Halloween Yard Haunt
A cool yard haunt with some great decorations
2009 JACKSON MANOR DATES & HOURS: None – On Hiatus This Year
2009 JACKSON MANOR NEWS: The website and the blog for this Halloween event have been pulled down, but the proprietor informs us that he is merely taking the year off and will have a new website and a resurrected yard haunt for 2010.
JACKSON MANOR ADMISSION & PARKING: FREE
2008 JACKSON MANOR NEWS: Due to time constraints, the haunt offered only a yard display in 2007. For 2008, they promise to have a brand-new maze up and running.
2007 JACKSON MANOR NEWS: In August, the Jackson Manor blog posted preliminary design for their 2007 haunt. Click here. Unfortunately, the latest info on their website indicates that there will be no walk-through maze this year.
JACKSON MANOR HISTORY: Jackson Manor began circa 2002 as a yard haunt, with tombstones and figures of familiar monsters like Dracula and the Wolf-man haunting the lawn, and an alien autopsy laboratory set up in the drive-way. By 2005, it had grown to feature its very own walk-through maze, with pulse-pounding music, claustrophobic corridors, a couple simple mechanical effects (e.g., a rotted body popping out of a can of toxic waste), and several ghouls lurking in the shadows.
JACKSON MANOR FEATURES: The yard haunt aspect of Jackson Manor is truly impressive, with a professional looking tomb dominating the lawn; its doors open and close automatically, unveiling spinning, hypnotic lights within. The maze is fun and scary, although the props and settings are not as elaborate as those in Nightmare Junction or Graveyard 907. After the maze, you can indulge in the archaic Halloween tradition known as “trick-or-treating,” picking up some candy at the front door — not only is the porch elaborately decorated, but so is the interior of the house, as well.
JACKSON MANOR WEBSITE INFO: The old website and blog, which were never easy to navigate, are gone. A new website should be up in time for the 2010 haunt.
JACKSON MANOR VIDEO: Take a walk through Jackson Manor’s 2005 maze in the second segment of our “Halloween Haunt Odyssey 2005.”