Haunted Houses in Salem, Massachusetts

Salem, Massachusetts is home to a number of spooky haunted house attractions that are sure to give you chills this Halloween season.

Since Salem is near Boston, with a distance of about 25 miles, these haunted houses are well within driving distance from Boston.

Have you been to any of these haunted houses in Salem? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think of them!

The following is a list of haunted house attractions in Salem, Mass:

Chambers of Terror:

Address: 59 Wharf Street, Salem, MA

Website: www.chambersofterror.net

Chambers of Terror is a walk-through haunted attraction that offers visitors a spooky and immersive experience.

The haunted house features demons, ghouls, psychos, and creatures of the night and was created by professionals with over 30 years experience in the Halloween industry. The attraction features two shows: Fireside Ghost Stories and the Chambers of Terror Haunted House.

Chambers of Terror is open mid-September through October, daily from noon to 10pm.

Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery:

Address: 217 Essex Street in Salem, MA

Website: www.nightmaregallery.com

This is not a traditional haunted house, but rather a wax museum that showcases an impressive collection of life-sized wax figures of classic horror movie characters. It’s a spooky and immersive experience for horror enthusiasts.

The museum features vampires, werewolves, zombies, demons, madmen represented here by over 60 life sized hyper realistic reproductions made by Hollywood special effects artists.

The museum is designed to immerse guests in the world of horror cinema, showcasing characters from both classic and contemporary horror films.

The gallery is named after Count Orlok, a character from the classic silent film “Nosferatu” (1922). Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery draws inspiration from a wide range of horror and science fiction movies, featuring iconic characters from various films.

Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery is open from the middle of September to Halloween.

Frankenstein’s Castle:

Address: 288 Derby St, Salem, MA

Website: salemwaxmuseum.com/collections/haunted-houses

Frankenstein’s Castle is a walk-through haunted attraction that is inspired by the classic literary Gothic novel Frankenstein.

The attraction is located in the basement of the Salem Wax Museum where visitors will make their way through Dr. Frankenstein’s dungeon while the doctor is on a quest to create a terrifying monster.

Frankenstein’s Castle is open daily from June through the end of October.

Haunted Witch Village:

Address: 288 Derby St, Salem, MA

Website: salemwaxmuseum.com/collections/haunted-houses

The Haunted Witch Village is a walk-through haunted house attraction that features ghouls, goblins, and other scary creatures. The attraction is located in the Salem Wax Museum and features a journey through a dark, scary maze.

The attraction is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 10PM in October only.

Hysteria at Connor’s Farm:

Address: 30 Valley Road, Danvers MA

Website: www.hysteriaatconnorsfarm.com

Hysteria at Connor’s Farm is a haunted walk-through attraction in Danvers that features a Haunted Fields corn maze.

Visitors to the farm wander through a creepy corn field, spooky orchard, haunted forest and swamp and a historic cemetery from the 17th century while trying to avoid the terrifying creatures that live there.

Connor’s Farm is a popular farm that offers various seasonal activities and events, particularly during the fall. The farm is well-known for its family-friendly atmosphere and diverse range of attractions, which typically includes pumpkin picking, hayrides, corn mazes and more.

Hysteria at Connor’s Farm is open Friday and Saturday nights in October and on Halloween.

Lost Museum at Gallows Hill:

Address: 7 Lynde Street, Salem, MA

Website: gallowshillsalem.com/the-lost-museum

The Lost Museum at Gallows Hill is a walk-through haunted attraction that features ghosts, monsters and cursed artifacts deep inside a creepy haunted museum.

Visitors travel from room to room while they try to solve the mystery of the abandoned museum. Each room is filled with special effects, animatronics, living portraits and more.

The museum is open daily from October 1 to October 31.

International Monster Museum:

Address: Witch City Mall, 186 Essex Street Salem, MA

Website: www.internationalmonstermuseum.com/index.html

The International Monster Museum is a walk-through haunted house attraction that features creepy monsters and creatures from around the world.

Visitors make their way through this interactive museum where they will encounter these monsters up close and experience special effects, animatronics and more.

The museum is open daily at 11AM year round.

Professor Spindlewink’s World of Wizardry:

Address: 194 3/4 Essex Street, Salem, MA

Website: worldofwizardrysalem.com

Professor Spindlewink’s World of Wizardry is not a typical haunted house and is instead a walk-through attraction where visitors explore six magical realms.

Visitors navigate their way through an enchanted forest, crystal cave and other magical places where they will encounter mythical beasts like unicorns, mermaids and even an ice dragon.

The attraction is open daily from 10AM to 5PM from April until November.

Witch Mansion:

Address: 186-1 Essex St, Salem, MA

Website: www.witchmansion.com

Witch Mansion is a walk-through 4D haunted adventure that combines live actors, special effects, and illusions to create a spooky experience centered around the story of a haunted house.

The mansion is crawling with witches, ghosts, vampires, banshees and other creatures of the night as visitors make their way through the rooms and experience the attraction’s high-tech animations and creepy ghost illusions.

The mansion is open on select days May to September and every day in October. Call the mansion for specific dates or hours.

Have you been to any of these haunted house attractions in Salem? Which one if your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

For more ideas on fun things to do in Salem, check out this article on the annual Salem Halloween Parade or this article on fall foliage in Salem or this article on the best attractions in Salem.

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About William Briscoe

William Briscoe is a seasoned travel blogger and adventurer based in Massachusetts. With a passion for exploring hidden gems and sharing his travel experiences, Briscoe's website, "Mass Attractions," has become a go-to resource for those seeking seasonal attractions in Massachusetts. In addition to his website, William has contributed travel stories and articles to various travel publications, and his work has been featured in several magazines and online platforms. He also collaborates with tourism boards and travel companies to promote sustainable and responsible travel practices. William enjoys exploring the scenic beauty of New England, spending time with his family and two rescue dogs, and experimenting with classical New England recipes in his kitchen. He holds a degree in English Literature from Boston University, which he believes laid the foundation for his writing skills.

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