Haunted House @ Georgetown Morgue (Halloween 2023)

Try the dark maze 🧛

📸: Courtesy Georgetown Morgue

📆 Friday, September 22nd – Saturday, November 4th
📍 Georgetown Morgue: 5000 E Marginal Way S, Seattle
🎟 Starts @ $35

Want a haunted house in a location with an allegedly creepy history? Put Georgetown Morgue on your list. 

Billed as one of the “most intriguing historic urban morgues,” the Georgetown Morgue claims to have a gruesome history. In addition to serving as a morgue and crematorium, the morgue’s owners suggest the site has been the home of a missing body—later found dismembered—and other deaths. That includes the alleged “Seattle crematorium massacre,” where the morgue’s haunted house operators say that in October 1968, armed assailants forced all nine of the morgue’s staff members into a crematorium chamber. Leaving everyone as ash. (Evidence supporting this story is scant.)

The rumored morgue history serves as the backdrop to a terrifying Halloween experience. Your ticket gets you into a walkthrough attraction in the style of a catacomb, where creatures (actors) roam. For those who want to experience more fear, add a new dark maze experience for an extra $8 a ticket. You and your group will try to flee a pitch-black maze. Good luck. (Leave young ones at home, as kids under 12 are prohibited.) 

Free parking is available, with public transportation nearby. The experience is wheelchair accessible. No drinking is allowed, but there are plenty of spots nearby. Remember there’s a “no touch” policy (you don’t touch them; they don’t touch you). Because of their reputation as one of the best scares, the lines are often long—but there’s a VIP line for an additional charge. 

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Patheresa Wells

Patheresa Wells is a Black/Persian, Pansexual, Polyamorous Poet (so many Ps) and writer living in Seatac. An aspiring comic, you can catch her cracking jokes at open mics around the area. In her free time, she likes to imagine what she’d do with free time and feed her backyard crows cuz they’re silly. Follow her on Twitter @PatheresaWells.