If You Dare!


We invite you to join us in a terrifying excursion to explore this classic “turn of the century” haunted mansion. Let your fears awaken and discover the startling secrets of this dreadfully daunting domain. If you dare to step inside this once grand abode you shall take an unguided tour finding your way through secret passageways, eerie dark corridors, winding staircases and spine chilling chambers that will curdle the blood of even the bravest of souls!


You never know what restless, rotting residents might be lurking around the corner in each foreboding room ahead! …or BEHIND YOU! Join us and Release Your Screams in Gatlinburg’s original haunted house! IF YOU DARE!

Frightfully Yours,

The Caretaker


SHH! It’s behind you!

Spine Chilling!

Terrifying Fun!




Put some excitement in your vacation when you visit the

Great Smoky Mountains!

Who We Are

We are a family owned and operated, three story, year-round haunted attraction still owned by a descendant of one of the original owners. We support small businesses as we are one ourselves. We opened our doors in 1980 and have been scaring Smoky Mountain visitors and daring locals for 42 years!

The house is designed and decorated in an early 1900’s style old Victorian persona with ever growing attention to detail. In the beginning we were a “spooky fun house” type attraction but have evolved over the years becoming Gatlinburg’s Oldest and Scariest Haunted House!

Recently (in 2012-2015) we did several major renovations, scouring antique stores and other curious establishments, creating a much more authentic and chilling atmosphere we hope will delight you in the most unnerving of ways. We try to add new and terrifying surprises each year so come see our latest additions!

We appreciate your patronage and take your feedback seriously so feel free to give us a holler and let us know how we are doing. We work hard and strive to get great reviews from all of you! Be sure to see what others have to say about us on TripAdvisor, Google and other popular review sites.
Come visit us on your vacation in the bloody heart of the Smoky Mountains and have the fright of your life! You can find us a little off the beaten path on the quieter street of River Road but still very close to all the hustle and bustle of the main street. Look for the eerie glow in the darkness, we will be waiting for you in the shadows. We want to hear you SCREAM!!

The Family of Mysterious Mansion





*If you are kind enough to take the time to give us a review, please consider that it is especially helpful for us if you note the date and time of your visit. Thank-you!

When The Bell Tolls

Open Year ‘Round


Monday -Thursday



Friday, Saturday & Sunday

12pm – 11pm


*Please Note: Posted hours are subject to change due to

weather, maintenance and/or business fluctuations

Spring Hours

Hours Vary

Early spring we open mainly on weekends but we operate seven days a week when Spring Break kicks in. When Spring Break ends we may shorten our daily hours closing earlier on weekdays.


Open Full Time

We are open 7 days a week til at least 11 pm all summer long! We are open on the 4th of July! On busier nights we may stay open longer than the hours we have posted.

Autumn Hours

Mostly Full time

When school resumes in August we are still open all week but may shorten our daily hours as business slows. In September we may close a few select week days in order to prepare for our Special Halloween Events on weekend evenings through the month of October! We will still have our regular shows on October weekdays. In November it may be necessary for us to close certain weekdays for maintenance and cleanup after Halloween. We do open on Thanksgiving Day.

Winter Hours

Hours Vary

After Thanksgiving in November and early December hours may vary but we are always open on weekends. We do open full time during Christmas Break through New Year’s Day. We may stay open full time for a week or so during January but we are generally only open on weekends throughout the “Dead Season.”


Sorry, No Refunds

If you get too scared we have done our job well.

Please be sure you want to enter before you pay


General Admission


17.90 plus tax = $20.00


13.42 plus tax = $15.00

age 6 and under are free

(not recommended for young children)

Gifts Souvenirs


T shirts – $16.40

Shot Glasses – $6.37

Lapel Pins set of 2- $3.65

Magnets/Posters – $1.82

Lanyards- $3.65

Halloween Events


22.37 plus tax = $25.00


17.90 plus tax = $20.00

Weekend evenings every October!

(Go to our Events Page to find out more)

State tax 7% County tax 2.75% Amusement tax 2%


We appreciate and support our Military, Police and Firefighters! Please let us know who you are and with proper ID we would like to offer you $2 off your admission price.

We also offer Free Admission for Veterans on Veteran’s Day! Thank-you for your service!

