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Halloween Activities in Boston

A growing list of where to find some great Halloween themed activities in and around Boston

Spirit of Boston Dinner Cruises and Lunch Events on the Harbor

Spirit of Boston Cruises on Boston Harbor The most entertaining way to see and experience Boston. The Spirit of Boston on Boston Harbor delivers the most entertaining and unique combination of dining, dancing, entertainment and spectacular views. Cruising year-round from Boston's historic Seaport District, the Spirit of Boston offers Lunch, Dinner, Cocktail, Moonlight Cruises and much more!

Hanson's Farm

FOR LOVERS OF HALLOWEEN EVERYWHERE. Running for 17 years, it's HANSON'S HAUNTED HAYRIDE! It has become a local tradition since 1993 Every FRIDAY and SATURDAY night in the month of OCTOBER. From to . Over 100 volunteers come out to thrill and scare you in an exciting hayride through our farm.

The USS Salem Navel ship present the Haunted Ship Halloween Attraction. Tour a real United States Battleship with scares around every corner! The Boston Area's Most unique and frightening haunted attraction! 739 Washington St., Quincy. Ever wanted to take a part in a real ghost tour? Members of RTS Paranormal will take you on a tour of the USS Salem’s most haunted places. See the areas that were featured on the hit TV show Ghost Hunters. Prior to your tour you will receive a briefing on how the specialized “ghost hunting” equipment works and an overview of the ship, its history and our ghosts. This tour is recommended for people age 16 and older. This is a “Do Not Miss Opportunity” for anyone interested in the paranormal or ghost hunting. Our guided ghost tours are just $15 or can be combined with our haunted ship tickets for a $25 combo ticket. Have fun and happy ghost hunting.

Ghost Tours of Boston, Savannah, St. Augustine, Key West | Ghosts and Gravestones Tour

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

Boston Halloween Tour - Haunted Boston on foot

Through November 10. 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


Gore Place is the early 19th century historic house museum and National Historic Landmark in Waltham, Massachusetts. Tours are available year-round and the 45 acre estate includes a farm with sheep, goats, and chickens

Boston By Foot - Beacon Hill With a Boo!rs

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.

"Haunted Harvard Tour" - Cambridge Historical Tours

Thursdays thru Sundays at 7:30pm -Gather round and let our professional storytellers take you on a nighttime stroll to hear about the otherworldly tales of those who lurk the shadows of Harvard Square in the night. The gruesome murders and mysterious deaths will no doubt shock you, but your guide will cut the spooky atmosphere with plenty of spirited jokes. Don’t fret, you won’t wet your knickers! This friendly ghost tour is great fun, and is appropriate for all willing ages. Harvard Square ghost tours pass through the Square, through Harvard University campus, and finish by the Cambridge Burying Yard. Tour lasts 90 minutes. Admission for the tour is $15 for adults, $12 for students/seniors, $7 for kids 7-12. We gather by the Visitor Information kiosk at the Harvard Square T Stop. It’s rather hard to miss our guides in hoop skirts and top hats!

Upstairs on the Square

October 31. We look forward to Halloween all year long, because it’s our chance not only to dress up ourselves, but also to pass judgment on your silly sartorial statements. Our TV will have a showing of Rocky Horror Show as background to Scary-oke at 9:30, and best costume wins big. Lino is concocting some very potent but specially priced magic brews for the bar, and our kitchen is coming up with a special $40 prix fixe menu all night long—heavy on the pumpkins and apples. Upstairs on the Square 91 Winthrop Street in Cambridge 617-864-1933.

Zoo Howl at Franklin Zoo

October 26-27. Franklin Park Zoo 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals. Thrills, chills, and animals lurk around every corner on the Trick-or-Treat Trail! Other haunted happenings offered throughout the day include: creepy crafts, ghoulish games, howling costume contests and a haunted maze!

Homepage - Haunted Happenings Salem Massachusetts - The Official Website for Halloween

Official Guide to Haunted Happenings in Salem Massachusetts. A month long Halloween celebration of parades, costume balls, haunted houses, tours of Salem's great historic sites, and more.

Salem Witch Museum - Salem, Massachusetts

The Salem Witch Museum presents the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, one of the most important and tragic events in American history.

Witch's Woods

Through November 1. Thurs – Sun Nashoba Valley Ski Area, WestfordGreater 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. Groton’s Annual Halloween Costume Parade October 28, 2:40pm. Meet at Prescott School next to Ace Hardware Wear costumes! Parade starts at 3pm, runs down Main Street to the Town Field where children can enjoy dancing, games with prizes, face painting, giveaways, snacks, and more. There will also be a very special guest to greet the children. Age ranges from 2-10. Cost: Donation of at least one dollar per child at the field.

Happy Haunted Kid’s Trail

Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary, 37 Eddy St., Norton.

Best Scary Haunted House Attraction in Massachusetts at The Factory Of Terror

Check out the Factory of Terror for the best haunted house attractions in the Massachusetts with locations in Fall River & Worcester! Come get scared!

Visit 5 of the island’s most haunted locations on this 1 and 1/3 mile, 90 min. evening stroll through Nantucket Town....

October 11-31 – Scarecrows will be displayed along Onset Avenue in the Village of Onset and along Main Street in Wareham. Local businesses, schools and families will show off their artistic side and create unique scarecrows for all to enjoy.

So take a ride through both the Village and Main Street for a Halloween Treat!.Onset Bay Association 4 Union Street, Onset

Harvest of Horrors :: Cape Cod's Scariest Attraction

After 35 years, The Harvest of Horrors has been completely reconfigured, redesigned, and expanded for 2013. The former stage show and haunted house have been replaced with an all-new haunted hayride and outdoor walking trail. Guests first board a tram for a Haunted Hayride deep in the woods behind the 33-acre farm.

Annual Halloween Parade and Costume Pageant

Nantucket Island, Massachusetts is one of the prOctober 31 Join the fun at the Annual Halloween Parade & Custume Pageant! Prize for Best Family Themed Costumes at 4:30 PM on the Methodist Church steps. Parade begins at 5 PM with every child recieving a ribbon and goodie bag! Hosted by Nantucket Chamber of Commerce and The Inquirer & Mirroremier vacation destinations in New England. Visit the many restaurants, accommodations, shops and attractions.

13 Nights at Jiminy

the mountain will descend into the depths of its past as a haunted holdout, where Villagers from the Plantation of Jericho lived in dread of disfiguring diseases, deranged creatures, and impending doom. It's a haunt that ranges all over the mountain, and it promises to reach new heights of terror and fall fun.

McCray's Farm | South Hadley, Mass

Hay Rides to the Pumpkin Patch! From mid-September to Halloween, come pick your own pumpkin! Ride in the haywagon to and from the fields... an annual tradition. Hayride only $3 per person Call ahead for hayride schedule: (413) 533-0775