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10 best haunted houses near Boston

These hair-raising haunted houses aren’t for amateurs—here’s where to get your best Halloween thrills and chills near Boston.

Cheryl Fenton

Settling deeply into the season of spook, we’ll happily put down our PSLs for a good jump scare this time of year. And luckily for us, there are plenty of spots throughout New England where sunlight can’t reach you and hair-raising Halloween thrills and chills await. Warning: these haunted houses, estates, and terror factories aren’t for the faint of heart. They ramp up the terror with extreme special effects, elaborate costumes, gory makeup, eerie fog, and spine-chilling sounds. Most haunted houses open the weekend of September 29 and run through October, but check the individual sites for schedules. If the “Hocus Pocus” trio of witches is more your speed, swap out the seasonal scares for the best Halloween events in Boston , or stay close to home decorating gourds from the best places to go pumpkin picking .

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Fright Kingdom

1.  Fright Kingdom

Fright Kingdom in Nashua, NH, features five, huge haunted experiences sure to scare up some amazing Halloween entertainment. Amongst the hair-raising scenarios you’ll encounter here: Hiding from the gruesome family at the Bloodmare Manor; avoiding contamination in Apocalypse Z; finding your way out of the old farmhouse that is The Abandoned; running from crazed clowns in the Psycho Circus; and surviving a walk through a labyrinth of pure darkness within Grim.

The Factory of Terror

2.  The Factory of Terror

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Located in Fall River, this spot just went through its largest renovation for the 2023 season. A new entity has taken over the site known to crank out fear with a brand new fictional bone-chilling story. Before entering the now deserted building, you’ll be briefed on the tale that was the impetus for today’s haunted scene. We don’t want to spoil any of the frightening fun, but expect an experience sure to scare.

Fear Town

3.  Fear Town

This massive outdoor haunted spot set deep in the woods in Seekonk consists of a trio of haunted houses that add up to 45 minutes of spookiness, earning Fear Town recognition as one of New England’s longest haunted houses. Expect skeletons, monsters and the feeling of entrapment as you attempt to navigate through heavy forest into and out of run-down buildings that have been hidden for decades. Had enough spook? There’s a midway full of games, experiences, food and entertainment.

4.  Canobie Lake

Running six weekends beginning September 29, the amusement park in Salem, N.H., gets into the spirit with Screeemfest’s terrifying haunted houses, roaming “creepy characters,” monster parade, music, and Halloween-themed games. Among the returning haunted houses of Pinecrest Sanitarium, The Breach, Facility 235, and Carnivus, 2023 brings Cargo – a missing cargo freighter that turned up in an old fishing town and awaits your exploration.

Chambers of Terror

5.  Chambers of Terror

Short but sweet (or should we say scary), this intense old-school scare attraction is labeled as the “scariest seven minutes in Salem.” Coming from real experts in the field of frights, Salem's Nightmares LLC presents movie-quality nightmare scares of demons, ghouls, psychos and creatures of the dark. There are two ways to scream: the October Halloween Horror show and the daytime Haunted House Terror Tour (don’t trust your live Ghoulish Guide). If you would rather keep your experiences intimate, check out Ed Gannon’s Fireside Ghost Stories, an evening of scary stories told by candlelight for up to 16 daring guests.

6.  Gallows Hill: The Lost Museum

This Salem attraction takes you underground, where you'll wander through haunted rooms and past cursed artifacts, ghosts, monsters and more. It's part haunted house and part escape room, so expect it to be interactive. Bring your friends and figure out all of the clues to free yourself—all while battling blood-curdling special effects in one of Massachusetts' most notoriously haunted towns.

Six Flags

7.  Six Flags

This year’s Fright Fest lineup at Six Flags New England in Agawam includes over 20 haunt experiences, live shows, and over 200 roaming monsters, zombies and ghouls. Days bring family-friendly thrills like the Spooktacular Street Party and Trick or Treat Trail, while nights get spooky with fan-favorite haunted houses Midnight Mansion, Slasher Circus 3D, Nightmare, and Aftermath: Zombies Revenge, and the new scare zones of New Orleans-set Necropolis, the toxic disaster Wasterlands, and cornfield Soul Harvest. Live shows stir up all the season’s spooks, with The Awakening, Midnight Uprising, Mort’s Used Coffins, and Creepshow Freakshow.

13th World

8.  13th World

Head to 13th World’s Fright Park in Palmer (the original 13th World site is still in Rhode Island) to experience three terrifying attractions: Moonlight Mayhem, Hellhouse Fire, and Alone (yes, you’re sent through by yourself). For extreme scares, add on the Touch of Fear, which allows the monsters to touch you. Need to come down from all the intensity? Grab a drink at the newly opened Brimstone Tavern. November 4 puts the entire park into Blackout mode, so you are literally left in the dark with what’s happening around you. 

9.  Witch’s Woods Haunted Hayride and Halloween Screampark

Enter the woods of the Nashoba Valley Ski Area and hope that you make it out alive. Starting September 29 and through Halloween night, Witch’s Woods is open every Friday through Sunday (and select Thursday nights), for several different attractions such as Haunted Hayride, Castle Morbid, 3D Keeper’s Crypt, Horrorwood Chamber of Chills, Jack O'Lantern Jamboree, and Vampire Passage.

10.  Haunted Overload

This award-winning horror show in Lee, NH, pulls out all the stops. The fright-filled, immersive trail features stunningly terrifying sets and costumes. Check out the Main Event (sound and lighting intensify the experience), Blackout Night (no lights at all!) and Glow Stick Night (you navigate it with nothing but a glow stick). If an evening of screams sounds too intense, Haunted Overload also offers a Day Haunt and a toned-down version of the show at Friday Night Lite, which allows patrons to experience all the sound and lighting effects without all the monster madness.

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The Top Haunted Houses in Massachusetts

From hayrides to haunted mansions to ghost tours, 15 killer attractions within driving distance from Boston. Boo!

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We love a good homemade haunted house, but if you’re searching for a semi-professional scare, look no further than these spooky attractions in Massachusetts and beyond. They’ll give you all the chills and thrills you need this Halloween.

( Note: In general, most venues leave age appropriateness up to parents or recommend no kids under 10-12. In other words, make wise judgments and try to not traumatize your children for life.) 

Updated October 6, 2023. Have a killer haunted attraction to suggest? Email us!


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Barrett’s Haunted Mansion. / Photo by Steve McGowan via Barrett’s Haunted

Barrett’s Haunted Mansion

Indoor + Outdoor | 20 miles South of Boston

With fall 2023 marking its 32nd year in operation, Barrett’s is a veritable South Shore institution. Run by the proprietors of Abington Ale House & Grill, located next door, longtime owner Mary Barrett Costello and her team of actors fully commit to the theatrics: out front sits a hearse; monsters and ghouls unnervingly patrol the ticket line; screens play horror-movie clips while you wait. Inside, the Haunted Mansion’s dramatic execution—pun fully intended—only gets better every year. A second attraction, Condemned, takes participants through an elaborately designed toxic zone and employs the next-level fright tactic of Bungee Scares. (Don’t look up the term if you want to be surprised.) Visitors can also buy tickets for special events like Devil’s Night, an amped-up version of the attractions where actors can touch you. No refunds if you can’t take it, you big baby.

1235 Bedford St., Route 18, Abington, 781-871-4573, .

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Connors Farm’s “Unexplained” corn maze for fall 2023. / Courtesy Connors Farm.

Hysteria at Connors Farm

Outdoor | 22-28 mile drive Northeast of Boston

By day, Connors Farm is a kid-friendly destination of pick-your-own bags, train rides, and family fun. By weekend night in the fall, it’s a much creepier affair. The main attraction is Haunted Fields, a 45-minute walking trail through corn stalks, orchards, and forest patches inhabited by scary actors. A more chill option is the Flashlight Maze, a seven-acre corn maze that Connors Farm proudly proclaims “received international attention when a family ‘got lost’ and called 911 to find their way out.” Charge your phone— this really happened .

30 Valley Rd., Danvers, 978-739-4192, .

Witch’s Woods

Outdoor | 30-36 mile drive Northwest of Boston

For Halloween, Nashoba Valley Ski Area dresses up as Witch’s Woods. Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout October, the scream park’s premiere attraction is a haunted hayride, but there are three other macabre adventures to explore, including something called Castle Morbid. For the meeker ones in your group, send them to the Jack O’Lantern Jamboree—a display of hundreds of illuminated professionally carved pumpkins. The Jamboree is free to visit—no admission required—as is the Horrorwood Chamber of Chills, a more macabre walk-through that promises “ past and present horror movie icons with a surprising twist .” Lovely.

79 Powers Rd., Westford, 978-692-3033, .

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Factory of Terror

Indoor | 50-55 mile drive South of Boston

Factory of Terror is not for the faint of heart. At this Fall River location, you enter a deserted factory where—so the story goes—113 workers were murdered, and wind your way through such spine-tingling sections as the Bloodworth Dungeon and the 4D Blackout. A unique set of chills and thrills await, offering up plenty of options for haunted house aficionados. After Halloween, Factory of Terror will open for one more “Extreme Fears” weekend in November which actors can touch you—waivers required, safe words provided.

120 Pearl St., Fall River, 774-415-0153, .

Fear Town Haunted House

Outdoor | 60 mile drive Southwest of Boston

Fear Town is, according to its social media , more like a creepy county fair than one centralized walk-through attraction. Held at the Seekonk Speedway  near the Rhode Island line, the mostly outdoor destination advertises three haunted houses for a combined total of “over 45 minutes of fear,” plus a midway of food concessions and horror-themed carnival games. Casket Ring Toss, anyone?

1710 Fall River Ave., Seekonk, 508-296-0661, .

13th World Fright Park

Outdoor | 70-75 mile drive West of Boston

A Bay State spinoff from the 13th World haunted trail in Cumberland, Rhode Island, this Massachusetts fright park has its own haunted trail (something called Moonlight Mayhem), plus two additional attractions: Hellfire House, a “twisted maze of darkness, fog, and fire”; and Alone, a haunted experience done solo.

1701 Park St, Palmer, 508-298-8653,

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DementedFX’s mascot, Bone Crusher. / Courtesy DementedFX

DementedFX Haunted House

Indoor | 90 miles West of Boston

This Holyoke creepshow comes highly recommended by the sorts of folks who take the horror-tourism circuit seriously: a Scare Factor reviewer called DementedFX one of “my personal top three favorite haunts in New England”; the Hauntfinder General named it the best Haunted House in Massachusetts for 2023. Located off Interstate 391, DementedFX promises immersion, disorientation, and special effects, all under the storyline pretense of trying to rescue a scientist from a ghastly laboratory of experiments gone wrong. Need some liquid courage before that harrowing challenge? Two on-site bars will be happy to help. 

530 Main St., Holyoke,

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Fright Fest at Six Flags New England

Indoor + Outdoor   | 100 miles West of Boston

Every fall, Six Flags morphs into Fright Fest. During the day, you can get classic scares on their rides, but it’s at night when the real ghouls come out to play. Watch out for the creepy creatures that wander the park’s Scare Zones, looking to strike terror into visitors. Demons dance at a stage show called “The Awakening”; meanwhile over at Terror Tales in the Wicked Woods, scary-tale characters and masked madmen take demented pleasure screaming and chainsaw-revving in your general direction.

Route 159, 1623 Main St., Agawam, 413-786-9300, .


