Dead By Dawn Productions, LLC


Dead by Dawn Dead & Breakfast

Our haunt-themed home in historic downtown Manitowoc is a must-stay for any Halloween

enthusiast. The themed bedrooms include a nightmare, pirate, and coulrophobia (clown) room in

the east wing, with a fully licensed bar and oddity gift shop on the premises. The manor has been

compared to a museum displaying a vast array of macabre items, and is often a destination for

paranormal investigations. Join us in a unique setting where we celebrate All Hallow's

Eve...every day of the year!

The Space

This historic building was built in the mid-1800s and has been home to numerous businesses,

including a hardware store, a dental office, and a furniture store, which also made coffins. 

The main parlor is spacious, and the decor we call creepy chic. Next to the main parlor is The

Shrunken Head Outpost Bar. This critically acclaimed trading post-themed bar is a favored

watering hole for locals and weary travelers alike. After traveling all day, start your evening with

one of our exclusive drinks, such as The Poison Apple or Wisconsin Cherry Popper. Join us there

in the morning for a continental breakfast included in your stay. 

On the first floor, The Mad Hatter Curious Goods gift shop contains horror collectibles, wands, body jewelry, incense, and various Halloween-themed pieces created by local artists. This unique store is a regional destination for oddity seekers and lovers of the dark.

We also have a large 2-bedroom private vacation rental in the basement, which can be seen at

Guest Access

The top floor contains our full service bar and the main parlor where guests can enjoy one of our

specialty drinks, play pool on our leopard table, enjoy a board game, or watch a movie on our big

screen TV. Reservations are required for the bar and it is open to the public on Friday and

Saturdays from 5pm-10pm. The 3 guest rooms and separate bathroom is located on the east wing

of the second floor, and the gift shop is on the main floor. There are many steps in the building

and unfortunately we are not handicap accessible.

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Other Things to Note

Our building is know for it's paranormal activity. We invite you to investigate if you have your

own equipment, and if not, our paranormal team can accommodate a group for a fee with a

reservation. We also offer an interactive theatrical night for a fee, where our creatures lurk

throughout the night which insures an unrestful night sleep. Our Dead & Breakfast has had the

pleasure of hosting numerous celebrities including Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster), Ross

Marquand (Aaron of the Walking Dead), Miko Hughes(Gage of Pet Sematary), Douglas

Tait(Halloween Kills), and Irish singer Daniel O'Donnell.