Pittsford Haunted House still scaring the locals

The famous Pittsford Haunted House entered its 27th year of operation this year. The haunted house all began with a few firemen and a fund-raiser. It now hails as one of the largest haunted houses on the East Coast. There are approximately 125 volunteers that range in age from eight to 80; all share in the fun and excitement of the big scare. Included in this group is the fire departments from Pittsford, Proctor, Brandon and Clarendon, along with the Lyons Club and the Knights of Columbus. An estimated audience of 1,000 people visit the house on an average night. The haunted house has only had to close down one night in 20 years being it was raining pretty hard. The house, built in 1940, was originally part of a hospital. Dont miss it. The haunted house remains open Oct. 25-27. Visitors park next to the town offices on Plains Road, where they buy tickets $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. From there, they board a tractor-pulled wagon that they ride to the mansion-sized house. The trip takes 10 to 15 minutes. If you visit one haunted house this year let it be this one you will be glad you did. The house is located in Pittsford off from Route 7 just follow the signs at Plains Road.

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