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A set from the First Parish Haunted House. / Courtesy First Parish Haunted House

First Parish Haunted House in Bedford

Indoor | October 13 + 14, 2023 | 21 miles Northwest of Boston

We love to see it: This Bedford community’s approach to Halloween is more Mary Shelley than Eli Roth. So while you won’t find blood or gore at this walk-through, you will find three floors of short performances staged among the 204-year-old church’s rooms. Past years’ scenes have included Doctor Frankenstein’s Laboratory, something called the Bedford School of Alchemy, and a Spanish Flu-themed spectacle. The 2023 flier riffs on The Twilight Zone, so expect to experience something loosely like a living Rod Serling anthology. 

75 Great Rd., Bedford,

Alden Haunted House

Indoor | October 20 + 21, 2023 | 35 miles Southeast of Boston

The former residence of Mayflower voyager John Alden, Duxbury’s Alden House officially becomes haunted for one weekend a year. For this annual event, visitors go on guided tours and hear about the house’s haunted history—make sure to look out for historical spirits. But the night’s not all scares: The evening’s itinerary features such family-friendly fare as face painting and dance parties.

Alden House Museum, 105 Alden St., Duxbury, 781-934-9092, .

Frightful Friday Ghost Stories at Gore Place

Indoor | Fridays, October 13, 20, and 27, 2023, 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.

The 1806 mansion of former US Senator Christopher Gore is the backdrop to spine-chilling stories Friday nights during the Halloween season. The Federal-style estate sets the stage for haunted tales, and visitors get the opportunity to see the mansion’s elegant rooms and furnishings.

Gore Place, 52 Gore St., Waltham, 781-894-2798, .

Ghost Tours at the Mount

Indoor | Fridays in October, plus 10/28, 10/29 and 10/31

The Mount, a century-old residence in the hills of the Berkshires, has the Ghost Hunters seal of approval. So it must be haunted, right? The house, previously the residence of Edith Wharton, an author reknowned for her ghost stories, has its own fair share of reported hauntings. Sounds, shadows, and odd sensations follow visitors as they tour the servants’ quarters, stables, and formal rooms—all supposed breeding grounds for paranormal activity. Amusingly, the Mount also hosts spectacular weddings , so maybe the ghosts stay on their best behavior for love.

The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, 413-551-5111, .

BONUS Beyond Massachusetts

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Canobie Lake Park Screeemfest

Screeemfest it’s called, and scream you will. This Halloween season, Canobie Lake Park isn’t offering just thrills but also chills with a wide variety of haunted offerings. In addition to haunted houses and rides, they’re also putting on live spooky shows and a nightly tribute to Freddie Mercury.

Canobie Lake Park, 85 N. Policy St., Salem, New Hampshire, 603-893-3506, .

Spooky World Presents: Nightmare New England

45 minutes North of Boston

Spooky World offers something for nearly every thrill seeker. There’s the obligatory Haunted Hayride. There’s Asylum 47, a time-traveling sanatarium of unpredictable lunatics, and Nightmare in 3D, kind of neon-blacklit walk-through with jump scares and hairpin turns. And if you dare to enter the New Hampshire woods, you can explore the Colony , the Granite State’s answer to Texas Chain Saw Massacre . Decompress over communal fire pits, drink beer from a giant pumpkin, or throw an axe because, hey, everybody’s doing it.

454 Charles Bancroft Hwy., Litchfield, New Hampshire, 603-424-7999, .

Lake Compounce Phantom Fall Fest

Starting in late September, Lake Compounce Amusement Park transforms into a nightmare world. Visitors can go on some of Lake Compounce’s classic rides or opt for such spooky attractions as the blacklit scary-tale mALICE in Wonderland: 3D or bayou ghost town Spirits of the Swamp. Don’t pick the pumpkins from the evil pumpkin patch, though—they bite!

Lake Compounce, 186 Enterprise Dr., Bristol, Connecticut, 860-583-3300, .

With additional reporting by Lindsey Paradis, Sam Peters

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2021 Guide to Haunted Houses in Massachusetts

Haunted Houses in Massachusetts

Did you know that Massachusetts has 34 haunted house attractions listed for the 2021 Halloween haunt season !? Some of them may be located closer to you than you think…

Below, we’ll break down what types of haunts you can choose from, ranging from spooky hayrides and terrifying trail walks to creepy home haunts and multi-attraction scream parks . We’ll also discuss where in Massachusetts some of the most popular haunted houses are located!

The following list totals up each type of haunt in Massachusetts, based on how they are listed on our website:

  • Amusement/Theme Parks: 1
  • Charity Haunts: 3
  • Haunted Cornfields/Mazes: 2
  • Haunted Farms: 2
  • Haunted Hayrides: 6
  • Home/Yard Haunts: 10
  • Haunted Mazes: 2
  • Haunted Houses with Multiple Attractions: 10
  • Haunted Trails: 4

The city with the most attractions / surrounding haunts is Boston, MA .

Each year, we search the internet to find out what these haunts are up to during the off-season. During our 2021 update session for Massachusetts, 11 haunts’ information was updated, 3 were removed and 1 haunt was added to the Massachusetts Haunted House Directory .

Here are our most recent reviews of haunted houses in Massachusetts * according to our local Scream Team’s experience:

  • DementedFX – Holyoke, MA (2019) with an overall score of 9.13 !
  • The 715 Haunted House – Canton, MA (2018) with an overall score of 8.69 !

*Based on all of our Massachusetts Haunt Reviews and their most recent, respective scores given out of the past 3 years.

The following are some of the most popular haunted attractions** in Massachusetts , based on our website traffic:

Witchs Woods

79 Powers Road, Westford, MA 01886

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Witch’s Woods Haunted Hayride Vampire Passage Castle Morbid Horrorwood Chamber of Chills Jack O’Lantern Jamboree

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Barretts Haunted Mansion

1235 Bedford Street, Abington, MA 02351

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Trick or Treat! Strange occurrences have been happening at our Halloween party. It seems we've awakened an evil determined to get out after 31 years. Join us and see what you'll experience within our walls, but don't come alone.

Chambers of Terror

59 Wharf Street, Salem, MA 01970

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There is a place in Salem where sunlight cannot reach. A place where it is HALLOWEEN ALL YEAR LONG. A place where you journey into the realm of darkness and scream in delight!



CHAMBERS OF TERROR! is the ULTIMATE FRIGHTFUL FUN experience- located in the heart of historic Salem Massachusetts.

SO SCARY... you "just can't even!"

The Original Walk-Through Haunted House from the minds of Salem's Nightmares LLC

Created by professionals with over 20 years experience in the Halloween industry

Movie Quality Scenes and Nightmarish Creatures




530 Main Street, Holyoke, MA 01040

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Voted the number 1 haunted attraction in Massachusetts by's "Fan Poll," DementedFX features 20,000 square feet of GIANT MONSTERS, HOLLYWOOD QUALITY SETS and PROPS, surrounded by HAIR RAISING SOUND DESIGN, and INTERACTIVE VIDEO that's sure to send you home with no voice...and possibly needing a new pair of jeans. The Haunted House features one cohesive storyline, "an immoral medical laboratory, ravaged by its own experiments, has let loose a virus that is turning the world into monsters and ghouls. You need to break into the lab and rescue the scientist who has the cure to save all humanity." The indoor waiting area encompasses you in the apocalypse while featuring a VIP LOUNGE and TWO BARS stocked with enough beer and wine to keep the party going from dusk till dawn.

Nightmare Marlborough

111 Brimsmead Street, Marlborough, MA 01752

NightmareMarlborough is a small, family run Haunted House in Marlborough, Ma. There is no admission fee- non-perishable food pantry donations are accepted.

**This information was determined by looking at the haunts ’ traffic on our site from the past two years. This is not a top haunts list. The above haunts are listed here in no particular order.

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Factory of terror ma, almeida's bloodfields, barrett's haunted mansion, bedford haunted house, dark manor haunted house - where terror lives, fright kingdom, ghoulie manor, hanover house of horrors, haunted ship - uss salem, quincy, lakevillehauntedhouse, mike's haunted maze, orpheum house of horrors, plymouth county house of horror, spooky acres haunted hayride, spookyworld, the haunting at stone hill farm, massachusetts haunted houses offer a wide variety of haunted houses. connor’s farm haunted corn field & woods is great for family fun.  massachusetts has some of the best reviewed haunted houses. well worth the time and drive to venture out into the dark..

Factory of Terror offers 2 great locations in Fall River and Worchester .

Massachusetts, known as one of the original 13 colonies, holds some of the most Gruesome and bloody battles and the trials of witches and the curses they have conjured. Men, women, and children came from England to continue their practice of witchcraft and sorcery only to be persecuted. The fear and revenge brought about the trials of the witches and their families. Many hung, quartered, and burned at the stake, were tried in the most unjust courts of the century. With only one accuser, torture the way of plea, conviction was eminent. The colonist’s sick thirst for death is repugnant by today’s standards. Tried, convicted, jailed, or executed for having familiarity with the devil has conjured the souls of all the sorcerers, witches, and worshippers of the devil to the portals which open around the tenth month of every year, during harvest, to torment their captors and their families. Massachusetts, the colony of religious freedom, was torn by the separatist ways of the puritans. In the late 1600’s the King Philip’s War took its toll on all of New England. More than half of the towns were destroyed, major settlements burned to the ground, and much of the population killed. Known as one of the most costly and bloodiest war in proportion to other wars, it now holds the souls lost between life and death. These souls wandering, not knowing the way to pass through either side, some angry seek revenge on the living. Boston, Massachusetts is also known for the Boston Tea Party and the Boston Massacre. The British held tight, but George Washington brought in the Calvary and the battles as we know were won by the colonists and separation for England, inevitable. Paul Revere’s ride to warn the locals, the ‘shot heard ‘round the world’, and the United States declared their independence from England. History of Massachusetts and all its turmoil make it prime for the evils, now known by the haunt world for being the area’s best. Massachusetts contains the angry spirits of many whose deaths were unjust. Known for a multitude of the scariest haunted houses, paranormal activity, haunted mazes, haunted hayrides, ghost tours, paranormal activity, attractions and more, Massachusetts has been reviewed as a portal to the depths of the haunt world. Demons and messengers of the under-lord return to experiment and do research in their dungeons and chambers, in the chill of the fall, under the spells of pure wickedness. The haunted houses are well worth the trip. Don’t ask for a review, check them out yourself. These attractions have been seen on local television, radio, newspapers, and magazines. Visit this haunted world of twisted and deranged haunted houses, forests, trails, farms, mazes, hotels, asylums, castles, indoor and outdoor attractions. Massachusetts is at the top of the haunt world and considered the area’s best haunted attractions. Find the most innovative animatronics, scary monsters, creepy zombies, demented demons, creatures from the depths of the underworld, cutting edge technology and have your nightmares brought to life right here in Massachusetts. When searching for haunted houses online, the haunt world knows the area’s best haunt is found right here in Massachusetts.

