Want to visit a spooky haunted house attraction in Massachusetts this fall? Fortunately, you have plenty of attractions to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a walk-through attraction, a seated live show or a drive-in attraction, you’ll find it on this list.
While Salem has the most haunted house attractions in the state, there are many other attractions in towns all over Massachusetts.
The following is a list of haunted house attractions in Massachusetts, categorized by town:
Barrett’s Haunted Mansion: 12345 Bedford Street, Abington, Mass, www.bhmansion.com. Barrett’s Haunted Mansion is an outdoor and indoor walk-through haunted attraction. Due to Covid-19, it currently offers a drive-through show only.
Fright Fest at Six Flag New England: 1623 Main Street, Salem, Mass, www.sixflags.com/newengland. Fright Fest at Six Flags New England is an outdoor walk-through attraction. Zombies and ghouls take over the amusement park as guests walk through several haunted houses and scare zones in the park. The attraction was listed in Only In Your State’s article on the 7 Most Terrifying Haunted Attractions in Massachusetts.
First Parish Haunted House: 75 Great Road, Bedford, Mass, www.hauntedbedford.org. The First Parish Haunted House is an indoor walk-through haunted house attractions held in a 202-year-old historic Unitarian church. The attraction was the top rated attraction in 2017 on mahauntedhouses.com, was voted the number one top overall attraction in 2018 on mahauntedhouses.com and was voted the top overall attraction in 2019 on mahauntedhouses.com
Hysteria at Connors Farm: 30 Valley Road, Danvers, Mass, www.hysteriadanvers.com. Hysteria at Connors Farm is an outdoor walk-through haunted farm attraction. The attraction features a 30-minute long walk through a haunted forest, a creepy swamp and a historic 17th century burial ground all located on a historic farm. In addition to the haunted attraction, the farm also features a corn maze that made international news in 2011 when a family got lost in the maze and called 911 to be rescued. The farm was listed in Only In Your State’s article on the 7 Most Terrifying Haunted Attractions in Massachusetts and was featured in HauntWorld Magazine.
Alden Haunted House: 105 Alden Street, Duxbury, Mass, www.alden.org. The Alden Haunted House attraction is an indoor and outdoor annual walk-through haunted house held in a historic 17th century house that was once home to Mayflower pilgrims John and Priscilla Alden. The attraction offers haunted tours of the historic Alden House, a haunted maze, trail walk and a scavenger hunt.
13 Nights At Jiminy: 37 Corey Road, Hancock, Mass, www.13nightsatjiminy.com. 13 Nights at Jiminy is a walk-through haunted house attraction at the Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort. The walk through lasts approximately 40 minutes and features a different theme each year.
Ravenwood Haunted Farm: 436 Salem Street, Haverhill, Mass, www.feartheraven.com. Ravenwood Haunted Farm is a walk-through haunted farm attraction on a historic 200-year-old farm. The attraction offers a walking trail and haunted corn maze crawling with scary monsters.
DementedFX: 530 Main Street, Holyoke, Mass, www.dementedfx.com. DementedFX is a walk-through haunted house attraction. It offers two attractions, a haunted house attraction set in a world infested by monsters and ghouls and a 4D horror show set in a zombie wasteland. DementedFX was named the number one haunted attraction in Massachusetts and the scariest haunted attraction in America on scarefactor.com in 2018, was named number one for animatronics by Events Insider Magazine, was listed in Buzzfeed’s article on the 23 Haunted Houses Around the World That’ll Freak You The F*ck Out and was listed in Only In Your State’s article on the 7 Most Terrifying Haunted Attractions in Massachusetts.
Factory of Terror: 33 Pearl Street, Fall River, Mass, www.factoryofterror.com. The Factory of Terror is an indoor walk-through haunted house attraction. The attraction was listed in Only In Your State’s article on the 7 Most Terrifying Haunted Attractions in Massachusetts.