Group Rates

Payment for group rates must be paid in one lump sum for the entire group. These rates are for regular shows only and are not valid for special Halloween presentations. For particularly large groups please contact us in advance to make arrangements so that we may accommodate your needs more efficiently. For a group of 15-25 people regular admission is $18.00 each. For a group of 26 people or more admission is $17.00 each. These rates do not apply during special events such as Halloween shows. These prices DO INCLUDE TAX for your convenience.

For your safety during your visit

we have a few guidelines that we ask you to follow

  • Do not run!~ Please be cautious of your surroundings, there are many stairs and dark areas and we do not want you to injure yourself or someone else.

  • Stay together as a group~ Please do not lag behind or rush ahead of the people you entered with. You will miss all the entertainment if you do so. Groups entering the house will not exceed 6 people to ensure everyone gets to experience everything when entering smaller rooms.

  • No cell phones, lighters, cameras or flashlights~ Anything that creates a light please keep put away at all times. Flashes of light at the wrong moment can be blinding and be a danger to you, your group members and/or our actors.

  • Please no photography or videotaping~ We prefer to keep the mansion mysterious, spoilers ruin the fun and surprises for others. Also, you do not want to be asked to leave for not following the rules. We would like for everyone to enjoy the house and not disrupt the show.

  • Do not touch anyone or anything that you may encounter in the house. They won’t do it to you so please don’t do it to them. Please don’t pick up any items or touch the props since broken things ruin the show and may be quite costly to you. You may however, feel along the walls and other areas to find the hidden passageways. Belligerent behavior, such as kicking in doors, will result in immediate expulsion from the house.

We appreciate your patronage and thank you for your consideration!

Join us and release your screamsIf You Dare!We’ll be waiting for you in the shadowsWe know your fear

Scaring Smoky Mountain visitors

for over 40 Years!


You have questions We have answers

Here are some of our most commonly asked questions. If you do not find the answers you need, feel free to contact us below.

Q- How long does it take to go through?
A- It is a self guided tour, you go at your own pace so it depends on you and how long it takes you to find your way out. On an average it usually takes about 15-20 minutes. Please do not run! There are many stairs and dark areas, we do not want you to hurt yourself!

Q- How scary is it?
A- Everyone has different scare tolerances so for many it can be very intense and terrifying while others may not let their imagination get the better of them. If you are very difficult to scare bring someone who isn’t and enjoy the show! Terrified friends can be quite amusing!

Q- Are children allowed?
A- Yes, however, children must be accompanied by an adult. It is not recommended for small children but we leave that decision to the discretion of the parents. Some kids make it through just fine, others don’t make it past the first room. It can be an intense experience for certain audiences and there is some mild gore. Our special Halloween shows on October weekends may be much more intense.

Q- Do you have live actors?
A- yes

Q- Will they touch me?
A- Nothing living will. In return, please do not touch anything living in the house. Keep in mind monsters are people too. If they are physically attacked it is legally considered assault. Vandals will also be prosecuted.

Q- If me or my child get too scared and we exit early can we get a refund?
A- If you exit early or refuse to go in because you are too afraid we have done our job well, so no, we do not honor refunds for that reason. Please make sure you want to go in before you pay. There are several emergency exits located throughout the house that can be used as chicken exits if the show is too intense for you. If you do not enter after you paid, we can however give you a pass to come back later if you regain your courage or you can give to a friend. The passes do not expire if you decide to save it and return another year.

Q- Do you have restrooms?
A-Yes, they are located around the left side of the building. ~Please do not use our utility closet!

Q- Are you handicap accessible?
A- Unfortunately it’s an old house and there are many levels and stairs. If we were able to rebuild it and make it wheelchair accessible we would certainly do so. We mean this most sincerely.

Q- Do you use strobe lights or fog?
A- We do use strobe lights and occasionally use fog machines. If you have Epilepsy or health issues that strobe lights may be a danger to you please use utmost caution. Just let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your needs so that you may enter safely. If you have an allergy to fog fluid ask the cashier if fog is currently in use before entering.

Find Us


424 River Rd.

Gatlinburg, TN. 37738


Gatlinburg is primarily a walking town so here are some easy directions for those of you on foot:

  • FROM THE PARKWAY- Walk through Towne Center Plaza, exit through the back parking area and down to River Road. We are just across the street.
  • FROM THE AQUARIUM- Take a stroll along the Riverwalk on River Road. We are only a few short blocks down on the right next to Edgewater Hotel

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865 436-7007

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