Factory of Terror MA in Fall River, Massachusetts contains one of the mysteries never solved. Bloodworth Dungeon located inside an old factory was the scene of a horrific sight. The graveyard shift of 113 workers were murdered in the most gruesome and horrific sight. This mystery still haunts the vacant warehouse will all its evil spirits that is sure to make your spine tingle and creep out even the bravest of souls. The only one to escape the massacre, perished in an asylum constantly repeating “Bloodworth Dungeon”, “Bloodworth Dungeon”, “Bloodworth Dungeon”......for he lost his mind trying to save his own life. Attempt this new experience of state-of-art Gothic Nightmare 3D & 4D. You have heard of 3D, but we have now brought the encounter of a lifetime with 4D. Enter the depths of the underground into a nightmare of Gothic proportion. Become lost as you crawl, scream and experience earth moving corpses that will have you in awe as they are searching for new souls to take down to the depths of the underworld. Brought to you for a beyond the graveyard experience of an 1856 murderous massacre, The Factory of Terror haunted experience has no comparable. Gothic Nightmare 3D & 4D have been enhanced by the professional high tech studios from the theme parks of Orlando, Florida. Don’t ask for a review, check it out for yourself. If you escape the most twisted and mind blowing nightmare, Phobia Mayhem will take you to the next level. The spell of fears and phobias experienced by the murdered victims of the factory are now allowed to prey on the living. Deemed haunted in 1856, this old factory was abandoned and boarded up with the hopes of enslaving the souls of the damned. Their energy was harnessed for years, and now paranormal experts have begun to study these spirits. The most intense of energies continues to this day with three specific locations for this paranormal activity. Bloodworth Dungeon, Gothic Nightmare 3D & 4D, and Phobia Mayhem is a test that few can pass and many fail. Can you brave your fears and challenge your soul for the most horrific, area’s best visit to the Factory of Terror, MA? Or will you fall victim and have Gothic Nightmares forever?

The Most Bone-Chillingly Haunted Places in Massachusetts

Ghoul-infested ships, devilish graveyards, and infamous lizzie borden..

Updated on 10/28/2021 at 2:50 PM

Sk Pierce Haunted Victorian Mansion

If you were to rank every US state in terms of spookiness, there’s a good chance that Massachusetts would come out on top. After all, the Bay State saw scores of bloody battles during the Revolutionary War, experienced mass death during the first Plymouth Colony winter, and, perhaps most significantly, serves as the setting for Hocus Pocus , AKA the greatest Halloween movie of all time.

For a lot of folks, October 31st is a time to stroll around the nearest wealthy suburb in search of king-sized Reese’s (the absolute best Halloween candy—don’t @ me), but for the thrill seekers out there, we’ve got you covered with some of the finest spectre-filled destinations Mass has to offer. From spirit-filled swamps to haunted highways, these spooky spots are sure to leave you with a healthy dose of seasonal fright.

Dover, Massachusetts

Norfolk County There are a few things that the cozy Boston suburb of Dover is known for: moneyed residents, high-ranking public schools, and a hair-raising ghoul known as the Dover Demon. A prominent figure in the annals of Massachusetts cryptozoology, the most famous documentation of the beast dates back to April 1977, when local teenager Bill Barlett spotted an unfamiliar being while cruising along Farm Street late at night—and, as it turns out, he wasn’t the only person that reported an encounter that evening.

Though there have been no credible sightings in the modern era, Bartlett’s detailed sketch of the creature has served as the inspiration for multiple forms of media over the years, including a particularly gruesome 2009 episode of Animal Planet’s Lost Tapes . If you’re brave enough to venture out to Dover this Halloween, keep your eyes peeled—you just may catch a glimpse of a pair of bulbous glowing eyes peering out at you from deep in the woods.

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Oliver Estate

Middleborough When you live in a town as old as Middleborough, there’s bound to be some form of spiritual activity going on—a fact that volunteers at the historic Oliver Estate know all too well. Constructed in the pre-Revolutionary War era at the behest of Judge Peter Oliver, the property was home to some truly opulent architecture—for mid-1700s Massachusetts, at least. An ardent supporter of the Crown, Judge Oliver and his family ended up fleeing the soon-to-be United States, his personal mansion razed to the ground by an angry mob—though his son’s home still stands today.

The following centuries saw generations born, raised, and deceased in the Oliver House—many of which are purported to still roam the halls today in spirit form. These first-hand accounts have led the estate to star in a 2016 episode of Paranormal Lockdown , and for those brave enough to visit Middleborough, there are multiple ghost tours offered on-property throughout the year.

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Quincy The scariest part of being on a haunted ship? There’s nowhere to run when the spirits come out to play. While the 700-foot-long USS Salem never saw active combat, this heavy vessel certainly saw its fair share of death during its ten years of service. One of the ship’s most notable—and certainly most gruesome—journeys took place in the Mediterranean, arriving on the western shore of Greece to provide relief to victims of the 1953 Ionian earthquake. Injured victims were brought aboard for medical care, but scores of people perished aboard the ship—and some believe that their spirits still wander her storied planks today.

For any budding supernatural investigators out there, the Greater Boston Paranormal Associates have crafted a five-hour itinerary dedicated to seeking out specters, providing patrons with infrared cameras, lasers, and voice recorders to aid in their search. If a night spent on the USS Salem is a little too spooky for your sensibilities, catch the 2019 episode of the Travel Channel’s Most Terrifying Places and live vicariously through the brave filmmakers instead.

Bridgewater Triangle

Southeastern Massachusetts We’ve all heard of the Bermuda Triangle, that watery grave where planes and ships have a habit of mysteriously vanishing. But Massachusetts has an unexplained phenomenon all to itself. It’s the Bridgewater Triangle, so named by paranormal researcher Loren Coleman in his 1983 book Mysterious America . The Bridgewater Triangle consists of 200 square miles and 17 towns, with Abington, Freetown, and Rehoboth serving as the “tips” of the triangle.

The Triangle is home to a treasure trove of bizarre, supernatural tales—a “huge black killer dog” spotted in Abington in 1976; UFO sightings; “George” the ghost (he frequents Bridgewater State University); tall, winged creatures; moving orbs of light; and even Bigfoot. Need more proof the Triangle is haunted? How about stories of mutilated cattle, a strange hitchhiker, and a “large, light tan cat the size of a Great Dane” dubbed the Mansfield Mystery Cat? A TV series about the Bridgewater Triangle was announced back in 2019, so it looks like its reputation won’t fade anytime soon.

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Spider Gates Cemetery

Leicester Spider Gates Cemetery—also known as Quaker Cemetery or Friends Cemetery—was founded back in 1740. The black metal pattern on its 1890s-era iron gates were meant to resemble the sun’s rays, but were ultimately deemed by locals as spider-like in appearance, earning the cemetery its current moniker.

If you’re up for it, hit the graveyard in search of the Eighth Gate To Hell. Legend has it that if you go through the other seven gates of the cemetery (which aren’t really there), then enter Spider Gates, you’ll find yourself plunging into the fiery pits of hell. Other fun highlights of the cemetery include “The Altar,” a barren patch of land that’s purportedly used for Satanic sacrifices, and the grave of Marmaduke Earle, who’s said to call out from the grave if you circle around his tombstone ten times and then utter the words “Marmaduke, speak to me.”

Hockomock Swamp

West Bridgewater It’s right there in the name—“hockomock” is an Algonquin word meaning “place where spirits dwell.” Local indigenous groups believed the swamp to be magical, which certainly freaked out the newly-arrived Puritans. They ended up calling it “The Devil’s Swamp” and “The Devil’s Bowl” instead. The area is the site of an old burial ground, so naturally, vengeful spirits could bubble up from the netherworld at any moment.

And then there are the Pukwudgies. A prominent creature in Wampanoag folklore, the name translates to “little wild man of the woods that vanishes.” Pukwudgies can make fire, cast magic spells, and disappear whenever they like. Their other hobbies include throwing people off cliffs, attacking them with spears, and blinding their victims with pocket sand. If you’re planning on taking a leisurely stroll through Hockomock Swamp, be sure to stay alert, lest the Pukwudgies come out to claim their next victim.

Lizzie Borden House

Lizzie Borden’s House

Fall River Planning a romantic staycation anytime soon? How about the house where Lizzie Borden allegedly hacked her mother-in-law and father to death in 1892? These murders were so horrific and sensational that Borden’s role is still argued about to this day. And the fact that she was acquitted of the acts—despite massive holes in her story and gross mishandling of evidence—just serves as high-octane fuel for the raging debate.

If you ever decide to sleep in the house, now a bed and breakfast, rest assured the owners do everything they can to make you feel as freaked-out as possible, including strategically placing pictures of the murder scenes throughout the property. If you’ve seen those pictures once, you really don’t need to see them again—trust.

SK Pierce Mansion

Gardner Houses rumored to be haunted can be a tough sell when it comes to the real estate market, but caretakers of the SK Pierce Mansion in Gardner have fully embraced its mysterious past. The Victorian-style home was built in 1875 by Sylvester K. Pierce and comes equipped with ten bedrooms and 11-foot-high ceilings—just enough room for ghosts and orbs to roam freely.

Throughout the decades, numerous tales of nefarious death and flat-out murder have arisen from the house, ranging from strangled sex workers and drowned children to a potential case of spontaneous combustion. Today, the SK Pierce Mansion serves as a popular haunted attraction—you can even spend the night there, though you probably shouldn’t.

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Hoosac Tunnel

North Adams The Hoosac Tunnel—or Hoosick Tunnel, as it’s sometimes called—is a railroad underpass in the Northern Berkshires that runs from North Adams to Florida, Massachusetts. The tunnel has also been dubbed the “Bloody Pit,” thanks to the ungodly amount of people who died during its construction. The final number is disputed, but it’s believed that roughly 200 men lost their lives from 1851 to 1875 before the tunnel was completed.

One particularly disturbing incident began when a 1,000-foot central exhaust shaft exploded, destroying a hoist that was used to lower men and equipment down the tunnel. Miners near the top attempted to rescue those below but eventually gave up, assuming that everyone had perished in the rubble. Months later, they discovered a makeshift raft, the only evidence of a few long-gone survivors that spent their final moments entombed in the ground.

Freetown-Fall River State Forest

Assonet This vast forest may be part of the Bridgewater Triangle, but there’s enough gory lore around here to warrant its own blood-curdling entry. Several real-life killings have taken place in this deeply disturbed wood, including the 1978 murder of a Raynham teen, a 1987 slaying, and a shooting that resulted in two deaths in 2001. Even as recently as 2016, an unidentified person stretched wire across some heavily-trafficked trails, possibly in an attempt to slice off the heads of any passing motorbike riders. And did we mention that the site has seen numerous reports of Satanic cult activity over the years? Maybe that has something to do with all the evil lingering around these parts…

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Houghton Mansion

North Adams A tragic car accident heaped misery on the Houghtons, a prominent early 20th-century family, and the northwestern Massachusetts town of North Adams still hasn’t forgotten it. Albert Charles Houghton was the town’s first mayor as well as the president of Arnold Print Works, an entity that now serves as the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art ( MassMoCA ). On August 1st, 1914, Houghton, his daughter Mary, and a couple of friends went out for a morning drive up to Vermont—but not everyone made it out of the car alive.

While driving through the town of Pownal, Houghton’s driver lost control of the vehicle and plunged down a hill, resulting in multiple fatalities including Houghton himself, after a few days of uncertainty. The driver was cleared of any wrongdoing but couldn’t forgive himself for the accident, and ultimately ended his own life in the Houghton Barn. The mansion is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is also rumored to be haunted, making an appearance on the Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures as well as the show Ghost Hunters .

Rehoboth U.S. Route 44 runs 237 miles across four states, but there’s one particular stretch near the Seekonk-Rehoboth line that has a serious reputation for supernatural activity. Late at night, you may pass a hitchhiker with shocks of red hair and dark eyes dressed like a lumberjack. He’s most commonly known as the Red-Headed Spectre, and it seems like this apparition is a bit of a prankster. If you stop to pick him up, there’s a good chance that he’ll vanish as soon as he reaches the car, only to appear as a ghostly reflection in the rear view mirror, peering in from the back seat.

