. Ticket price changes depending on time and date. 

RIP tickets do not need a specific date and time. They can be used any date and time we are open during the regular season. RIP ticket holders bypass the general admission line. They include three haunts: The Sunset Lodge, Nocturnia 3D, and Infernal. Does not include The Basement.

The Basement tickets are purchased for a specific date and time. They only include The Basement. You must be 18 or older to enter The Basement and sign a waiver.

Groups Save Even More

Groups of 15 or more can save with reduced ticket prices and no additional fees when they buy online. Are you part of a school or organization planning to bring a large group to the ScareHouse? Email for pricing. We can also create a personalized promo code for your school, group, or company. Email for more information.

Save up to 40% off RIP Tickets at Costco

Costco members can save up to 40% off RIP tickets by purchasing them at the Cranberry, Homestead, and Robinson locations.

Host Your Event at ScareHouse

We offer event space rental for your birthday, bachelor/bachelorette, and Halloween parties. We offer customizable space that includes tables, chairs, and access to a refrigerator. Email for more information and pricing.

Behind the Scenes Tours & Paranormal Investigations

The 2017 Behind the Scenes Tour & Paranormal Investigations schedules are posted here.

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