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Celebrate Spooky Season with These Haunted Tours

Posted on October 17, 2022
A halloween-decorated front yard

Spooky Season has returned! Looking for a Halloween haunted house this year? Or other Halloween events, perhaps? Events that will tingle your spine and have you spellbound by the horrors lurking around the corner? Or, in search of something tamer, for the young, or young at heart? Look no further…

Whether you are the brave and daring-type seeking a thrill that’ll make your hair stand on edge, or are just looking for a little Halloween festival -esque fun with your family and friends—there’s a little something here for everyone.

If you love spooky season like we do, then you’ll enjoy the turn-by-turn directions to each of the “best-dressed” Halloween decked-out homes near you. (And, bonus! You may learn a bit about the homeowners at various tour stops, or enjoy eye-rollingly funny knock knock jokes, too.) 

But if you’re ready to turn up the volume on the spine-tingling thrills, you might try out a ghost tour, too…if you dare.

If you’re looking for Halloween things to do this year, let us help you get in the spirit!

Check out this full list of frightfully fun, or tragically terrifying, Halloween jaunts near you.

Discover Where the Spooks are Hidden

Halloween Home found in the Durham, NC Tour
Featured in the Durham, NC Halloween Homes Tour

Whether you’re seeking bone-rattling ghost tours… or the most spectacularly dazzling orange house lights, pumpkin inflatables and 2-story tall skeletons around town—you can find them all here.

Many Built Story tours are created and curated by locals who know the ins and outs of the area. Who better to tell you where the biggest chills and thrills are than the ones who live right by them!

Self-guided Halloween Tours that make your heart pound and spine tingle (or the youngest in your party delight!) has never been easier:

  1. Just download the Built Story app - Google Play and Apple App Store
  2. All Halloween homes tours are self-guided, featuring turn-by-turn driving directions to each of the witchy stops and haunts. Grab your pumpkin (decaf?) latte and enjoy the best-dressed Halloween homes around town.
  3. Ghostly and ghoulish knock-knock jokes or silly one-liners may greet you in the Halloween homes tours.
  4. Keep an eye out for the homes collecting donations for charity…take your Halloween thrills and turn them into treats!
  5. Ghost tours are self-guided too, and immerse you in the haunting stories, and unsolved crimes, of the community around you.
  6. Once you've purchased a tour via the app, keep enjoying it for 30 days! Start, pause, stop, and retake the tour to your witchy heart's desire. Check to see how the dressed-up Halloween homes evolve throughout the season... or just enjoy a thrilling evening again and again.

Below are four Spooky Season self-guided tours available now. None of these in your local haunt? Be sure to check out this full list of self-guided Halloween tours near you.


Collin County, TX Halloween Houses Tour

Collin County Halloween Home Tour
A stop featured in the Best Halloween Homes in Collin County, TX

If frights aren’t your speed, but you still love to get into the Halloween spirit—come marvel at the best-decorated Halloween homes around town! Peer at the haunted light displays, right from your car, and even get a preview of the best trick or treating spots.

This self-guided tour will take you through some of the best spooky spots in Collin County—some of these haunts get spookier as time goes on, so you might want to visit more than once before October ends!


Raleigh, NC Halloween Houses Tour

Halloween Home Tour in Raleigh, NC
A stop featured in Raleigh's Best Halloween Decorations tour

Tour Creator Al Parker is back at it again, with the most comprehensive list of free & over the top Halloween displays in Wake County.  Member of the The Ghost Guild, and author of four ghost tours – Al knows what makes a truly boo-tiful Halloween-decorated home. Featuring 29 abodes across Wake County – you just might consider enjoying this full tour over the course of a few moonlit nights…


Chapel Hill, NC Ghost Tour

Swain Hall, UNC Chapel Hill
Experience the eerie stories at this forlorn university building

Here in Chapel Hill… The dead are always underfoot.

Chapel Hill is a university town that is filled with haunted stories—the stuff of legends. It is said that the spirits of the deceased walk among us—especially once the night settles in.

This tour shares an unlucky 13 of the locations associated with the most notorious of haunts. Brave this harrowing walk across the UNC Chapel Hill campus for some truly eerie tales.

Provincetown, MA American Horror Stories Tour

American Horror Stories tour in Provincetown, MA
A chilling stop in the American Horror Stories Tour: Provincetown Filming Locations.

You’ll discover the key locations where American Horror Story was filmed for the 6 episodes of Season 10’s “Double Feature: Red Tide”, in this self-guided walking tour.

Twenty local spots in Ptown were featured onscreen. Highlights include: Harry’s & Doris’ Rental House, Belle Noir’s House, and Mickey’s Shack. Re-experience terrors from American Horror Story, right here in Provincetown… if you dare.

Find Your City and Start Your Spooky Season Tour

These haunted events are just dying for an audience…  Experience the thrills of Halloween with Built Story this Spooky Season!

Happy Halloween! 🎃


For a full listing of Spooky Season self-guided tours, click here

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