Others report a sudden crack over their radio, after which a deep, booming cackle bursts from the car’s speakers. No matter how the Red-Headed Spectre appears, one thing is certain—nothing good comes from it.

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Metropolitan State Hospital

Waltham Founded back in 1927, the Metropolitan State Hospital was a mental-health facility built across parts of Waltham, Lexington, and Belmont—though it was ultimately closed in 1992 for cost-cutting reasons. This particular hospital was designed in accordance with the Kirkbride Plan, an avant-garde form of design engineered to heal the mentally ill through the use of circulating air and natural light. However, the design ultimately failed to have such an effect, as evidenced by the 1978 murder of Anne Marie Davee by a fellow resident.

The story is a tragic one: The Department of Mental Health was neglectful in conducting the case, and the missing-person report lacked proper documentation. The department officially closed Davee’s case in 1979, but parts of her body weren’t found on the grounds until 1980. The building’s eerie remnants may have inspired American Horror Story: Asylum , but Davee’s sad and true-to-life murder is scary enough on its own.

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State-by-state guide to haunted houses in New England

From maine, to the ocean state and every state in between, there are plenty of place to get spooked this halloween season., by matt fortin • published october 10, 2023 • updated on october 24, 2023 at 5:24 pm.

October is here.

That means the leaves are changing, pumpkin-spice-flavored everything is being served and haunted houses are open to give you the rush of adrenaline that only they can give you.

There's no better place than New England to get your spooky fix — with the region's history and weather, it seems like the perfect setting for a Halloween movie.

Here's a list of some of the most well-known haunts in the region.

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  • Factory of Terror, Fall River — The Factory of Terror has been a mainstay Halloween attraction for a quarter century on the South Coast. You can buy discounted tickets online to the Fall River haunted house, which differ in price depending on the day you attend.
  • Barrett's Haunted Mansion, Abington — Featuring multiple attractions and events, Barrett's Haunted Mansion is open for its 32nd season this year.
  • Lizzie Borden House - The historic Lizzie Borden House offers house tours, ghost tours, ghost hunts
  • Witch's Woods, Westford — Open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Halloween, (plus Oct. 30 and 31) Witch's Woods offers several attractions, including a haunted hayride and the "Horrorwood Chamber of Chills".
  • Salem — You can't mention Halloween in Massachusetts without bringing up Salem. The City of Salem is holding special events throughout October to celebrate the season and the city's spooky history. Click here for your guide to October in the Witch City.


  • Trail of Terror, Wallingford — The Trail of Terror is a tradition for the New Haven area, and offers visitors an hour-long walk down its spooky trail.
  • Fright Haven, Stratford — Head to Fright Haven , right off I-95, for "over 20,000 square feet of scare" and two separate attractions, including a new one this year called "Hotel Hex".
  • Legends of Fear, Shelton —At Legends of Fear , you can get spooked on the legendary Haunted Hayride that features all kinds of attractions, like the "Funhouse of Fear".

Rhode Island

  • Scary Acres RI, Hope — Take a ride on the Dark Harvest Hayride through Scary Acres' haunted town, and check out the other attractions offered by one of the Ocean State's most popular haunted spots.
  • Haunted Labyrinth, Cranston — A long running Ocean State tradotion, Cranston's Haunted Labyrinth is celebrating its 39th season this year.
  • Slater Park Haunted Tunnel, Pawtucket — Sponsored by Pawtucket Parks & Recreation, the Haunted Tunnel will kick off on Oct. 13.

New Hampshire

  • Fright Kingdom, Nashua — Fright Kingdom has several haunted houses (which it claims are the scariest in New England) and is found right off the Everett Turnpike in Nashua.
  • Haunted Overload, Lee — Located on the DeMerrit Hill Farm in Lee, Haunted Overload features movie-quality sets, monsters that tower over 30 feet and hundreds of lighted pumpkins.
  • Nightmare New England, Litchfield — Spooky World presents Nightmare New England has 80 acres worth of scares.
  • Nightmare Vermont, Essex Junction — Nightmare Vermont combines "live stage combat, original immersive theater, and all the best in interactive scares and special effects" and warns that tickets are limited.
  • Queen City Ghostwalk —You can learn about everything from "the tragic inhabitants of an iconic Burlington family", to tales of a monster who lives in Lake Champlain and Native American legends on the several tours offered by Queen City Ghostwalk .
  • Haunted Grandview Manor, Lebanon — Thursday through Sunday during October, you can head to Lebanon for a walk through the Haunted Grandview Manor.
  • Farmington Fright Fest, Farmington — With three different attractions, Farmington Fright Fest comes to a head on Oct. 29 for "Black Out Night", when the lights are turned out in the haunts. You get a glow stick to use as light, instead.

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Here's a Patch guide on where to get your spooky fix across Massachusetts this Halloween season.

MASSACHUSETTS — There are plenty of places around Massachusetts to experience all the Halloween frights. Our scary guide includes everything from theme parks to the holiday's unofficial hometown, some better experienced for adults and others suitable for children.

Here's what’s going on leading up to Halloween (the 31st is on a Tuesday, so plan accordingly):

WITCH'S WOODS Where: Nashoba Valley Ski Area, Westford When: Fridays through Sundays in Oct., plus Oct. 30 and Halloween night Admission: $48 Features: A regional Halloween theme park returns to the Merrimack Valley with the Haunted Hayride, Vampire Passage, Castle Morbid, 3D Keeper's Crypt, Horrorwood Chamber of Chills and Jack O'Lantern Jamboree.

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HAUNTED HAPPENINGS Where: Historic Downtown Salem, Salem When: Each day through Halloween night Admission: Free, but individual museums charge separate admissions Features: Halloween's unofficial hometown celebrates the season with nearly 1 million visitors hitting the Witch City during October. Those headed to Salem are advised to take public transportation and plan out an itinerary as many museums, tours and attractions will sell out each day, while restaurants could have long waits or be unavailable without advance reservations.

HALLOWEEN ON THE HILL Where: Long Hill, Beverly When: Wednesdays through Sundays through Oct. 29 Admission: $30 non-member on weekends, $25 weekdays with children's discounts Features: Seasonal-themed trail that will feature over 1,000 Jack-O'-Lanterns, hundreds of mums and pumpkins, elaborate Halloween sets, light displays, music, and more. Tickets with specific attendance times must be purchased in advance.

BARRETT'S HAUNTED MANSION Where: Abington, Route 18 When: Thursdays through Sundays through Oct. 30, plus Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day, and Devil's Night Out on Oct. 18. Admission: $40 general admission with VIP packages and group discounts Features: Haunted house with special themed events throughout the month.

MARINI FARM FLASHLIGHT NIGHTS CORN MAZE Where: Ipswich When: Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 30. Admission: $18.99 with senior and children's discounts Features: Educational and interactive corn maze with an Alice in Wonderland theme for 2023.

DAVIS FARM MEGA MAZE Where: Sterling When: Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 29, plus Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day. Admission: $24.99 in advance, $29.99 at the gate, with senior and children's discounts Features: Massive corn maze, with food, craft beer and live music on most days, plus special events. The maze is 13+ unless accompanied by an adult at all times.

GHOULISH GARDENS Where: North Andover When: Sundays through Tuesdays through Oct. 30. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children, members free Features: Stroll through the meadow to read our Story Walk brought to you by the Stevens Memorial Library. Then, hunt down the hidden pumpkins throughout the rest of the property.

FEAR TOWN HAUNTED HOUSE Where: Seekonk Speedway When: Fridays through Sundays through Oct. 29, plus Thursday, Oct. 26. Admission: $25 to $35 Features: Three haunted houses, with games and additional attractions.

HYSTERIA AT CONNORS FARM Where: Connors Farm, Danvers When: Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 29, plus Oct. 8 and Halloween night. Admission: $35 Haunted Fields, $20 Flashlight Maize, $50 combo Features: Haunted fields, the Flashlight Maize, farmstand and pumpkin patch.

Experts say some of us are hard-wired to enjoy the full-body experience of being scared , as long as we know we’re in no real danger. Adrenal glands go into overdrive when we’re frightened, triggering a rush of dopamine and endorphins, the "pleasure" hormones.

That's different from the "bad fear" triggered in dangerous situations, according to Cleveland Clinic psychologist Chivonna Childs.

"There's also a good side to fear, and that's what scary movies, true crime and haunted houses tap into," Childs wrote on a Cleveland Clinic blog. "We understand that there’s an end to those experiences, that the bear's not gonna get us. We know that going through a haunted house is just for fun, that it’s only people in costumes.

"But it still rings those bells for adrenaline, endorphins and dopamine. You experience the euphoria because you know you're safe."

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Massachusetts has several haunted house attractions and spooky experiences during the Halloween season. These are just some of the many fall attractions available in Massachusetts each season.

Here are some of the best haunted house attractions in Massachusetts:

Barrett’s Haunted Mansion:

Address: 1235 Bedford St, Abington, MA


Barrett’s Haunted Mansion features two attractions: The Haunted Mansion and Condemned, each of which have been recently redesigned to make them extra spooky.

During the Haunted Mansion attraction, visitors wind their way through a labyrinth of rooms in a cursed mansion while they try to avoid becoming victims of the curse themselves.

During the Condemned attraction, visitors make their way through a community that has been deformed and driven mad due to exposure to a chemical leak from a nearby lab.

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Barrett’s Haunted Mansion is known for its attention to detail and elaborate set design. The attraction typically features a haunted mansion with multiple rooms and corridors, each with its own terrifying theme.

These rooms often include spooky decor, special effects, and frightening scenes designed to immerse visitors in a world of horror.

Each section of Barrett’s Haunted Mansion typically has its own unique storyline and theme. This variation in themes keeps the experience fresh and exciting as you progress through the attraction.

In 2018, Boston Magazine named Barrett’s Haunted Mansion one of the best haunted houses in Massachusetts.

Factory of Terror:

Address: 120 Pearl St, Fall River, MA


This newly redesigned attraction is known for being one of the largest haunted houses in New England, featuring multiple themed attractions under one roof.

The Factory of Terror is known for its size and scale. It typically consists of multiple themed haunted houses all housed under one roof. Each of these houses has its unique storyline and set design, creating a diverse range of terrifying experiences.

One of the standout features of the Factory of Terror is its attention to detail in creating immersive and elaborate sets. You’ll encounter scenes that are designed to be both visually stunning and frightening.

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The Factory of Terror often includes a variety of horror themes in its haunted houses, catering to different tastes in horror. You might encounter classic horror tropes, such as haunted asylums, eerie graveyards, or post-apocalyptic scenarios.

In addition to the indoor haunted houses, the Factory of Terror may offer a haunted hayride, which takes visitors on a spooky journey through outdoor areas, adding another layer of fear to the experience.

Due to its popularity, the Factory of Terror often uses timed ticketing to manage crowds. It’s a good idea to check their website for ticket availability, pricing, and scheduling information in advance.

In 2018, Boston Magazine named Factory of Terror one of the best haunted houses in Massachusetts and Time Out Magazine named it one of the 10 best haunted houses near Boston in 2022.

Address: 1710 Fall River Ave, Seekonk, MA


Fear Town features three haunted houses, a terrifying corn maze, haunted house, and other spooky attractions.

