Salem, Mass is a spooky little town with a lot of fun haunted house attractions. Some of these attractions have been running for decades while many are brand new.
While some of the attractions run year round, others are only open in October so be sure to double check the company’s website for dates and times before heading to Salem.
The following is a list of haunted house attractions in Salem, Mass:
Chambers of Terror:
Address: 59 Wharf Street
Chambers of Terror is a 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 offers two different shows: the Terror Tour and the Halloween Horror.
The Terror Tour runs from summer until October and is a daytime show led by a live guide.
Halloween Horror runs nights and weekends in October and is a Halloween-themed show that features live actors.
Both shows run about 7 to 8 minutes long, depending on how long visitors move through the unguided parts of the show.
Count Orlock’s Nightmare Gallery:
Address: 217 Essex Street
Count Orlock’s Nightmare Gallery is a movie monster museum that features exhibits on horror, sci-fi & fantasy films and also features a seasonal haunted house.
The museum exhibits are part of a private collection belonging to James Lurgio which features full-size creatures made of resin, latex, and silicone. Many of the creatures are made by artists who work in the movie industry.
Gallows Hill Museum Theatre:
Address: 7 Lynde Street
Gallows Hill Museum is a museum about local history that also offers two lives shows: the Gallows Hill Main Show and the Lost Museum show.
The Gallows Hill Main show is a seated live 4D show with ghostly holograms, rumble seats, 4D effects and more. The shows run every half hour and lasts about 20 minutes.
The Lost Museum is an underground walk-through attraction where you’ll encounter strange rooms, cursed artifacts and monsters.
The Gallows Hill Museum Theatre is open to groups only from mid March to mid November and is open to the general public every day in October.
Witch Mansion Haunted Museum:
Address: 186-1 Essex Street
The Witch Mansion Haunted Museum is a walk-through haunted house attraction created by a professional haunted house design firm.
Visitors will come face to face with creepy creatures such as ghosts, vampires, witches and more using high-tech animations and illusions.
Witch Mansion is Salem’s most visited haunted house attraction, according to the company’s website.
The attraction is open May through October on select days and every day in October.
Salem Wax Museum
Address: 282 Derby Street
The Salem Wax Museum offers two haunted house attractions: Salem Witch Village and Frankenstein’s Castle.
Salem Witch Village is a walk-through haunted house attraction where visitors explore a haunted witch village and encounter ghouls, goblins and witches.
Frankenstein’s Castle is a walk-through haunted house attraction where visitors explore Dr. Frankenstein’s dungeon. The attraction does not have any live actors and features mainly animatronics.
The attractions are open year round but are only open on weekends during the winter months.
Halloween Museum of Salem
Address: 131 Essex Street
The Halloween Museum of Salem isn’t exactly a haunted house attraction but it is a fun 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.
If you want to visit other haunted attractions in the area, check out this article on haunted attractions in Massachusetts. If you want to check out some real haunted locations, check out this article on haunted places in Salem.
If you are interested in attending more holiday events in Salem, check out this article on Christmas in Salem.