GREATER BOSTON NORTH OF BOSTON SOUTH OF BOSTON CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS

Check out this great list of haunted attractions.

COASTAL

Haunted Lighthouses

GREATER BOSTON

Boston Ghosts – Four new ways to enjoy Halloween in Boston.

Hanson’s Haunted Hayride – Friday and Saturday nights in October Hanson’s Haunted Farm, Framingham. Over 100 volunteers come out to thrill and scare you in an exciting hayride through our farm. We do group rates and discounts.

Pumpkinrichment Days – October 24-25. Franklin Park  & Stone Zoos – It’s all about fall! You’re gourdially invited to get into the fall spirit at Zoo New England! Visit your favorite friends at Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo as they receive “pumpkenrichment!” Environmental enrichment encourages animals to use their natural abilities and behaviors to interact with their environment, and pumpkins are an excellent (and delicious) enrichment treat this time of year.

Ghosts and Gravestones Tours of Boston – Through October. Come hear Boston’s real history – the stories you won’t hear before the sun goes down. What do you get when you combine a cursed privateer, a pyromaniac circus ringleader, a demon spat out of the pits of Hades, a homicidal opera diva, and a deranged nanny? An experience unlike anything else in Boston! Those are just a few of our guides who will drag you kicking and screaming through Boston’s sordid past. Never was there a more treacherous lot of characters – each one dying to tell you tales of Boston’s dead in their own unusual way. There are so many of us that each time you take our tour, you’ll have a startling new experience. So join us again and again! You will never know with whom you will be trapped. – 80 Dorchester Avenue, South Boston

Haunted Boston Ghost Tours –  Step through the shadows and discover the chilling and ghastly tales of murder, revenge, lust, and heartache… The best way to see Historic Boston is by foot. This 90-minute walking tour takes you through the historic and haunted streets in search of the countless ghosts rumored to haunt the city. Daily Central Burying Ground Boston

Frightful Friday Ghost Stories and Tour at The Gore Mansion – Gore Place 52 Gore Street Waltham. Guides lead visitors through the 1806 Governor Gore mansion where they hear stories from New England and beyond–A great way to celebrate the Halloween season and enjoy this beautiful historic house! $15, $10 members and children ages 5-12.

Beacon Hill With a Boo! – October 31. Boston By Foot, Inc. 77 North Washington Street Boston. Beacon Hill With a BOO! is the Halloween walking tour of Beacon Hill featuring the murders, executions, ghosts and politicians of this seemingly quaint neighborhood.

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NORTH OF BOSTON

Haunted Happenings – In order to protect the health and well-being of residents, employees, and visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Salem is implementing additional public safety protocols for the weekends of October 23rd to October 25th and October 30th to November 1st. In addition to all Salem Haunted Happenings events being cancelled, which was announced in August, businesses are being asked to close early on October 23rd and October 24th. A Board of Health and Executive Order requiring early closures of businesses is anticipated for October 30th and October 31st. Visitors who are planning to come to Salem that weekend should postpone their visit to Salem.

Salem Witch Museum – 19 ½ Washington Square North, Salem The Salem Witch Museum presents one of the most tragic and enduring events in American history… THE WITCH HYSTERIA of 1692. Interest in what happened 300 years ago remains high and in fact keeps growing. Their exhibit: Witches: Evolving Perceptions traces the myths of this mysterious religion. From midwives and healers to witch hunts and Wiccans… Do you believe in witches? Don’t answer until you see Salem’s Most Visited Museum.

Witch’s Woods – Opens September 27.  Nashoba Valley Ski Area, Westford, Greater Merrimack Valley’s original Halloween Screampark. Climb aboard Witch’s Woods most popular attraction, the Haunted Hayride, and visit the Keeper’s Crypt, Castle Morbid and Nightmare Mansion.

North Shore Eerie Events – Throughout October

Corn Maize & Haunted Attractions – Connors Farm, Danvers – Our Annual Corn Maze, Haunted Cornfield and Woods, and Zombie Safari Paintball Return for Another Season! A Great Way to Spend an Autumn Day or Night! Come for Family Fun! The Corn Maze is 7 acres of fun to explore! Try the interactive activities – some to provide clues, some just for fun. This year’s theme is ‘It’s the Great Corn Maze, Charlie Brown!’ Experience the feel of the country only minutes from your home. With over 50 daytime attractions, there is something for all ages.

Salem Horrorfest – Acclaimed suspense director John Carpenter once said, “Horror is a reaction, not a genre.” Salem Horror Fest is the ultimate tribute to everybody’s favorite reaction, with a stellar slate of cinematic horror classics for your edge-of-the-seat entertainment. From slashers to specters, creepers to creature features, Salem Horror Fest at Cinema Salem is a silver screen smorgasbord of scares — just in time for Halloween!