Fear Town: 1710 Fall River Ave, Seekonk, Mass, www.fear-town.com. Fear Town is an outdoor walk-through haunted house attraction. The attraction features a 45-minute walk through a series of creepy buildings in a haunted forest. It was voted the scariest haunted house in Massachusetts by Cosmopolitan, was voted the Must See Haunt in Massachusetts on scarefactor.com and was named the Top Rated Attraction in 2017, 2018, 2019 and the Top Overall Attraction in 2019 on mahauntedhouses.com
Witch’s Woods: 79 Powers Road, Westford, Mass, www.witchswoods.com. The Witch’s Woods is an outdoor walk-through haunted house attraction. It offers a number of different experiences, a haunted hayride, a haunted castle walk-through, a movie monster-theme horror walk-through, and a vampire-themed forest walk-through. The attraction was listed in Only In Your State’s article on the 7 Most Terrifying Haunted Attractions in Massachusetts and has also been written about in the Boston Herald, the Lowell Sun, Trip Savvy, Pulse Magazine and the Valley Dispatch.
Factory of Terror: 344 Franklin Street, Worcester, Mass, www.factoryofterror.com. The Factory of Terror is an indoor walk-through haunted house attraction. The attraction was listed in Only In Your State’s article on the 7 Most Terrifying Haunted Attractions in Massachusetts.
Chambers of Terror: 59 Wharf Street Salem Mass, www.chambersofterror.net. Chambers of Terror is an indoor walk-through haunted house attraction in downtown Salem. The attraction features scary creatures such as demons and ghouls created by professionals with over 20 years of experience in the Halloween industry. The attraction was listed in Only In Your State’s article on the 7 Most Terrifying Haunted Attractions in Massachusetts.
Count Orlock’s Nightmare Gallery: 217 Essex Street, Salem, Mass, www.nightmaregallery.com. Count Orlock’s Nightmare Gallery is a movie monster museum that features exhibits on horror, sci-fi & fantasy films and also features an indoor walk-through haunted house.
Escape Room Salem: 1 Church Street, Salem, Mass, www.escaperoomsalem.com. Escape Room is a popular indoor interactive adventure where guests enter a locked room and have to solve a puzzle in order to escape.
The Lost Museum at Gallows Hill Museum Theater: 7 Lynde Street, Salem, Mass, www.gallowshillsalem.com. The Lost Museum is an underground walk-through attraction where you’ll encounter strange rooms, cursed artifacts and monsters.
Gallows Hill Main Show at Gallows Hill Museum Theater: 7 Lynde Street, Salem, Mass, www.gallowshillsalem.com. The Gallows Hill Main show is an indoor seated live 4D show with ghostly holograms, rumble seats, 4D effects and more. The shows run every half hour and lasts about 20 minutes.
Witch Mansion Haunted Museum: 186-1 Essex Street, Salem, Mass, www.witchmansion.com. The Witch Mansion Haunted Museum is an indoor walk-through haunted house attraction where you’ll encounter witches, ghosts, vampires and other creatures created by a professional haunted house design firm using high-tech animations and creepy ghost illusions. The attraction was voted the scariest haunted house attraction in Salem for 10 years in a row and is the most visited haunted house attraction in Salem, according to its website.
Frankenstein’s Castle at the Salem Wax Museum: 282 Derby Street, Salem, Mass, www.salemwaxmuseum.com/collections/haunted-houses. Frankenstein’s Castle is an indoor walk-through haunted house attraction where visitors explore Dr. Frankenstein’s dungeon.
Haunted Witch Village at the Salem Wax Museum: 282 Derby Street, Salem, Mass, www.salemwaxmuseum.com/collections/haunted-houses. Salem Witch Village is an indoor walk-through haunted house attraction where visitors explore a haunted witch village and encounter ghouls, goblins and witches.
Halloween Museum of Salem: 131 Essex Street, Salem, Mass, www.halloweenmuseumsalem.com. The Halloween Museum of Salem isn’t technically a haunted house attraction but it is a Halloween-themed museum. The museum offers a self-guided 3D celebration of Halloween in Salem through its numerous exhibits which are decorated with day glow paint and black lights. Visitors wear 3D sunglasses to view the exhibits.
For more ideas on fun things to do in Massachusetts, check out this list of attractions in Massachusetts.
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