Fear Town is known for its outdoor haunted trails, which wind through a spooky forest. These trails are designed to immerse visitors in a chilling and terrifying experience. As you make your way down the paths, you’ll encounter a series of haunted scenes, eerie environments, monsters and unsettling characters.

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The attraction often features various themed areas or sections along the trails. These scenes can include classic horror movie themes, original concepts, and creative storytelling. Expect to encounter haunted houses, eerie graveyards, and other creepy settings.

If you want to save a little money, online tickets are $5 cheaper than those available at the door.

In 2022, Time Out Magazine named Fear Town one of the 10 best haunted houses near Boston.

Fright Fest at Six Flags New England:

Address: 1623 Main St, Agawam, MA


“Fright Fest” at Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts, is a highly popular and thrilling Halloween-themed event that takes place annually during the Halloween season.

This amusement park transforms into a Halloween-themed extravaganza during Fright Fest, with haunted houses, scare zones, and Halloween-themed shows.

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Fright Fest transforms Six Flags New England into a haunted wonderland with a variety of haunted attractions. These attractions may include haunted houses, mazes, scare zones, and spooky-themed rides. Each attraction typically has its own unique theme and storyline, offering a diverse range of scares for visitors.

Throughout the park, you’ll encounter scare zones, which are designated areas where costumed actors roam freely to startle and interact with guests. These scare zones often have different themes and characters, creating a dynamic and immersive experience.

Fright Fest often features live entertainment, including Halloween-themed shows, performances, and parades. These shows may range from comedic acts to eerie spectacles, adding to the festive atmosphere.

Many of Six Flags New England’s regular thrill rides remain open during Fright Fest, allowing you to experience the park’s roller coasters and attractions in the dark, often with a Halloween twist.

You can usually find Fright Fest-themed merchandise, including clothing, souvenirs, and collectibles, available for purchase throughout the park.

Fright Fest typically runs on select weekends from late September through October. You can purchase tickets in advance on the Six Flags New England website or at the park’s entrance.

In 2018, Boston Magazine named Fright Fest at Six Flags one of the best haunted houses in Massachusetts and Time Out Magazine named it one of the 10 best haunted houses near Boston in 2022.

Haunted Labyrinth:

Address: 804 Dyer Ave, Cranston, RI


Located in Rhode Island but not too far from Massachusetts, the Haunted Labyrinth is a volunteer-run attraction with a long history of scares.

This community-driven haunted attraction is known for its dedication to providing a scary and enjoyable experience for visitors.

The Haunted Labyrinth is usually located in the Cranston Youth Athletic League complex in Cranston, Rhode Island. It’s known for its creative use of available spaces to create a spooky and immersive experience.

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One unique aspect of the Haunted Labyrinth is that it is primarily staffed by volunteers from the local community. These volunteers are passionate about creating a memorable and scary experience for visitors.

The Haunted Labyrinth typically features a haunted house-style attraction where visitors navigate through a series of rooms and corridors filled with terrifying scenes and characters. Each room often has its own theme and storyline, providing a diverse range of scares.

The attraction is known for its attention to detail and creative set design. Elaborate sets, props, and decorations are used to create an immersive and eerie environment that contributes to the overall atmosphere of fear.

Witch’s Woods:

Address: 79 Powers Rd, Westford, MA


Located at Nashoba Valley Ski Area , Witch’s Woods offers a variety of haunted attractions, including haunted hayrides, a haunted house, and a haunted woods walk.

Witch’s Woods is perhaps best known for its haunted hayride, which takes visitors on a tractor-drawn wagon ride through the dark woods. Along the way, you’ll encounter a range of frightening scenes, haunted characters, and spooky surprises.

The haunted hayride is often the centerpiece of the attraction and provides a unique and thrilling experience. Beware of witches hiding among the trees and werewolves and vampires on the prowl.

In addition to the haunted hayride, Witch’s Woods typically features several haunted houses and trails. Each of these attractions has its own theme and storyline, creating a diverse range of scares. These haunted houses and trails are known for their detailed sets, special effects, and talented actors who work to terrify visitors.

To manage crowds and provide a smoother experience, Witch’s Woods typically uses timed ticketing. It’s a good idea to check their website for ticket prices, availability, and any special offers. Purchasing tickets in advance is often recommended.

In 2018, Boston Magazine named Witch’s Woods one of the best haunted houses in Massachusetts and Time Out Magazine named it one of the 10 best haunted houses near Boston in 2022.

13th World Fright Park:

Address: 1701 Park St, Palmer, MA


13th World Fright Park features three haunted houses: Moonlight Mayhem, Chamber of Lost Souls and Alone. Visitors navigate through dark, eerie woods and encounter a series of haunted scenes and terrifying characters.

During the Moonlight Mayhem attraction, visitors begin their journey at the Moonlight Motel before making their way down a spooky haunted trail.

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During the Chamber of Lost Souls attraction, visitors make their way through a dark twisted maze as they try to flee the lost souls trapped there.

During the Alone attraction, visitors go through a haunted attraction one by one all on their own for the ultimate spooky experience.

In 2022, Time Out Magazine named 13th World Fright Park at Six Flags one of the 10 best haunted houses near Boston.

If you are interested in visiting haunted house attractions closer to the Boston area, check out these articles on haunted houses in Salem .

If you prefer not-so-scary haunted attractions, check out this article on family-friendly haunted houses in Massachusetts .

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Sources: “The Best Haunted Houses in Massachusetts.” Boston Magazine, 1 Oct. 2018, Fenton, Cheryl. “10 Best Haunted Houses Near Boston.” Time Out Magazine, 15 Sept. 2022, “9 terrifying haunted houses near Boston.”, Sudborough, Susannah. “Here’s the scariest haunted house in Mass. (and 5 more you should visit for fun).”, 12 Oct. 2022,

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Most Haunted Places in Massachusetts

When it comes to the Paranormal, it seems like Massachusetts have a little something for everyone from creepy haunted asylums and cursed forests to famous murder scenes!

Now, let’s take a closer look at the most haunted places in Massachusetts:

9 – Freetown-Fall River State Forest, Assonet

Freetown-Fall River State Forest is better known locally as ‘The Cursed Forest of Massachusetts’! It is a strange place with hundreds of weird stories linked to it.

Among the eye-witness reports, there have been claims of UFOs, ghosts, mysterious lights, giant snakes, murders, disappearances, human and animal sacrifice, poltergeists and more!

This really is one of the most haunted places in the state, not to mention one of the most bizarre!

8 – Dogtown, Cape Ann

In 1693 Dogtown was established as a very respectable settlement. However, somewhere along the way, it gained itself a very bad reputation and by the early 1800s, Dogtown was all but abandoned with only vagabonds and feral dogs calling it home.

As the years passed, there were growing rumors that the residents of Dogtown had been practicing witchcraft. It was believed that Tammy Younger, aka Queen of the Witches, was placing curses on traders who strayed too close to the town.

These rumors are supported by the fact that some strange words and phrases are carved into boulders around the town boundaries.

These days the remains of Dogtown are open to hikers and although the witches themselves are long gone, many say that the surrounding woods remain cursed and there have been many unexplained occurrences reported!

7 – Spider Gates Cemetery, Leicester

Spider Gates Cemetery gets its name from the distinctive design on the gates. However, it has also been known as Quaker Cemetery and as ‘The Eighth Gate to Hell’!

The burial ground has been in use since 1740 and local legends state that it is a gate to another dimension!

Among the creepy tales linked to the burial ground is a story of a young boy who hanged himself in the trees, ghostly sightings, strange noises and evidence that satanic rituals are conducted on a strange stone known as the altar!

6 - Taunton State Hospital, Taunton

Taunton State Hospital, Taunton

Taunton State Hospital, or the State Lunatic Hospital at Taunton as it was formerly known, was abandoned in 1975. In the 1800s, there were rumors that the hospital was being operated by a Satanic Cult who would take patients into the basement to conduct dark rituals and even human sacrifices.

There are apparently still some strange and unexplained markings on the walls of the basements, and while the hospital was still open, staff would attempt to go downstairs into the basement area only for them to feel something physically stopping them from reaching that bottom step!

Staff also reported seeing a shadow man who would crawl along the walls and often lurked in corners watching the patients!

The most famous resident of Taunton State Hospital was probably serial killer Jane Toppan who killed more than 31 people while working as a nurse.

It is no wonder this abandoned hospital is thought to be one of the most haunted places in the US!

5 – The Colonial Inn, Concord BOOK NOW

The Colonial Inn, Concord

The building that houses The Colonial Inn was originally built in 1716, but it only started operating as a hotel in 1889. It is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and it is considered one of the most haunted places in Massachusetts.

Room 24 of the Inn is a focal point for the paranormal activity in the hotel. In 1966 a pair of newlyweds stayed in the room and the following morning they left quickly with the bride looking very pale.

A few weeks later, the hotel was sent a letter from her explaining that she had woken to find a grey figure standing by her bed! Similar reports have been made ever since.

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4 - The Houghton Mansion, North Adams

The Houghton Mansion, North Adams

One of the most well-known ghosts linked to Houghton Mansion is ‘Mary’ a girl thought to the daughter of the original owner, Albert Houghton, who died in a car accident in August of 1914.

Mary had dedicated herself to looking after her father and upon learning that both Mary and a trusted servant, Mrs. Hutton, had died in the accident he was unable to forgive himself and ended up shooting himself in the basement of the house the following day. The mansion is now a Masonic Temple.

There have been various ghostly tales linked to the building over the years.

For example, one of the masons says that he and his wife were in the records room when they both heard the sound of papers being shuffled. They looked around but no-one else was in the room. As the sound got louder the tow fled the building in fright! On another occasion, 2 Masons were sitting in the building when the side door opened and shut with both hearing the distinctive sound of it.

There were about 2 feet of snow on the ground that night and after the door was heard to close it was as though there was someone stomping their feet to knock off the snow. However, on investigating the noises they found no-one in the room, no-one outside and no footprints in the snow!

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3 - Danvers State Hospital, Danvers

Danvers State Hospital, Danvers

Danvers State Hospital is said to have been the real-life inspiration for H.P. Lovecraft’s Arkham Sanatorium.

When the hospital was open American physician Walter Jackson Freeman II carried out a number of lobotomies and a small number of the patients did see some slight benefits, but most had adverse effects and visitors would often report seeing patients aimlessly wandering the halls or simply staring at blank walls.

In short, there was a great deal of pain and suffering here and the patients were subjected to some brutal conditions so it is really no surprise that Danvers State Hospital is considered to be one of the most haunted places in Massachusetts!

Apparitions of former patients who died at the hospital are fairly common in the building and the grounds. The entire place seems to be shrouded in a very eerie atmosphere.

It is usually guarded well to stop would-be ghost hunters from breaking in and to date, just one group has ever been granted access to the hospital for a paranormal investigation outside of the television shows that have featured it.

Much of the hospital has actually been demolished and all that remains are the tunnels, cemeteries and the outer shell of the administration block and Wings D and G.

Learn more on the haunted Danvers State Hospital, Danvers, Massachusetts

2 - Lizzie Borden's House, Fall River

Lizzie Borden's House, Fall River

Everyone knows the story of Lizzie Borden! In a seemingly ordinary house which is now a themed bed and breakfast, Lizzie Borden is alleged to have brutally murdered her father and stepmother.

However, she was ultimately acquitted of the crime despite the general consensus that she was in fact guilty. It is no surprise that her former home and the scene of this horrific double murder is now considered to be one of the most haunted places in Massachusetts.

