Dead by Dawn Dead & Breakfast

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After 25 years of running a top notch haunted house, we now have a new venture.... Dead by Dawn Dead & Breakfast. Join us for a horrific night stay in our building which was built in 1851 and is located in historical downtown Manitowoc. Our victim rooms include our Coulrophobia room for all you clown lovers out there, the Nightmare room embraces all your fears and uncertainties, and the Pirate room which holds the secrets of the deep dark waters.

After check in, you are invited to join the daunting host family, who resides in the building permanently, for a bit of an "unhappy" hour. This gathering takes place at the in house watering hole, named the Shrunken Head after it's unique décor, and includes pocket billiards, cold beverages, and hors d’ oeuvres. After 6:00pm you are welcome to roam. Historical downtown Manitowoc offers many wonderful restaurants, pubs, shops, and our very own Maritime Museum all within walking distance.

But…make sure you are back in the building by 11:00pm when the doors will be locked! For your own safety, lights must be out and guests must be in bed by midnight, to accommodate the things that go bump in the night. Remember, you will not get a good night's sleep here…muahahaha!
Breakfast will be served at 10:00am in the main parlor.

Guests must be at least 21 years of age.

If it's fresh dig it up and eat it,
Dead by Dawn

2017 Dates & Times

February 1-28; March 1-31; April 1-30; May 1-31; June 1-30; July 1-31; August 1-31; September 1-30; October 1-31; November 1-30; December 1-31; January 1-31; February 1-28; March 1-31; April 1-30; May 1-31; June 1-30; July 1-31; August 1-31; September 1-30; October 1-31; November 1-30; Decmeber 1-31

Now taking Reservations (Phone Only)
Check in is at 5:00pm
Check out is at Noon

Cost & Discounts

$299.00 plus state and local tax--- per night for 2 in your choice of three theme rooms. (Based on first come first serve reservations)

Room can be booked without the theatrical experience ( when you need a good night sleep) for a lesser price, must call for availability.

If you will be checking in at a time other than 5:00pm you need to let us know!

We will do our best to accommodate and special requests.

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How to Find Us



Take Manitowoc exit (either Waldo Blvd. or Calumet Ave.) east off I-43 to downtown Manitowoc. We are located on South 8th street which is two blocks south of the river and just a few blocks from the lake.


on the "Coroner" of 8th and Franklin in Manitowoc
901 South 8th Street Manitowoc
Manitowoc WI 54220

Latitude / Longitude

44.090390 / -87.657780



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