This year, ditch the costume party for an authentic spine-tingling experience. We suggest inviting your friends out for an All Hallows’ Eve game of truth or dare at SF’s most haunted places. Check out our list to see if you’re up for the challenge.


Neptune Society Columbarium

At night, just about any graveyard will give a person the creeps. Take a stroll through this one and listen for a little girl?s voice. She died from drinking polluted water after the 1906 earthquake and was buried here in an urn sealed behind glass. The groundskeeper says he has seen the girl?s ghost standing near her resting place.

1 Loraine Court;


Sutro Baths

There are many stories of candles being mysteriously thrown into the ocean here. Light one yourself and prepare to have it blown out or snatched from your hand.

680 Point Lobos Ave.;


Queen Anne Hotel

This place used to be home to the Mary Lake School for Girls in the 1890s. Miss Lake died of heartbreak after the school was closed in 1896, and rumor has it that if you stay in room 410 (her old office), she just might appear to tuck you into bed.

1590 Sutter St.; 415-441-2828 or


Curran Theater

Look into the large lobby mirror for the ghost of an old ticket taker who was killed here after an attempted robbery in the 1930s.

445 Geary St.; 415-551-2000 or


Stow Lake

Walk around this tranquil lake in Golden Gate Park after dark and you may find the ghost of a woman whose child is said to have drowned there in the 1900s.

Stow Lake Dr. between Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy drives


Presidio Army Hospital

Sneak under the fence at the Presidio’s old, abandoned Army hospital and listen for the steps of fallen soldiers.

1801 Wedemeyer St., north of 15th Ave.

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