Wondering about Brighton Asylum history? The story goes like this … “Brighton’s industrial complex, a series of old and decrepit warehouses, was used for housing mentally unstable and psychologically damaged individuals back in the mid-1940s. Many of these patients were violent and needed to be isolated for staff and patient protection. The most violent patients were housed in the main central building, most commonly referred to as Brighton Asylum.” If this sounds like one of the scariest places in New Jersey, it definitely is. Let’s explore this further.

For a quick preview from a few years back, watch the video below. But be warned, it is definitively disturbing.

Are you ready to be paralyzed by fear? Learn more about the Brighton Asylum haunted house in New Jersey by visiting its website.

What do you think about this Brighton Asylum history? What’s your favorite haunted attraction in New Jersey? Tell us in the comments!

Few events in the world top the level of terror you will experience here, and the unique escape room and interactive attractions only add to the fun. For true tales of terror (if you believe in them), check out this post on the Pine Barrens. For even more fun things to do during the creepy season, we recommend cruising through all of the many offerings on Airbnb Experiences.

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New Jersey in the Fall

Where can I go apple picking in New Jersey?

Fall in the Garden State is synonymous with many things and one of them is surely apple picking in New Jersey:

  • In Hillsdale, there’s Demarest Farms. Here, you’ll have over a dozen different types of apples to choose from. There are also farm animals to observe and a farm store to grab some other lovely goodies like apple-cider donuts.
  • Russo’s Fruit and Vegetable Farm is in Tabernacle. Aside from grabbing as many scrumptious Red Delicious apples as you can, there is also a corn maze to get lost (or found!) in as well as opportunities for pumpkin picking.


What are the scariest haunted houses in New Jersey?

Due to the true story of Brighton Asylum, it might just be the scariest place in New Jersey, but there are certainly many other haunted houses in New Jersey:

  • In Flemington, there’s Farm of Horrors. This 200-acre haunted attraction features a hayride, a Trail of Terror, a corn maze, and a carnival.
  • The 13th Hour Haunted House is located in Wharton. Here, you’ll have three haunted houses chockfull of amazing actors, props, and scares. Be sure to also check out the escape rooms and hatchet throwing.


Can you hike to historical sites in New Jersey?

Being able to combine a hike and history in New Jersey is truly an awesome experience:

  • At Washington Crossing State Park on the Delaware River, you can do just that.
    • This 3,575-acre National Historic Landmark is the 1776 landing spot for George Washington and his troops.
    • Explore several historic buildings and the small museum or take a walk or bike ride along the many gorgeous paths that weave throughout the site.

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