September 15 update:

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Preston Castle Foundation will not be able to hold a Halloween Haunt this year.

The outside of the Preston Castle will be decorated and lit up in all it's glory. So, if you dare, you may still come see the Castle, outside only, on Oct. 17, 18, 24, or 31. A small donation, $5 (or more), to help with the Castle rehabilitation, is appreciated.

In place of the Haunt, there will be two Halloween Costume Balls to celebrate the season, one on Oct. 25, and the other on Nov. 1. See Halloween Ball for more information and tickets. If you already purchased a ticket for the Halloween Haunt, you will have the option to use it for the Ball, or get a refund, or make it a donation to the Preston Castle.


Friday, October 17

Saturday, October 18

Friday, October 24

Saturday, October 25

6:30 pm - 11 pm each night

Preston Castle

900 (end of) Palm Drive

Ione, California


The event you've been waiting for, Halloween 2014 at the magnificent, eerie, scary, Preston Castle!

Featured on Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures, come experience Northern California's only REAL Haunted House! The Preston Castle will be having special tours the two weekends before Halloween, October 17th, 18th, 24th, and 25th.

This is a fun "scare" tour and not a historical tour of the entire Castle. This year's Haunt will be bigger and better, and you will see some new areas of the Castle this year.

This scare tour may be too intense for younger children. There will not be a children's carnival this year.

We will have a snack bar with drinks, popcorn, hot dogs and other munchies, as well as some really great T-Shirts, available for purchase.

Come and see if you dare!

Gates open at 6:00 pm, first scare tour at 6:30 pm. Order tickets according to which night you want to attend.

Tickets are limited for each night, so order early to make sure you can get in.

No Refunds*

Photos from Halloween Haunt

* As of the beginning of Sept., the 2014 Halloween Haunt is subject to cancellation, due the State Fire Marshal not allowing visitors inside the Castle. We expect to have this situation resolved soon, but if we do not, we will issue you a refund.

$20 per ticket, General Admission (14 and up)

$10 per ticket, Youth, Under age 14


For information on more Haunts, visit:

California Haunted Houses 

Halloween Haunt!

Tickets $20 General, $10 Youth

Select which date you wish to attend:

Friday, October 17

Saturday, October 18

Friday, October 24 

Saturday, October 25