Scary fun this October at 2018 Halloween haunted houses in Massachusetts. Funtober has a complete list of current commercial and charity Halloween haunted attractions including haunted trails, haunted woods, haunted houses, scream parks, and haunted corn mazes. Plan a night out this Halloween season with your friends at one of these popular haunts. You will love the animatronics, live actors, air blasters, and scary makeup in these popular Halloween attractions.
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Funtober also lists America’s Best Top 100 Haunted Houses in 2013 (with videos). Massachusetts has a full array of local haunted attractions. Lots of places for zombies, freaks, clowns, vampires, and maybe even a werewolf or two to hang out inside. Halloween is really celebrated well in this New England state famous for putting witches on trial. So you can spend the night there if you dare. Or you can venture forth into one of the following Massachusetts haunted houses. We have separate attraction links and listings for haunted houses USA, haunted corn mazes, haunted trails, haunted zombie paintball, haunted forests, haunted hayrides, and ghost tours.
13 Nights at Jiminy - Hancock, MA
The Halloween fun begins September 28th. Popular Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort hosts the 13 Nights at Jiminy. Attraction features creatures with disfiguring diseases, deranged minds, and impending doom. Basic tickets are $25. Attractions include various packages features the Giant Swing, Zipline, and Scare and Scream haunt package. There is also a restaurant Tavern onsite and souvenir shop. The resort during the autumn daylight hours has a mountain adventure package. Doors for the night time haunt run from 6:30 pm until 10:30 pm. Jiminy operates on Friday, Saturday, and some Sundays for a total of 13 nights in October.
Barrett’s Haunted Mansion - Abington, MA
The scare season begins September 21st. Barrett’s Haunted Mansion has added a second attraction, A new evil has taken over in 2018. Always built new every year the Haunted Mansion is all about scary clowns and lots of blood. Every night they change the adventure through the attraction so no two nights are the same. It takes about 20 minutes to go through this attraction. Gates are open from 7 pm to 11 pm most nights. Visit starting in September and Thursday through Sunday in October. Tickets are $30 each and cover all attractions. There are military discounts, VIP (RIP) options, a Lights-On Tour, and 3 nights of Darkness Unleashed plus a Bite & Fright dining event on Sunday and Thursday. See their web page for full pricing and date details.
Factory of Terror Falls River - Falls River, MA
Rumors are that 13 people were murdered many years ago in this factory. Now there are three haunted attractions named Bloodworth Dungeon, 4D Blackout, and Phobia Mayhem. Tickets prices vary nightly. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in October.
Factory of Terror Worcester - Worcester, MA
Haunt features 5 attractions including 3D Nightmare, Zombie Alley, 13th Haunt, Clown College, and Zella’s Highway. Attraction opens October 5th. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Friday and Saturday it closes at 11 pm or at 9:30 pm on other nights. Tickets discounted online or available full priced at the door. There are online discounts, children’s, and vip packages available.
Ghost Ship - Quincy, MA
The creatures arrived on board so the ship scare season opens September 28th. In October the USS Salem becomes the Haunted Ship also know as Ghost Ship. Doors open at 7 pm. The dates are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October starting plus some additional dates. Four new attractions themed Fear No Evil, Contagion, Paranormal, and The Plague. Check their web page for details. GHOST SHIP HARBOR is the only Haunted House Attraction on the East Coast the takes place on a Navy Ship! It has 4 attractions that you can enjoy while here. A General admission and Fast pass ticket will get you in to the 3 haunted houses while a Paranormal VIP experience pass will give you access to all 3 attractions plus the paranormal experience. In 2009 the popular show Ghost Hunters did an episode on the USS Salem which has lead paranormal investigators from all over wanting to do their own investigations.
Ghoulie Manor - Tauton, MA
Ghoulie Manor has permanently closed.
Hysteria at Connors Farm - Danvers, MA
Spend the evening going through the Haunted Farm and their 7 Acre Flashlight Maze. Attractions run from 6:30 pm until 11 pm. It operates on Friday and Saturday nights beginning October 5th plus a couple Sunday and Wednesday nights. Tickets vary greatly depending on single and multiple haunt combinations. They are located at Connors Farm which has a number of daytime activities, family fun, and festival events in the summer and fall.
Lakeville Haunted House - Lakeville, MA
For more than 25 years the Lakeville Haunted House has scared locals and tourists around Halloween. Enjoy any Friday or Saturday night starting October 12th. Doors open at 6:30 pm until 10 pm. Travel through the maze of horror where evil spirits roam in the darkness.
Salem’s 13 Ghost Haunted Adventure - Salem, MA
Open nightly in October. Salem’s 4-D attractions has returned for 2018. The witches trials took place in Salem. Ghosts still haunt the area. There are 2 attractions here at Salem’s 13 Ghosts now themed Salem’s Time Machine. The haunt is open every night in October. Tickets are $10 for the 3D Haunted House. The 2 attractions are the a 4D non-scary Halloween attraction and of course Ghost Tours. There are several discount combo ticket options available. Call 978-741-1170 for information on tickets. Enjoy this narrated time traveling experience through Olde Salem dressed for Halloween, but, there are no actors to scare you. Walk through ten rooms with eye popping special effects in 4-D under black lights as the audio tells the story of Salem. This attraction is perfect for those who want the Halloween experience, but not the scare.
Spooky Acres Haunted Hayride - Millbury, MA
The haunted hayride is hosted by the Millbury Youth Camp. This is an annual event for a worthwhile cause that has been held annually for over 24 years. They also have a Haunted Trail. Open many days in October. Check Facebook page for details.
Witch’s Woods - Westford, MA
Open Thursday through Sunday nights beginning September 28th and newly themed as “Haunted Hayride and Halloween Screampark”. Witch’s Woods is only minutes from Boston. It features three haunted houses. Nightmare Mansion, Castle Morbid, and 3D Keeper’s Crypt will provide all the screams you desire. Don’t miss the Witch’s Woods Haunted Hayride. For more fun they have a Jack-o-Lantern Jamboree with professionally carved pumpkins, special lighting, and a close up look at classic horror movie characters. Get close and follow the screams. Also they have 2 haunted trails into the dark woods. Ticket prices vary greatly depending on haunt and day of the week but basically are $38. They have a number of specials days and discounts. Check their web page for online pricing or call 978-692-3033 for ticket and date information.
Additional Haunted Attractions
There are a lot of haunted houses in Boston. But if you live near the Massachusetts border, it may be quicker to jump across the state line to another haunted attraction. We thought you might find one of these states nearby.
You might consider a trip to one of the Halloween conventions such as the National Haunters Convention held in May.
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