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Denver — By thedenverguide on October 12, 2009 at 7:12 pm
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Haunted Houses in Denver: The 13th Door

Are you looking for a thrill this Halloween? Haunted houses aren’t for everyone, but if you love a good scare, Denver has a few to choose from that I think you might enjoy.

haunted house denver coloradoOver the next week, I will highlight several haunted houses in Denver. Today, I am featuring The 13th Door located at 3186 S. Peoria St. in Aurora [map]. This is considered Denver’s scariest haunted house and has been voted the #1 haunted house in Denver.

The 13th Door has quite the story behind it. What’s a haunted house without some history right?

The Barrington Hotel was owned by Denver Millionaire John Barrington. On one October night in 1912, he was throwing his annual All Hallows Eve party in the Hotel’s Penthouse suite.

Andrew Barrington, John Barrington’s nephew,  had a gambling problem and owed quite a few people money. Andrew came to the hotel that night to ask for some money and his uncle refused and threw him out of the hotel. Andrew came back later in the evening, blocked all of the exits and started a fire. The party guests were locked inside and Andrew was never to be found.

Only one person survived the tragedy because he found…The 13th Door.

If YOU want to survive this haunted house, you have to find the 13th Door. You can read more about the legend here.

Ticket Prices:

  • $14.95 at the door with a can of food
  • $15.95 without food donation
  • You can also buy combo tickets for several haunted houses together. Info here.


  • Open October 1st – October 31st
  • Ticket booth is open Sunday through Thursday from 7:00PM until 10:00PM and Friday and Saturday from 7:00PM until Midnight

For more information regarding the different ghosts, discounts and latest news see their website. And I do hope you find that 13th Door!

Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanpolicky/ / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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