HausWitch Home + Healing
The Salem store and lifestyle brand is translating the Salem experience for people who can’t make it this year. As they say, they have been “working on putting October Salem in a box.” The store is hosting virtual digital workshops that include Virtual Tarot Salons and Virtual Libra New Moon Circle.

Historic Salem, Inc. Historic Salem has added a new feature this year. The organization is hosting a virtual tour of historic houses decorated for Halloween. Borah Brewington Snaggletooth the 13th is the host and virtual tour guide.

Howl-o-Ween
The 6th annual Howl-o-ween Pet Parade and Costume Contest will take place virtually this year. Submissions must be received by October 15 and voting will occur October 16 through October 22, awards announced on Friday, October 23.

The House of Seven Gables
The House of the Seven Gables’ virtual package allows visitors to explore the historic property from the comfort and safety of home. The package includes a 15-minute guided tour through the famed mansion and a link for a brand-new 3D experience that will allow visitors to explore the Turner-Ingersoll mansion like never before. The experience costs $10 (free for members of the Gables), which allows the organization to continue to be a welcoming, thriving historic site.

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SOUTH OF BOSTON

Factory of Terror – 33 Pearl St., Fall River
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 Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire.

Winslow Farm – Open Fri/Sat nights 6-8pm and Sat/Sun days 12-4pm.  Kid-friendly haunted trails, warm fire to sit by, animals to visit with during the daytime hours, refreshments, and pumpkin painting. Admission is $10 adults, $5 children, under 2 is free.

Dead of Night Ghost Tours
Walking tour
Water St., Plymouth

Plymouth Night Tours
Walking Tour
Main St., Plymouth

Buriel Hill Tours
School St., Plymouth

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CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS

Cape Cod Mass Paranormal Adventures: https://www.massparanormal.com/photo-evidence

Cape Cod’s Haunted & History Tour: https://www.facebook.com/CapeCodsHauntedHistoryTourCo/

Inquirer Mirror Halloween Parade Goes Virtual (video) The Inquirer and Mirror (I&M) will hold an online costume contest this year instead of its popular Main Street Halloween parade, due to concerns it would be essentially impossible to hold the event in a responsible, socially-distanced way. The I&M is asking readers to submit their favorite photos of themselves in costume in three categories: Best Family or Group Themed Costume, Best Kids’ Costume and Best Pet Costume. This virtual event expands the opportunity and allows off-island readers and their families to participate as well. Winners will be announced in the 5 November edition of the I&M. 

White Heron Theater, Nantucket, MA: Ghost Light Series of Haunted Nantucket Lore | 12 Spoken Stories

https://www.whiteherontheatre.org/white-heron-radio-theatre-3/ 

Nantucket Ghost Story narrated by former gravedigger Nathan Barnett | Episode 9 They

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Haunted Martha’s Vineyard Buildings

When your town’s oldest building dates to 1672, you almost expect a supernatural presence around every corner. Martha’s Vineyard’s history, along with its fair share of strange occurrences, makes it a major hub for ghost hunters and local storytellers alike. Whether you’re fully in touch with the spirit world or you’re a little skeptical, these locations make for a fun and spooky Halloween adventure. Happy ghost hunting!

Haunted Buildings in Edgartown

The Vineyard Gazette Building

Though the ghosts haven’t made headlines, some say this beloved island establishment is haunted. According to the Gazette, the building dates to the 1760s — its builder would go on to serve in the Revolutionary War. Rumor has it that the building served as an almshouse more than a century before the newspaper moved in, and that a fight between two men over a lover turned deadly there. If you’re hoping to connect with these spirits, the Gazette offers building tours year-round. For us, seeing the in-house offset press in action is an even bigger highlight.

59 N. Water Street – Former Daggett House Inn

Barely a block from Vineyard Square, the former Daggett House Inn is now a private residence. When it was an inn, this 18th-century building featured a secret room adjacent to the dining area. Those familiar with Martha’s Vineyard ghosts say you can still feel the presence of two brothers and their dog even walking by.

The Vincent House

The island’s oldest residence is owned by the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust, whose mission to preserve historic properties doubles as a pretty solid perk for local ghosts. The Vincent House is furnished with artifacts from four centuries of island life, making it a fun and interactive stop on your Martha’s Vineyard ghost tour — if you dare.

Oak Bluffs Ghosts

Corbin-Norton House – Ocean Park

This house has burned down twice—first in 1894 then again in 2002—and ghost hunter extraordinaire Holly Nadler says it’s no coincidence. Sisters Julie and Loulou Danzell were behind the well-documented string of 1894 Oak Bluffs arsons, and their spirits still linger on the island. For more of the ghostly details, check out the Gazette’s account of these mysterious events.

Martha’s Vineyard Ghosts in Aquinnah

The Vanderhoop Homestead

Widely considered Martha’s Vineyard’s most-haunted house, the Vanderhoop Homestead is now the Aquinnah Cultural Center. Spirit hunters identify its ghost as a little girl screaming at night, but former residents of the house say they’ve never heard her.

