Sloss Frequently Asked Questions

Are you open?
Sloss Fright Furnace is open from late September to November 1. Click here for our Calendar.

What time do you open/close?
Sloss Fright Furnace starts selling tickets at 6:30 PM and closes when the last group leaves. We stop selling tickets on 11:00 p.m. on weeknight and Midnight on weekends.

How do I get to the furnace?
Please visit our directions area for maps and directions to Sloss Fright Furnace.

How long is the trail?
Sloss Fright Furnace offers three trails. The furnace trail is 1/2 mile of blood-curdling terror, and usually takes between 20 to 30 minutes, depending on how fast you can run. The Woods trail is about 5/8 mile and takes about 10 to 15 minutes. Outbreak is our Zombie Obstacle course and takes between 10-15 minutes.

How do I get tickets?
Tickets may be purchased at the event, or you can order advance tickets through ticketmaster, or even set up a group online. Visit our Ticket Section for more information.

How much is parking?
$5 per vehicle.

I am driving my kids there/I don't want to go through the trail -- Do I still have to pay?
No. You can enter the Roadkill Cafe FREE so you can watch movies, play games, eat, drink, and be social.

Will any of the creatures touch me?
Not if you don't touch them.

What happens if I touch/hit a creature?
There are a lot more of them then there are of you, and they know where to hide, so you can probably expect some revenge later down the trail. In addition, there is security personnel throughout the site that will be notified of your actions--which can lead to you being forcibly ejected from the trail (at the very least) and arrest and detention (for severe cases). Just keep your hands to yourself.

Do you take Credit Cards?
Yes, we do take credit cards on site or in advance for group tickets here on our site.

What is the usual wait in line?
Depends on several factors including the time and the day. However Sloss Furnace is different from most haunted attractions since you receive a pass when you first arrive, so you can spend your time in our Roadkill Cafe watching scary movies, playing games, getting your palm read, watching entertainment, etc. When it is time for your group to go through, we will announce it.

Is there an age limit?
Not on the furnace trail. We leave that up to parents and guardians. We have had 6 year olds go through the site unfazed, and watched as 30 year olds have been carried out after fainting.

The woods trail is for ages 14 and up. Nobody under 14 is permitted without a guardian or written parental consent.

How much does it cost?
It depends on the day you visit, and how many trails you are doing. Please visit our tickets area for prices.

Can I Bring A Camera, Tape-Recorder, Camcorder?
Sorry, no. It is our policy to confiscate all recording equipment before taking a tour through the furnace. No exceptions. Best to leave it at home.

What if it rains?
We have only closed the trail once due to bad weather. Basically, we stay open unless there is a chance of a lightning strike. Hey, if a little bit of water scares you, you are coming to the wrong place!

Is the trail wheelchair accessible?
No. The furnace was built in the 1800's so there are lots of twists, turns, stairs, small passageways, catwalks, etc.

Should someone who is pregnant go through?
It is not recommended, but we leave it up to you.

Do you use Smoke Machines and Strobes?
Yep, and lasers, and blacklights, and explosions, and fire, and even a 10,000 volt tesla coil.

I heard something about Snakes?
You may encounter snakes, rats, cockroaches, and even bats.

I have a group that wants to come.
Please visit our online group ticketing area to reserve space for your group.

How do I get to work at the Furnace?
Join our email list  and you will be notified about auditions.

Is sloss furnace really haunted?
Yes. Very much so.

Really?
Well, the National Association of Psychics thinks so, so do at least 6 prominent Paranormal Investigation Teams, and hundreds of witnesses who have had sightings. Come see for yourself.

I still have a question?
You can contact us here.

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