Guests who dare to spend the night in Lizzie Borden’s House say that they have been woken in the night by the sound of a woman weeping softly to herself. Other guests have witnessed shoes moving across the floor without being touched.

Some have even encountered the apparition of an older lady who tries to tuck them into bed at night!

It is believed that Abby and Andrew Borden, the two murder victims, are still in the house and some visiting psychics have also picked up on Lizzie herself.

The house has hosted a number of paranormal television shows and they have all struggled with equipment failures as lights and equipment turn on and off at random in the house and some of the cameras have been moved or turned off while locked in a room without nobody around!

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1 – Hawthorne Hotel, Salem STAY HERE

Hawthorne Hotel, Salem

The Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, Massachusetts has become something of a landmark for visitors since it was built in 1925 and not surprisingly the hotel has ghost stories , like so many other buildings in this haunted city –  due to the dark and bloody history which dates back to the Witch Trials of 1692.

There are rumors that the hotel is haunted, although they have never been confirmed. The TV-show Ghost Hunters did an extensive investigation in 2007, but their reports were inconclusive.

Over the years, guests have reported supposed activities in rooms 325 and 612; some say they have seen the apparition of a woman lingering in the corridors, yet others have felt a more active presence in the rooms.

Famed author, historian, and ghost-hunter Rebecca F. Pittman is planning to write a book about the Hawthorne Hotel and its haunting presence in 2017 that will cover some of those stories.

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The 18 Best Haunted Houses Near Boston


Where: Boston Surrounding areas Boston , MA

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Get ready for a spooktacular season of scares. Now that it’s October, there’s no better way to prepare for All Hallow’s Eve than to meet some ghouls, goblins, and ghosts. If you’re a thrill seeker, look no further than these 18 haunted houses within two hours of Boston. Scaredy cats, beware— these eerie experiences aren’t for the faint of heart.

Haunted houses listed by our ranking, starting with our favorites.  

1) Fright Kingdom 

Where: Nashua, NH | 42.9 miles from Boston

When: Starting Sep. 29; Fri-Sun, 7-10:30pm (and Halloween)

Cost: $35-39

Info: Fright Kingdom is guaranteed to chill your bones. With five haunted attractions to choose from, you’ll be running away in terror by the end of the night. Explore the haunted Bloodmare Manor, survive the Psycho Circus, escape the pitch-black darkness of Grim, avoid the contamination of Apocalypse Z, and make it out alive from The Abandoned farmhouse. 

2) Haunted Overload (pictured)

Where: Lee, NH | 68.3 miles from Boston

When: Starting Oct. 5; Main Event: Fri-Sun, times vary (and Halloween)

Cost: $12-35

Info: This freaky horror show has won awards for a reason. Embark on a journey through an eerie New Hampshire forest, and walk the cursed trail, leading into the depths of the night. Bizarre jack-o-lantern creatures await you at every turn. Check out their no-scare day walk and enjoy the infamous Haunted Overload's exhibit. 

3) Haunted Labyrinth  

Where: Cranston, RI | 54.3 miles from Boston

When: Starting Sep. 29; Fri-Sun, 7-10pm

Cost: $12-13

Info: Prepare to get spooked… for a good cause. That’s right, the Haunted Labyrinth supports the Rejoice in Hope Youth Center, and it’s run entirely by volunteers. It’s scary how wonderful this non-profit is in enriching the lives of young people. 

4) The Lost Museum 

Where: Salem, MA | 15.3 miles from Boston

When: Starting Sep. 30; Open in Oct. Mon-Sun, 10am-5:45pm

Cost:  $15-18

Info: Heading to Salem is scary enough. But entering The Lost Museum is downright horrifying. At this old abandoned museum, ghosts and monsters are hiding in the shadows. This experience is part haunted house… and part escape room. Good luck. 

5) Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery  

Where: Salem, MA | 15.2 miles from Boston

When: Starting Sep. 21; Mon-Sun, 10am-6pm, Fri-Sun in Nov and Dec

Cost: $8-$15

Info: At Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery, prepare to see the spookiest of the spookiest up close and personal. At this museum experience, you can roam gallery halls of over 60 Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies, Demons, and more. 

6) Screeemfest  

Where: Salem, NH | 34 miles from Boston

When: Starting Sep. 23; Fri-Sun, Hours vary

Cost: $36-64

Info: Prepare to howl and screech at Screeemfest this year. With 5 haunted houses, spooky games, live shows, and more, you’re guaranteed to shriek in fear. 

7) 13th World Haunted House  

Where: Cumberland, RI | 39.2 miles from Boston

When: Starting Sep. 30; Fri-Sun, 6:30-10pm

Cost: $25-40

Info: Some of the most blood-curdling screams are heard from the outdoor grounds of 13th World Haunted House. Arrive at dusk for a truly terrifying time. 

8) 13th World Fright Park

Where: Palmer, MA | 75.2 miles from Boston

When: Starting Sep. 30; Fri-Sun, Hours vary 

Cost: $30-50

Info: 13TH World Fright Park brings a brand new haunted event experience to Massachusetts! Featuring three terrifying haunted attractions, a killer midway, and more! 

9) Barrett’s Haunted Mansion

Where: Abington, MA | 18.4 miles from Boston

When: Starting Sep. 22; Fri-Sun, 7-10:30/11pm; Open select Wed, Thu, and Mon

Cost: $20-40

Info: After 31 years of fear, Barrett’s Haunted Mansion is back and scarier than ever. Here, you can run from the Coulrosapiens, terrifying creatures that survived a Nitrogen Oxide leak. After all that racing away, you’ll work up an appetite to enjoy their Bite and Fright dinner. 

10) Fear Town

Where: Seekonk, MA | 56.4 miles from Boston

When: Starting Sep. 22; Fri-Sat, 7-11pm; Sun, Hours vary, Thurs Oct. 26

Cost:  $25-35

Info: Take a trip to Fear Town– only the brave can make it through. You can enjoy over 45 minutes of pure fear and three haunted houses on the property. 

11) Witch’s Woods Haunted Hayride and Halloween Screampark  

Where: Westford, MA | 28.6 miles from Boston

When: Starting Sep. 29; Fri-Sun, 6:30-10:30pm

Cost: $35-48

Info: The Blair Witch project is a fairytale in comparison to Witch’s Woods. There are 6 haunted attractions on the property, including a spine-tingling haunted hayride. Also, don’t miss out on the sinister Vampire Passage or the Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree. 

12) Spooky World

Where: Litchfield, NH | 50.8 miles from Boston

When: Starting Sep. 22, Fri-Sat, 7-11pm; Select Sun, 6:30-10:00pm, Select Mon, Tue & Thu

Cost: $55.52-80.53

Info: Step into a whole new world of Spooky. This haunted realm covers over 80 acres. You’ll have a ghoulish good time exploring 5 haunted attractions, including the Haunted Hayride and Asylum; zombie paintball; a beer and wine garden; and fire pits to warm up after the chill.

13) The Dark Manor  

Where: Baltic, CT | 93.9 miles from Boston

When: Starting Sep. 29; Fri-Sun, 6:30-11pm, Open select Wed & Thu

Cost: $22-35

Info: Enter at your own risk. The Dark Manor houses tormented beasts, ghastly entities, and terrifying creatures from the depths of your nightmares. If you aren’t driven mad within The Manor, then you’ll go crazy in the Graveyard and labyrinth of The Catacombs.

14) Chambers of Terror  

Where: Salem, MA | 16.5 miles from Boston

When: Starting Sep. 14, Mon-Sun, 11:30am-10:00pm

Cost: $10-20

Info: In the Chambers of Terror, it’s Halloween all year long. Enter the darkness and walk through a world of nightmare— filled with demons, ghouls, psychos, and creatures of the night. 

15) Factory of Terror

Where: Fall River, MA | 51.5 miles from Boston

When: Starting Sep. 22, Fri-Sun, hours vary; Open select Wed, Thu, and Mon

Cost: $20-30

Info: A new entity has taken over the Factory of Terror. In this indoor factory setting, you’ll be petrified. But you’ve got to fight the fright… otherwise you may never make it out.

16) Six Flags Fright Fest

Where: Agawam, MA | 96 miles from Boston

When: Starting Sep. 23; Fri-Sun, Hours vary 

Cost: $45-69

Info: This year, you’ll scream louder than ever before at Six Flag’s Fright Fest. Enjoy a supernatural world of scare zones, night coasters, haunted houses, and more. 

17) Witch Mansion Salem  

Where: Salem, MA | 16.6 miles from Boston

When: Starting Oct.1; Mon-Sun, 12pm-9pm

Cost: $10-13

Info: Prepare to be bewitched at Witch Mansion Salem. In this mystical mansion, you might just get hexed before escaping. Bring on the banshees! Open everyday in October.

18) The Salem Wax Museum Haunted Neighborhood

Where: Salem, MA | 18.3 miles from Boston

When: Starting Oct.1; Mon-Sun, 10am-10pm

Cost: $10-12

Info: Step back in time at The Salem Wax Museum’s Haunted Neighborhood. Revisit gothic horror at Dr. Frankenstein’s castle and dungeon, or wander through the Haunted Witch Village to see ghouls and goblins. 


Flash Light Nights at The Apple Place Corn Maze

Where: East Longmeadow, MA | 87.9 miles from Boston

When: Oct.7 and Oct.21, 6-8pm

Cost: $10-15

Info: All you’ll have is a flashlight and the glow of the moon to navigate your way out of this winding corn maze. Make sure to bring your own flashlight and enjoy an eerie October night under the stars. 

Haunted Nights at Hicks Family Farm Corn Maze

Where: Charlemont, MA | 139.2 miles from Boston

When: Starting Oct. 14; Fri-Sat, 7-9pm

Info: Do you do well under pressure? Test your escape skills by trying to navigate the Hicks Family Farm Corn Maze– with terrors at every turn. Starting on Oct. 9, you can check out these Haunted Nights– and meet the creatures that lurk within the cornfields

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The 7 Best Haunted Attractions in Massachusetts!

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It’s that spooky time of year. Halloween is approaching, and with that comes a wealth of activities to scare the daylights out of those who participate. Haunted houses are popular year after year—and it’s not just children who enjoy them. Adults flock to the scariest haunted attractions they can find. These 7 options in Massachusetts should fit the bill. 

Hysteria at Connors Farm, Danvers, MA

What’s even better than a haunted house? How about an entire farm that’s haunted? That’s what visitors will find when they enter Hysteria at Connors Farm. In addition to the haunted farm, check out the flashlight maze. Prepare to be scared there, too!

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Monique Jirkowski Guioti (@monieualife) on Oct 31, 2017 at 8:24am PDT

13 Nights at Jiminy, Hancock, MA

Dubbed a “haunted holdout,” the Scare & Scream Package at 13 Nights at Jiminy will fill you with enough frights for the entire season. Enjoy the Haunted Giant Swing Ride and the Haunted Soaring Eagle Zipline. Check out their Scare & Stay package and spend the night.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by 13 Nights at Jiminy (@13nightsatjiminy) on Aug 6, 2016 at 8:00pm PDT

Barrett’s Haunted Mansion, Abington, MA

Barrett’s Haunted Mansion is a downright terrifying haunt. Experience Unhinged, the Sanctuary, and more fright-filled fun. Their Darkness Unleashed and Devils Night events are 16+ but normally, it's all ages.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Barrett's Haunted Mansion (@bhmansion) on Sep 4, 2018 at 12:05pm PDT

The 7-1-5 Haunted House, Canton, MA

For a haunted house that gets better and better each year, visit the 7-1-5 Haunted House. With actors who never break character and border on the truly ghastly, those who love to be scared will love it here.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by The 7-1-5 Haunted House (@the715hauntedhouse) on Aug 8, 2015 at 9:21am PDT

Witch’s Woods, Westford, MA

For a truly haunted hayride and scream park activities, visit Witch’s Woods. Definitely beware of things that “go bump in the night.” Not recommended for younger kids.

