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Come experience Northern California’s only REAL Haunted House!

The world famous Preston Castle Haunt at the magnificent, eerie, scary, Preston Castle returns in 2022!

Are you ready for the scariest of freights and the best of times with friends and family? Tickets will go on sale September 1, 2022.

Preston Castle Haunt As Featured In TV Programs:

"Ghost Hunters"

"Ghost Adventures"

"Ghost Asylum"

As the Location of Several Horror Movies

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"Had such a great time. FUN FUN FUN. I got the VIP Fast passes. It was worth it. Lots of people dressed in costumes. I recommend it to everyone."

Pam S

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"We had the BEST time tonight. Thank you to all the volunteers who scared us half to death. It was fantastic."

Heather P

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"This was my first at the haunt and I have nothing but the best to speak of the experience. It was so fun (er, I mean *scary*) that I wanted to go again when it was over, lol. "

Ali R

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"Have so much fun with my friends every time we go to this event. Keep up the great work. Looking forward to next year already!"

Shari A

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"My family and I had a blast attending. Your volunteers are doing an amazing job."

Elizabeth T

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"What a amazing time . You are never to old to enjoy a haunted house.😊👵🏻"

Jennifer A

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"Hands 🙌🏼 down 🙇🏼‍♀️ the best birthday event a girl could ask for! The cast was on point!!!! #BucklistBadgeOfHoor #ISurvivedPrestonCastle💪🏼"

Amanda A

Plan Your Haunt Visit

This is a fun Haunt walk-through and not a historical tour of the Castle.

This year’s Haunt will be better than ever, with an ALL NEW path and new scares!

Same Ticket Prices as Last Year

Inflation has been scary, but our ticket prices won’t frighten you. They are the same as last year.

Gates open at 6:45 PM. First walk-throughs at 7:00 pm.

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm timed General Admission tickets, enter at any time in that period

Gates open at 8:30 pm for the 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm timed General Admission tickets, enter at any time in that period

VIP tickets are valid anytime from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm.

VIP tickets will allow you to go the VIP line once you are through the front gate and security.

The Gates close at 10:00 pm.

2022 Haunt Calendar


7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM



The Haunt VIP Fast Pass

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Event Pricing

General Admission


The Haunt VIP Fast Pass


Event & Ticket Details

Order tickets according to which night and time period you want to attend.

General admission tickets are valid for the time period stated on your ticket confirmation.

Try our VIP Fast Pass

A VIP Fast Pass ticket gets you into the Haunt faster once you get through the front gate security check point.

Tickets are LIMITED for Each Night

Order early to make sure you can get in.


Tickets will not be sold at the gate.

This Halloween experience may be too intense for younger children.

There will not be a children’s carnival.

Food vendors will be on hand to take care of your hunger pangs.

Cool merchandise including really great T-Shirts and Sweatshirts, will be available for purchase.

All parking is free for the Haunt.

  • Please do not park in the surrounding residential neighborhoods.
  • If you are parked in the lower parking lot, please wait at the shuttle station for a complimentary ride to the gate.

Please do not walk through the State-owned housing areas to get to the front gate.

Event Details



Preston Castle Haunt


Most Fridays & Saturdays October 2022

Gate opens at 7 pm and closes at 10 pm each night.

– October 14th / October 15th

– October 21rd / October 22th

– October 28th / October 29th



900 Palm Drive, Ione, CA 95640

Preston Castle Foundation

Get In Touch

Location: 900 Palm Dr, Ione, CA 95640

Telephone: (209) 256-3623


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