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It’s Halloween season: Haunted Houses and what’s happening in Salem, MA


Tis the season to scare the crap out of oneself. While I’m no expert on this sort of thing and don’t go to any of these haunted houses, each year I pull together information about haunted houses in the area.

Below you’ll find information and links to several haunted houses in Greater Boston as well as a number of activities for anyone contemplating a visit to Salem, MA this month.

BARRETT’S HAUNTED MANSION: Sunday thru Thursday Barrett’s Haunted Mansion offers FREE Admission to active duty military ID. There is also a $5 off coupon on their tickets page of their website (scrolll to the bottom of the page), bhmansion.com. Follow them on social media on IG: @bhmansion & FB: Barrett’s Haunted Mansion.

FACTORY OF TERROR is located in Fall River (the Worcester location will return next October). More details about tickets and hours can be found on their website, factoryofterror.com. Follow them on social media on IG: @factory_of_terror & FB: Factory of Terror.

HYSTERIA HAUNTED FARM & FLASHLIGHT MAZE is in Danvers, MA at Connor’s Farm. They are open Friday – Sunday through the month of October. For more information and tickets visit their website, hysteriadanvers.com. Follow them on social media on FB: Hysteria Danvers.

SPOOKY WORLD is located in Southern NH and may be the largest haunted house in New England. Based on feedback I read online, you may want to consider purchasing their VIP tickets. For more information about special events and ticket prices visit their website,  Nightmarenewengland.com. Follow them on social media on IG: @SpookyWorld & FB: Spooky World.

WITCH MANSION & HAUNTED HOUSE is appropriately named since it is located in Salem, MA. The mansion opens for select days starting in May but is open 7-days a week in the month of October. For more information about events and tickets, visit their website, Witchmansion.com. Follow themon social media on IG: @WitchMansionSalem & FB: WitchMansion.

For a more complete listing of haunted houses in the area visit here.



Few places embrace Halloween like Salem, MA. For those who have never visited Salem in October, I recommend it, but warn you to expect massive crowds. When I was in my 20s a friend had an apartment overlooking the Salem Common, and I’d go to his annual Halloween party. They remain some of my favorite memories from my late 20s.

Are you planning a visit to Salem? Consider taking the MBTA commuter rail to avoid traffic and dealing with parking. You’ll want to take the Newburyport / Rockport Line. The line’s schedule is here.

Voodoo and Vampires & Ghosts Walking Tour
Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery: A horror museum
Chambers of Terror
HYSTERIA: Haunts & Horrors
“Festival of the Dead” Psychic Fair and Witches Market
Salem Witch Trial Museum
Salem Ghost Tour

Note that the annual Haunted Happenings Grand Parade will be Thursday, October 6th.