Vineyard Haven

Renear House

The Vineyard Gazette notes that some people have reported hearing doors and windows slam in empty rooms at the Renear house on Church Street in Vineyard Haven, though the house’s owner denies any spiritual presence.


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CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS

Phantoms & Fire – Old Sturbridge Village
Phantoms & Fire brings a new twist to the Halloween season at Old Sturbridge Village (OSV), with a series of haunting outdoor performances and seasonal activities for all ages. Replacing the theatrical “Sleepy Hollow Experience,” which has played at the Village since 2016, Phantoms & Fire offers guests a safe take on the Halloween season, following the restrictions set forth by COVID-19.

Zoo Boo Days – Southwick’s Zoo – Weekends in October
Celebrate Halloween at Southwick’s Zoo with this non-spooky, family friendly event! We’re offering free general admission to kids ages 3-12 in costume, and kids can trick or treat around the zoo. Our animals will even join the fun when we give them pumpkins to eat and play with!

Davis Farmland & Mega Maze – Lots of great events and attractions including the corn maze, zip lining, food, drink and family events.

The SK Pierce Mansion – Gardner
This attraction is not for the faint of heart.  There is a good possibility that you will witness paranormal activity.  The entities in this mansion are extremely advanced and have demonstrated a unique ability to impose their will “physically” on guests.  For this reason, a detailed injury waiver must be signed by each guest prior to experiencing “the SK Haunted Victorian Mansion”.

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WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS

Walking amongst the Shadows with David Raby – Ventfort Hall – October 30 – In this special talk, Raby will tell some of his favorite experiences from investigating Ventfort Hall and other historic locations. The talk will also feature just some of the many audio clips he has captured throughout the years. The talk will encompass locations such as haunted mansions, Revolutionary War and Civil War battlefields, prisons, asylums, hotels and he will include the most powerful stories of people and families he has helped over the past two decades.

13 Nights at Jiminy –  Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort. Descend into the depths of the mountains’ past as a haunted holdout, where Villagers from the Plantation of Jericho lived in terror of disfiguring diseases, deranged creatures and impending doom. Are you scared yet?! (ages 10+) – CANCELLED

Online Ghost Tours at The Mount – Creaking floors, slamming doors, ghostly footsteps… are these tricks of the imagination or something (or someone) else? When Ghost Hunters visited The Mount, Edith Wharton’s beloved country estate in Western Massachusetts in 2009, their findings were inconclusive. Join us on a ghost tour and decide for yourself!

Frightfest at Six Flags New England – Check website for dates. Six Flags New England Agawam.  Check out all Six Flags New England in Agawam has to offer for your Halloween celebrations. Thrills and frills you can’t get enough of. Call (413) 786-9300 ext 3241 for more information and times. CANCELLED

Naumkeag Pumpkin Show – The Incredible Naumkeag Pumpkin Show is BACK! This year with more pumpkins, more fun, and an expanded schedule! Explore our famous gardens as we transform Naumkeag into a celebration of autumn with over 1,500 jack-o-lanterns, hundreds of mums, pumpkins and countless gourds – most of which were grown right here at Naumkeag!

Halloween at the Village – Hancock Shaker Village – October 31 – It’s a day of spooky fun at the Village on Saturday, October 31 from 10 am-4 pm with a costume contest for kids, ghost stories, a scavenger hunt, and free goody bags (while supplies last). All activities are included with admission.

Gravestone Art Tours– October 31
Historic Deerfield

Hicks Family Farm
1255 / 1299 Route 2
Charlemont
Corn Maze open August 31 (Weekends only) 10:00 am -5:00 pm
Flashlight Friday – Friday September 20 – come enjoy the corn maze by moonlight or flashlight!
Haunted Nights Opening October 12 (weekends only) 7:00pm -9:00pm

Mike’s Maze
23-25 South Main Street
Sunderland
https:..facebook.com/mikesmaze
Opens September 7th – November 3  – Saturdays, Sundays & Columbus Day   10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Open Fridays starting September 20 – noon- 5:00 pm

Storrowton Ghost Tours – Do ghosts live at Storrowton? Find out about the paranormal investigations that took place in the Village then take a guided tour of the museum buildings. Ghost Tours are approximately 90 minutes long and are recommended for ages 12 and up. Tour time slots must be picked in advance and have limited capacity due to social distancing guidelines. Photography will be allowed on certain parts of the tour. No video is allowed.

Saturday, October 31, 2020 – Mister G’s Halloween Fiesta at the Academy of Music Theatre in downtown Northampton LINK

Saturday, October 31, 2020 – History Bites: Witch Trials in the Pioneer Valley, Historical Talk by Michael Thurston at the Amherst Historical Society, facilitated by Amherst Media LINK

Legend has it that both The Hoosac Tunnel and Houghton Mansion, North Adams are both haunted!

For more Halloween events, visit our events page.

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