Beginning on September 14th, Local Haunt Keeps Charitable Tradition Alive
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Hundred Acres Manor is ready to spread terror across the city of Pittsburgh yet again– and it’s all for a great cause! In operation for nine years as the largest not-for-profit haunted house in Pennsylvania, Hundred Acres Manor will open its doors for the season on September 14th. All proceeds will benefit two local non-profits: the Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF) and Animal Friends.
Rated one of the World’s Best Haunts by TopHaunts Magazine and one of America’s Best Haunts by HauntWorld, Hundred Acres Manor promises to bring more screams and thrills this year than ever before, with two new attractions ready for opening night. Guests will be treated to the Brine Slaughterhouse, a scream-worthy addition that received rave reviews from haunters nationwide during the HAuNTcon advanced preview. The second attraction will be unveiled on opening day and guests are in for the ultimate surprise as Hundred Acres Manor takes terror to an entirely new level.
While maintaining its reputation as one of the most horrifying haunts in the country, Hundred Acres Manor sets itself apart from other houses by donating its proceeds to local charities. Ranked the number one Charity Haunt in the country by Tonic.com, Hundred Acres Manor and its predecessor haunt have raised approximately $2 million since 1992 for HCEF, Animal Friends and other western Pennsylvania charities. The house is also run primarily by volunteers who construct and operate the Manor while also performing as the zombies and monsters.
“While we’re proud to say we’re ranked one of the top haunts by many respected industry names, our long-time work with local non-profits is what really sets us apart from the others,” said Ted Sobek, CEO and President, Hundred Acres Manor. “We like that our guests can have fun and enjoy our terrifying attractions, while also keeping in mind that their ticket proceeds are going to support a great cause, like HCEF.”
One ticket allows guests entry into Massacre Mansion, South Valley Hospital, The Family, The Maze and The Brine Slaughterhouse. Hundred Acres Manor, located in Bethel Park, offers its “victims” a variety of ways to experience the horror:
- General admission tickets are $18 per guest.
- At $20 per guest, the Scare Saver V.I.P admission (online only) grants guests front of the line access and reduced wait time, valid during operation season on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays – as well as on October 22 and October 23.
- At $25 per guest, the V.I.P Admission offers front of the line access, reduced wait time and is valid during all nights of operation, including Fridays and Saturdays.
- At $35 per guest, the Super V.I.P Admission is for the ultimate thrill seeker, and for $35, ticket holders will get preferred parking, access to the front of the line and an official Hundred Acres Manor souvenir T-shirt.
Starting September 14th and weekends throughout the month of September, Hundred Acres Manor will be open Friday and Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and on Sundays from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. For October and November operation dates and times, please visit www.hundredacresmanor.com. For more details, special events or promotions, visit facebook.com/HundredAcresManorHauntedHouse and twitter.com/HundredAcres.
Hundred Acres Manor is also offering special packages to Pittsburgh-based companies for employee outings. To learn more about how to get your company involved, please contact Ted Sobek, Hundred Acres Manor, at 412.851.HAUNT (4286).
Since 1999, the Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, has been dedicated to providing advocacy, community engagement, and direct service programs that support the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. For more information, visit www.homelessfund.org.