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Fear Town Haunted House, Seekonk, MA

Located at the Seekonk Speedway, the Fear Town Haunted House is a huge outdoor attraction. You’ll follow a trail that takes you through rundown buildings, while being barraged by spooky characters ready to take your breath away.

A post shared by Fear Town Haunted House (@feartown) on Aug 7, 2018 at 8:49am PDT

Fright Fest, Agawam, MA

Taking place at Six Flags New England, Fright Fest features zombies and ghouls throughout the park. In addition, you can visit several haunted houses and “scare zones” also located on the premises.

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First Parish Haunted House

First Parish Haunted House

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The Haunting of Barrett Park

The Haunting of Barrett Park

Nightmare On Brooks Street

Nightmare On Brooks Street

Fear Town Haunted House

Fear Town Haunted House

Berwick's Hunted House

Berwick's Hunted House

Ghost Ship Harbor

Ghost Ship Harbor

Almeida's Presents: The Bloodfields

Almeida's Presents: The Bloodfields

Barrett's Haunted Mansion

Barrett's Haunted Mansion

Ghoulie Manor Haunted House

Ghoulie Manor Haunted House

Asylum of Horror

Asylum of Horror

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The Factory of Terror

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Salem Hollowed Harvest

Salem Hollowed Harvest

Gallows Hill

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Looking to plan a day of haunt-filled fun this fall? Make sure to check out's Calendar of Halloween Events to find the best Fall Festivities and terrifying Haunts each and every day this September through November. Whether you're planning a last minute outing with friends, or you are putting together a day filled with family fun, make sure to utilize's Halloween Events Calendar to get the most out of the season this autumn! Click on a day to see all events for that day.

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Tyngsboro, MA 978-649-3854

Pumpkin Picking: We grow over 15 acres of pumpkins in all sizes and shapes from mini-pumpkins to pumpkins topping the scales at over 40 pounds. Those 15 acres produce over 40,000 pumpkins! Enjoy the crisp fall air and warm sunshine while picking... Read More

Salem, MA 978-740-1876

Spellbound Tours is Salem’s original and best paranormal tour. Spellbound Tours’ Voodoo, Vampires, and Ghosts Tour is a trip through the dark side of Salem’s sinister past, including visits to actual locations from the infamous witch trials. Visit... Read More

haunted houses near massachusetts

Halifax, MA 781-293-6792

Nessralla Farm offers a challenging corn maze each year and we also run it at night as well! Bring your flash lights! Attractions: Mini Mazes for Kids Pumpkin Face Painting Bouncy Houses Hay Rides Come on by and see what we're... Read More

Blackstone, MA (508) 883-9220

Have some laughs and good old-fashioned fun at Wojcik’s Farm. Our Corn Maze, along with the tractor-driven wagon ride, is fun for all. If you plan on staying awhile, our Snack Shack keeps you from going hungry. Wagon Rides Take advantage of... Read More

Northboro, MA (508) 393-6406

It feels like fall in Massachusetts again! Visit Tougas Family Farm for a perfect day of Apple and Pumpkin Picking! Our barnyard, playground, hayrides, and farm kitchen are family friendly activities all will enjoy. After apple picking, come visit... Read More

Great Barrington, MA 413-528-1515

Taft Farms is a family farm located in Great Barrington, the heart of Berkshire County Massachusetts. Taft's grows hundreds of different varieties of vegetables, many heirlooms and ethnic varieties too! Pumpkins Gourds and More: We have over 30... Read More

Bolton, MA 978-779-2898

Take a hayride through the orchard to our expansive gardens where you can Pick-Your-Own pumpkin. With more than five acres of pumpkins boasting 20 different varieties, you are certain to find your perfect pumpkin to carve!... Read More

Salem, MA 978-745-0666

Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour is Salem's most respected, recommended & supernatural tour. Accompany us on Salem's Original ghostly tour and experience why our highly acclaimed lantern lit stroll has been a "Witch City" institution since 1997.... Read More

Framingham, MA 508-655-5022

The fall is ripe with pumpkins, squash, mums and corn stalks. Come on down and check out the farm, be a LOCALvore, and help support local agriculture because when its picked fresh, it tastes best!... Read More

East Falmouth, MA 508-563-2560

Choose a pumpkin at the store, OR venture ONTO the farm with a day pass and see the animals and choose a pumpkin in the field and go for a hayride and maybe pick some carrots or other produce and pay by the pound. --Either way you buy a pumpkin,... Read More

South Natick, MA 508-653-0653

Fall U-Pick Season: Picking your own fruit is a tradition at historic Belkin Family Lookout Farm and by early September, we’re in full swing with Asian pears, 11 varieties of apples, and over 25,000 pumpkins. Bring the kids to see our farm... Read More

Southampton, MA 413-527-6888

Fletcher Family Farm Fall activities include: Picking pumpkins right off the vine Tractor drawn hayrides Visiting and learning about baby animals Petting zoo Enjoying snacks or lunches in the picnic area Play time on the round hay... Read More

Salem, MA 978-239-9145

Evening Ghostly Tour: Our evening tour is a ghostly experience not to be missed! We travel to some of the most haunted sites in America and tell you the bone-chilling stories behind each haunting! We cover the most ground of any ghost tour... Read More

Sterling, MA 978-365-9710

Pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, tractor-pulled hay rides. Pumpkin Ice Cream is HERE! Everyone Loves Rota Spring Farm Ice Cream and our Fresh Vegetables and Fruits in our Farm Store. When life becomes... Read More

Lunenburg, MA 978-582-6246

Lanni Orchards is a destination where you and your family & friends can go to spend quality time together and pick the freshest seasonal fruits available. Pick Your Own Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Apples, Pears and Pumpkins... Read More

Bradford, MA 978-374-4424

Fall is a wonderful and beautiful time of the year on our farm. We grow all our own pumpkins, gourds, hay bales and corn stalks. We have a wide varieties to pick from. We have both orange and white pumpkins. Whether your perfect pumpkin is tall... Read More

Stow, MA 978-897-2699

Applefield Farm is a family owned & locally grown fresh produce and garden center. The fam stocks fall decorations, PYO pumpkins with different size varieties to choose from. We'll see you at the farm! We have some products that you can pick your... Read More

Tyngsboro, MA 978-649-7629

In the fall we offer pick your own tomatoes and pumpkins, hayrides, and a cornfield treasure hunt. We also raise 25 acres of quality hay and straw bales.... Read More

Berlin, MA 978-838-2400

Berlin Orchards is a family run apple and pear orchard located in Berlin, MA. Fall Activities: Pick Your Own Pumpkins Pony Rides Pumpkin Painting Visit Barnyard Animals Hay Wagon Ride: Haywagon rides will take pickers into and out of the... Read More

East Longmeadow, MA 413-525-8588

Meadowbrook Farm opens early spring with a wide variety of bedding plants, perennials, nursery stock, vegetable plants, and a huge selection of hanging baskets. June brings PYO and pre-picked strawberries. From July-September find our... Read More

Stow, MA 978-562-5666

Picking apples, great food, relaxing hayrides, getting lost in our hedge maze and picking pumpkins is just some of the fun to enjoy during your outing at Honey Pot Hill Orchards. Fun Activities: The Big Green Monster Hedge Maze: It's Big,... Read More

Salem, MA 978-825-1300

Witch Mansion is Salem's scariest haunted attraction! Built by a professional haunted house design firm, this eerie adventure is guaranteed to give you Chills and Thrills. Along with high-tech animations and creepy ghost illusions in 4D! You... Read More

Canton, MA 781-828-0111

In Fall, we invite you to visit us at the farm to pick out your perfect pumpkin! Sip hot cider, breathe the fresh air, enjoy a great farm tradition with your family... ...AND DON’T FORGET THE DONUTS! Don't worry about getting lost in this... Read More

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Fall River, MA 774-415-0153

Factory of Terror is New England’s premier haunted house. When you visit us, be prepared to be scared out of your mind! A well-known haunted attraction in the Boston area, The Factory of Terror lures fear seekers from all over New England, including... Read More

Westfield, MA (413) 562 - 4643

FARM TOURS Did you ever wonder how the farm crops are grown? Would you like to have your class, club, or friends go on a farm tour? All farm tours are by reservation so please call and schedule your farm tour during the year to see the most... Read More

Bolton, MA 978-779-6293

Begin festival day at Schartner Farms where you can buy tickets to explore their fabulous corn maze, plus optional beer and wine tastings throughout your adventure and the awesome live music! Also, available for purchase: hayrides, pumpkins, apples,... Read More

Ipswich, MA 978-471-9203

Corn Maze: Explore the 'trails' cut through thousands of living cornstalks in our 8-acre life-size maze. Our Corn Maze is not your typical Corn Maze; it is both educational and interactive. There are over 18 stations strategically placed... Read More

Stow, MA 978-897-9287

Pick your own pumpkins all shapes and sizes. Also don't miss our great Pumpkins in the tractor patch near the apple shop. Other attractions include Hayrides and Kids Activities such Barnyard (Moon) Bounce, Pedal Tractors, Tot Hay Mountain, Mini Hay... Read More

Peabody, MA 978-531-7456

Brooksby Farm's various Fall activities include: Pick Your Own Pumpkin Field Trips Feed our Barnyard Animals Visit us during fall for uou pick apples, Abundant farm store goods, Fall birthday parties, pumpkin yard and various Fall... Read More

Salem, MA 978-741-0002

There is a place in Salem where sunlight cannot reach. A place where it is Halloween all year long. A place where you journey into the realm of darkness and scream in delight! We are Salem's Nightmares. And we are bringing scary back. Chambers... Read More

Plympton, MA 781-585-1522

Corn Mazes and Games, Pumpkin Patch, Jumping Pillows, Pig Races Show, Haywagon Ride, Rat Rollers, Cow Train Rides, Barnyard Ball Zone, Duck Races, Tug O' War, Corn Hole Games, Corn Box, Grain Train Ride, Corn Cannons, Pumpkin Blasters, Face... Read More

Swansea, MA (508) 673-5721

Hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze. Pumpkin and Apple Pie Ice Cream are back, our Yummy Annual Hot Apple Pie Sundaes and Pumpkin Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches will start in Oct AND Fall Fun on the Farm is on it's way!... Read More

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Salem, MA 844-757-5657

Salem Ghosts Welcome to Salem Ghosts, the #1 rated ghost tour that beckons you to explore the hallowed streets of Witch City, where terrifying hauntings and real-life ghosts await your company. Join us for an unforgettable night as we finally... Read More

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Seekonk, MA 508-296-0661

Fear Town Haunted House is a massive outdoor haunted attraction that is unlike anything you have ever experienced. Located deep in the woods at Seekonk Speedway, Fear Town will take you on a terrifying journey in and out of the run-down buildings... Read More

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Shelton, CT 203-944-9090

Haunted Hayride Celebrating 21 Years! Experience one of the most unique haunted traditions in New England. Board our tractor pulled hay wagons into our fields and forest of fear for thirty minutes of spine chilling fun. You may try and huddle... Read More

