The 13th Gate in Baton Rouge has been one of America's best and scariest haunted houses for years and soon you'll be able to make the trek across the Basin and get your scare on.

The opening date will be on Friday, September 29, and the "season" will run through Saturday, November 4.

As you can see in the above post, The 13th Gate is mainly open Thursday through Sunday each week during October, with the exception of Halloween week.

November 3rd and 4th are Flashlight Friday Nights.

Hours of operation for open dates will be 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

You can purchase pre-season tickets now. For more information about The 13th Gate, visit

About The 13th Gate

The 13th Gate is a haunted attraction that is known for its extreme ultra-realism and is one of the most detailed haunted houses in America.

Once inside, you will journey through 13 nightmarish realms where your fears come true and anything can happen.

The attraction’s level of detail, set design, and effects combined with the impressive actors and incredible makeup effects can only be compared to a Hollywood movie.

The 13th Gate
The 13th Gate

The 40,000-square-foot haunted house is constantly changing and growing from year to year so guests never know what's around each terrifying corner.

Where is The 13th Gate located?

The 13th Gate is located at 832 Saint Philip Street, downtown Baton Rouge in the old Steinberg's Sporting Goods building. It is almost under the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge, next to Pastime Restaurant.

Google Maps
Google Maps

Want to work as part of the crew with The 13th Gate?

Organizers of the haunted house are currently looking for actors, makeup artists, hair stylists, glamour ghouls, and crew.

In-person auditions will happen on select dates from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the following dates:

August 19, 20, 26, 27
September 2, 3

No experience is required. You can also get more details on how to apply here:

The 13th Gate, Facebook
The 13th Gate, Facebook

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