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Dead by Dawn Dead & Breakfast

on the "Coroner" of 8th and Franklin in Manitowoc

901 South 8th Street Manitowoc, Manitowoc, WI 54220 (directions)


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After 25 years of operating one of Wisconsin’s most popular haunted houses, Dead by Dawn Productions in Manitowoc has opened a haunt-themed bed and breakfast, where our first priority is to ensure an unrestful night’s sleep. The guest quarters have been meticulously designed as an extension of the lifestyle the host family leads, in order to horrify our overnight guests.

Dead by Dawn Dead and Breakfast operates year-round with three themed-rooms and overnight activities filled with terror. It’s a different kind of hospitality. “This is for people like us who love Halloween. You will not get a good night’s sleep, but we’ll make it worth the distress and anxiety you encounter in the dark.”

The evening begins with an “Unhappy Hour” and you are instantly part of an experience like no other. We will make our introductions, and along with other guests, you’ll take in all that the Shrunken Head Room has to offer. Cold beverages, hors d’ oeuvres, and pocket billiards help to ease you into this haunting venture.

Guests are free to roam historic downtown Manitowoc or the rest of the Lakeshore area for the evening, but must return by 11:00 p.m. when the doors to the Dead and Breakfast are locked in preparation for a frightening night in the chambers of the 1851-established building.

When midnight strikes, it’s lights out and everyone must be in bed. The Nightmare Room embraces all your fears and uncertainties, the Pirate Room holds the secrets of the deep dark waters, and the Coulrophobia Room is specially designed for those with a paralyzing fear of clowns.

Breakfast is served at 10:00 a.m. in the main parlor.

Guests must be at least 21 years of age.


2021 Dates & Times

January 1-31; February 1-29; 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

Call us to reserve a room
Check in is at 5:00pm
Check out is at Noon


Call for pricing - 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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on the "Coroner" of 8th and Franklin in Manitowoc

901 South 8th Street Manitowoc, Manitowoc, WI 54220

44.090420 / -87.657400

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.

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March 16, 2021, 1:25 p.m.

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