The 2018 Halloween season has arrived and if you’re too old to trick or treat, you may still want to get into the spirit by visiting one of the many Haunted Houses in Boston.
This list also includes haunted houses near Boston in towns such as Bedford, Quincy, Milton, Brookline, Winthrop, Somerville, Cambridge, Newton, Waltham, Weymouth, Braintree, etc.
Lakeville Haunted House – 28 Precinct Street, Lakeville, Massachusetts. Located about 45 minutes from downtown Boston and is located at the former Ted Williams Camp. This haunted house has now been in business for 27 years – so you know it’s gotta be good. Tickets are $15 and haunted house dates open are on October 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27th. Tickets on sale from 6pm to 10pm. Military gets in free (with ID). Here’s a promo video to see what spookiness awaits you:
Ghosts and Gravestones in Boston – (Reservations required) A guided ghost tour by trolley around the Boston Commons. Runs daily from April – October. December-March Saturdays only. Boards at Long Wharf Marriott Hotel. Call (617)-826-6015 for prices and available times. Not recommended for children under 13.
Witch’s Woods Haunted Hayride and Halloween Screampark – Westford, MA. (978) 692-3033. New for 2018 – The Vampire Passage! Many Halloween attractions here including The Woods hayride that departs from the Nashoba Valley Ski Area, Castle Morbid, Nightmare Mansion, 3D Keeper’s Crypt and more. Also check out the Jack O’Lantern Jamboree in which you can stroll and see hundreds of lit professionally carved pumpkins. Tickets available 6:30 to 10:30 pm. Hayrides run from 7pm until closed.
The Art Spot Presents The Haunted House – October 20, 2018 at The Art Spot in Quincy, MA. This is an actual kid friendly haunted house discovered on EventBrite. Kids in costume welcome to go through their spooky yet kid-friendly haunted maze. Hands on activities, costume contest, face painting and more. From 5pm to 9pm. Recommended for kids age 5 – 12.
Boston Haunts – (617) 505-9866. Irish Famine Memorial 20 School St Boston, MA 02108. $15-$20 per person, runs Friday & Saturday through Halloween. Enjoy this lantern lit walk through of Boston’s various haunts. 90 minute tour starts at 7pm. See website for full details and how to purchase tickets.
Haunted House at Hutchinson Hall – Hingham, MA – Not much information is available about this event, but this makes it that much more interesting, doesn’t it? Contact the organizer on this website. This one is scheduled to run from Oct 9 – Nov 1, 2018 from 11:30 pm to 2:30 am. Hmm… must be college kids.
First Parish Haunted House in Bedford, MA – October 19-20, only $10 ($5 for kids during day) This haunted house only runs for 2 days, so act quickly before the fun is over. From October 19th and 20th they will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s novel “Frankenstein”. They also have a Saturday afternoon event that is good for smaller kids and parents. So, to recap:
Friday, October 19th – Scary time is from 6 to 9:30 pm
Saturday – 10am to 2pm kids trick or treat time
Saturday night – October 20th – Scary time 5pm to 9:30pm
Location is at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church 75 Great Road on the Common, Bedford MA
Barrett’s Haunted Mansion – Abington, MA – Located about 30 minutes from downtown Boston. Many different Halloween attractions to choose from including a haunted house event with physical contact, complete terror and chaos! This year they have “Darkness Unleashed”, “Devil’s Night”, “Lights on Tour” and more. General admission starts at $30. Please check the website for up to date information, calendar, times, etc. You know this one has got to be good due to their warning/disclaimer lol. Looks like there is at least one video tour on YouTube, so check this out to give you an idea of what you’re in for…
Fear Town Haunted House – Seekonk, Massachusetts (508) 296-0661 – This haunted attraction is located outdoors in the woods at Seekonk Speedway. Runs from September 28 – Nov 2, 2018. Please check their web site for latest info and times. Use the form on their website to receive an instant coupon via text.
“Fear Town will take you on a terrifying journey in and out of the run-down buildings that have been hidden for decades. As you progress through the trail, monsters will come at you from all angles to try and make you a permanent resident of the woods.”
Factory of Terror – Fall River, MA – Well, this one is a bit far from Boston, but no big deal. Only about an hour away. Surely it deserves a mention for DIE hard Halloween fans… 🙂
Actually they have 2 other locations -Worcester & West Warwick.
Runs from October 5 – 31st, 2018. This one has a VIP ticket option where you can skip the line. Ok, if there is a line this long and a VIP option then you know this must be a really popular destination. They have 5 attractions in one location – 3D Nightmare, 4D Blackout, Zombie Alley, Bloodworth Dungeon and Zella’s Hideaway.
Please check their web site for all ticket info as there are too many details to list here.
Ghost Ship Harbor – 549 South Street, Quincy, MA (617) 935-0444 – Located aboard the USS Salem. Yes, that’s right. This haunted house is located on a Navy ship. Four attractions are available for your Halloween amusement. According to their website a fire recently broke out so they are waiting for approval by the City of Quincy to make sure it is safe for the public. Please call or check their website for updates. I’m sure they will be up and running by Halloween.
If you know of any other haunted house attractions in the Boston area, please comment below and we’ll add them to this list.
Have a Happy Halloween and stay safe!
This list has been updated as of October 16, 2018.