Frequently Asked Queries


What is Sailors Grave Haunt?
SGH is a Pirates of the Caribbean-themed Halloween yard display featuring a haunted pirate ship, a skeleton crew, tombstones, "firing" cannons, animatronic figures, and soundscapes.

Are you a walkthrough haunted attraction?
No. This is a yard display that can be viewed from the street.

What is the target age group of the yard display?
SGH is rated "G". Kids (and adults) of all ages will enjoy it. Although it features numerous skeletons and skull props, you will not find any gore, severed body parts, or splattered blood.

Where is Sailors Grave Haunt located?
In Snohomish, Washington. On the corner of 131st Place Southeast and 67th Avenue. See the map below.

When are you open?
The display is illuminated each night in October (and the first week of November) from 6 pm to 11 pm. See below for days and times of the special effect shows.

What are the days and times of the special effect shows?
Each weekend in October from 7 PM and again on Halloween night.

What does the show feature?
Full lighting, soundtrack, animatronics (weather permitting), "firing" cannons, and thunder and lighting effect.

Do you cancel the shows during inclement weather?
No way. It's almost guaranteed to rain on evenings in October. (Must be something to do with the thunder and lighting effect.)
It is always a good idea to bundle up and bring an umbrella or rain jacket.
However, during heavy rains, some animatronics may not be activated.

Do you charge anything?
No. This is a free display for the community. Cash donations are accepted, with two-thirds going to Seattle Children's Hospital, and food donations are accepted for Northwest Harvest.

Where do you get all your decorations?
I don't decorate; I haunt. And what you see are all handmade props and modified store-bought props and supplies. I don't have any Halloween "decorations."

Where do you store it all?
In my two-car garage. Everything is made to break down for (somewhat) easy storage.

How long does it take to set up?
Several weeks beginning in September.

Why do you do it?
1. I love Halloween and pirates. 2. It's a great creative outlet. 3. It keeps me off the streets.

Do you accept canned goods or monetary donations?
Cash donations are accepted, with two-thirds going to Seattle Children's Hospital, and food donations are accepted for Northwest Harvest. To date, we have donated over $300 to Seattle Children's Hospital.

By the Numbers
Days display open: 35
Special effects shows: 6
Trick-o-treaters: 300
Candy given out: 600
Animatronics: 6
Days for setup: 14
Days for breakdown: 1
Square footage of display (approx.): 450
Energy consumed per night (kilowatt-hours): 2.05
Cost to operate display per night: $0.16
Contributions to Seattle Children's Hospital: $328.71 (to date)
Food donations to Northwest Harvest: 50 lb / 23 kg (2012)