Whitinsville, MA 508-234-2022

The Fall Festival & Corn Maze at West End Creamery is a great place to spend time with loved ones. Enjoy time together, laughing, exploring, and learning. Our attractions are designed for families and friends to play together! We charge one general... Read More

Franklin, MA 508-533-8737

U-pick apples and hayrides, fresh vegetables, strawberries, peaches and other tree fruit, free range eggs and greenhouses full of beautiful flowers. We grow a majority of our crops hydroponically and we provide you with an opportunity to own your... Read More

Harvard, MA 978-456-8363

It is a perfect fall season…pull out your comfy sweaters and flannel shirts and come visit us at The WO! Our wagon ride to our PYO pumpkin patch w/ lots of fun! With handicap access and something for everyone, we invite you and your family to come... Read More

Hancock, MA 413-738-5915

Take a free hayride on the “Giant Pumpkin” wagon, or in the “Haunted House” to the Pumpkin Patch. Pick out your favorite pumpkin and the most colorful Indian Corn, or Visit our farm stand for a cornucopia of pre-picked pumpkins and other Fall... Read More

Tewksbury, MA (978) 657-5906

Let our annual Pumpkin Festival become your annual Pumpkin Festival! Come and pick your own Pumpkins! We also have a large selection of other autumn decor such as Cornstalks, Straw, Gourds and Apples. Come and plan to spend the day with us.... Read More

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Cranston, RI 401-943-8686

Haunted Labyrinth is celebrating 36 years of being the longest running haunted house in New England. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of our youth. Our haunted house is run entirely by adult and youth volunteers. It... Read More

Holyoke, MA NA

Have you ever wanted to star in a Horror Movie? The Number 1 Haunted Attraction in Massachusetts on in 2018, DementedFX features 20,000 square feet of GIANT MONSTERS, HOLLYWOOD QUALITY SETS and PROPS, surrounded by HAIR RAISING... Read More

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Cumberland, RI 508-298-8653

13TH World returns to Cumberland RI for there 20 yr of scaring with there Haunted Attraction. This will be a special season unlike any other. This Show will push the boundries of fear!!! 13TH Work will also bring a new experience to Palmer, MA... Read More

Littleton, MA 978-486-4141

Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch and spend as much time as you need looking for that perfect pumpkin. The Pickard Farm Providing quality Horse Hay, Construction Hay, Seasoned Firewood, and the best PYO pumpkin patch around. During Fall Season,... Read More

Salem, MA 978-825-0222

Gallows Hill is Salem’s top rated attraction, exploring the Salem witch trials and more. Filled with history, lore and special effects, The Gallows Hill main show is the perfect stop for the Salem visitor. The Gallows Hill Main Show: Using... Read More

Hancock, MA 413-738-5500

13 Nights: Experience the terror as you descend into the depths of Jiminy’s past as a haunted hold out. This season tour the local prison of the Jericho Valley where you never know what will be lurking around the corner – you’ll pray for... Read More

Salem, MA 978-740-2929

Halloween in Salem, Ma starts at The Haunted Neighborhood! Seven attractions are open in October at the Salem Wax Museum's Haunted Neighborhood. Salem Wax Museum of Witches and Seafarers: An open gallery style wax museum, which features 50... Read More

Lancaster, MA 978-365-4331

George Hill Orchards is a family farm located in a beautiful and historic setting you can pick your own Blueberries, Peaches, Nectarines, Pumpkins and Apples. Pumpkin varieties include Field Pumpkins, Sugar Pumpkins, and Gourds. Hayride to pick... Read More

Leicester, MA (508) 892-9201

In the fall we have our annual Pumpkin Festival. Families can come spend a day outside and enjoy the beautiful fall weather. There is no admission fee, the only cost is the pumpkin you pick out on the hay ride! Activities include: Free Hay Rides-... Read More

East Bridgewater, MA 508-378-2270

Pumpkins: Pumpkins are available already picked at the store or you can pick your own. Pick your own is available on weekends only in October. You must take a hayride to the pick your own field. Harvest Hoedown Columbus Day Weekend: Great... Read More

Acushnet, MA 508-763-2622

Fall is the time for PYO apples, PYO pumpkins and cider one of the greatest New England family traditions. We would be pleased to be a part of your traditions and memories! . Join us for some family fun, hayrides,fresh baked goodies and private... Read More

Sterling, MA 978-422-6666

Davis Farmland is the ultimate Children’s Discovery Farm featuring animal interactions with over 100 breeds - including North America's largest sanctuary of endangered farm animals, pretend and nature-based play, a water spray park, hay and pony... Read More

Seekonk, MA (508) 336-5587

During fall season we have PYO pumpkins and Pumpkin ride. Again, the tractor will take you out to the field, drop you off at the start of a small corn maize, and pick you up after you have selected a pumpkin.... Read More

West Newbury, MA 978-363-2170

Pick Your Own: Come explore our beautiful 150-acre scenic orchard & farm. Pack a snack or lunch and enjoy a relaxing time in the farm's peaceful setting at one of our picnic areas. Tractor drawn hayrides are available during the Pick-Your-Own... Read More

Amesbury, MA 978-388-5525

Cider Hill Farm is a family owned pick your own orchard dedicated to diversity, IPM, renewable energy, and sharing the love. Fall activities include: Pick Your Own Pumpkins, Mums, and Apples. Hay ride to Pumpkin patch Arbor maze and Hay... Read More

Harvard, MA 978-456-3916

Carlson Orchards is a 120 acre working farm run by the second generation of Carlsons in Harvard, Massachusetts. We welcome all sorts of folks out to the country throughout the year to pick a variety of fruit crops. Our home orchard is 50 acres... Read More

Sterling, MA 978-422-6442

Clearview Farm offers five products you can pick: apples, peaches, blueberries, pumpkins, and raspberries. October turns orange with the foliage and the pumpkin patch giving birth to all sizes and types of pumpkins: Cinderella, heirloom, Baby... Read More

Dighton, MA 508-669-6988

Araujo's are growers of quality hanging baskets, herbs, geraniums, perennials, bedding plants, mums, pumpkins, and poinsettias. We strive to bring you the best combinations for every season. Our horse drawn hayrides in the fall have become tradition... Read More

Danvers, MA (978) 774-0550

Our most colorful season is fall with mums, pumpkins, squashes, pansies, cornstalks, and other autumn decorative crops. We are proud here at Clark Farm to be one of the farms trying to perpetuate some long lost heirloom varieties of winter squash,... Read More

Monson, MA 413-267-3303

At Echo Hill Orchards and Winery you can seasonally pick your own apples and pumpkins and have a scenic tractor ride up Flynt Mountain on the weekends during September and October. Pumpkins are generally ready by mid September to early October.... Read More

Sherborn, MA 508-653-2639

Located in Boston's Metro West area, we are honored to be a Massachusetts Century Farm with our 200-year history of family production in Apples, Vegetables, Greenhouse Crops, Flowers, Christmas Trees and Pumpkins. Fall Activities: Pick Your... Read More

Stow, MA 978-897-6117

Carver Hill is a family run orchard located in the heart of apple country. Carver Hill is the perfect environment for creating those priceless memories with family and friends that you'll remember for years to come! Attractions: Pumpkin... Read More

Scituate, MA 781-545-6502

With live music, hay rides, a corn maze, and a farmer's market there is great fun to be had by all. The main event features giant candy-filled pumpkins dropped from two cranes while the kids gather all the candy they can while it lasts. This event... Read More

Westford, MA 978-807-0719

During Fall, Drew Farm have a large supply of pumpkins to choose from for the perfect jack-o-lantern. We have a pumpkin patch that the kids can wander through to pick that very special pumpkin. The patch makes a great backdrop for family... Read More

North Andover, MA 978-681-8556

Boston Hill Farm is a 13th generation farm offering a wide variety of pick-your-own seasonal fruits. We offer Pumpkin picking from mid September to the end of October. ... Read More

Cohasset, MA (781) 383-0345

Volunteers from Appalachia Service Project in Cohasset helped unload approximately 3500 pumpkins from an 18 wheeler to form a shape at Wheelwright Park. It took the forty volunteers about three hours to form the patch. This is ASP's largest... Read More

Barre, MA (978) 355-4940

Celebrate the fall season with us! Fun For Everyone! Field-to-Flame BBQ--Hay Rides--Free Samples--Live Music--Pumpkin Catapulting--Cider Pressing. PUMPKIN CATAPULTING watch our famous pumpkin launcher throw 300+ ft through the air! All procees... Read More

Sandisfield, MA 413.258.4761

We are open for fall season. We currently have Macintosh, Cortland, Macoun, and Gala apples available for PYO and Pumpkins too. We have Honeycrisp apples, cider, doughnuts, and more available in the store.... Read More

Haverhill, MA 978-994-4315

Pumpkin Festival during Fall Season with lots of attractions Hay Rides, Pony Rides, Corn Maze, Giant Pumpkin Patch, Hay Castle, Huanted Toddler Castle, Farm Animal Display, Face Painting, Tractor Display, and more!... Read More

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Bedford, MA 781-275-7994

First Parish Haunted House will be back in 2023. This Haunted House fills the three floors of the 205 year old historic First Parish Unitarian Universalist church on the town common, 75 The Great road Bedford MA. Its coming BACK for you Friday... Read More

Charlemont, MA 413-404-5727

Haunted Maze Friday and Saturday Nights in October. Find your way through the haunted path with the ghouls, frights and set ups!... Read More

Northampton, MA 413-834-0386

Discover Halloween as you've never done before. Experience an innovative attraction with 11 fully automated sets, hand crafted props, unique character animatronics, and two different endings to choose from. Because you’re not just watching the... Read More

Acushnet, MA (774) 202-1027

Silverbrook Farm heralds the arrival of autumn with two packed months of fall-themed family attractions included with admission. Parents and progeny crunch leaves underfoot as they hone their ability to navigate through carbs in the corn maze or... Read More

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Boston, MA 844-757-5657

Boston Ghosts: Embark on a historical journey through the heart of Boston's dark and chilling past with Boston Ghosts. Join us to uncover the shocking truth behind Beantown's gruesome history on a bone-chilling tour like no other. Book your... Read More

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Hopkinton, MA 508-435-9222

Welcome to Deadwoodville, our little hidden town deep in the woods of Hopkinton. Deadwoodville prides itself as a creepy, ominous, and scary community with gruesome oddities. During your tour of our ghastly town you will meet our unwelcoming... Read More

Salem, MA 978-666-0765

Join Christian Day, Brian Cain, and the Witches of Salem with guests Dragon Ritual Drummers for a night of magic, music, and powerful rituals at Salem's most magical Halloween party! Join us as in days of old when fires burned on every hilltop and... Read More

Salem, MA 978-578-9238

Downtown Smugglers' Tour: Salem Smugglers' Tour is one of the best things to do in Salem and also one of the city's best Salem attractions. All of the tours in Salem talk about the tunnels, but we are the original tour based on the book Salem... Read More

Ayer, MA 978-273-7541

FINAL YEAR! After 14 years of creating an elaborate, immersive garage haunt, the Third Degree of Terror is opening for the final time this year, October 28, 29 and 31, 2023. Come and experience this actor-driven mini haunted house for the last... Read More

Salem, MA 978-744-4080

If you have not been to the Halloween Ball at the Hawthorne, you have not really experienced Halloween. A tradition for over 20 years, this party sells out every year and is the “place to be” in Salem. The Hawthorne Hotel’s annual Halloween... Read More

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