8 Truly Terrifying Haunted Houses Near Boston – Thrillist | Dauktion

It’s been a minute since we had a chance to go inside and get scared to death. Luckily, all of our regional scares are back with a bang, with loads of bonus attractions, new on-site dining options, and special Extra Scary Nights.

From haunted historic mansions to spooky farms and corn mazes, the Boston area is home to some of the most terrifying attractions imaginable. So put on a brave face and check out these spooky haunted houses near Boston.

Waltham, Massachusetts
US Senator Christopher Gore’s 1806 mansion is usually a magnet for political weirdos and architecture nerds. But on Fridays in October, the site transforms into Ghost Stories Central. Up to 60 people gather for five scary stories, which are told outside under a large tent; Visitors can then take a peek at the federal style home.
Distance from Boston: 30 minutes
Costs: $21

Barrett's haunted house
Barrett’s haunted house

Abington, Massachusetts
It’s actually a twofer: the haunted house itself, now in its 31 : no good). If that’s not enough for you, there are two bonus event nights that bring even more live exposure to the awesome people who inhabit both locations.
Distance from Boston: 30 minutes
Costs: $36 general admission

Danvers, Massachusetts
You must love the idea of ​​a haunted farm (who is not Afraid of a scarecrow?) And this one is particularly macabre: a 30-minute trail takes you through a forest, past a swamp, and (shudders) past an actual living 17th-century graveyard. If you’re looking for a little less scary adventure, the Flashlight Maze is a seven-acre corn maze navigated at night.
Distance from Boston: 45 minutes
Costs: $50 for both attractions

Canobie Lake Park
screamfest | Canobie Lake Park

Salem, New Hampshire
Your favorite local amusement park just got better. Not only do you get access to all of the park’s rides, but you also get five different haunted houses (including two new ones this year), live shows like the Twisted Sideshow (he does WHAT with that anvil?!), and the nightly Rocktoberfest performance with a rotating one Group of tribute bands.
Distance from Boston: 45 minutes
Costs: $49-$59

Litchfield, New Hampshire
Spooky World may be our most well-known spooky attraction — longtime residents will remember the cheesy radio ads of yesteryear — but it more than deserves its keep. For one, it’s huge: 80 acres containing all manner of horrors. Classic offerings include the haunted Hay Carriage and The Colony, an abandoned wooded outpost occupied by murderous beings. Asylum 47 takes you back to NYE 1947, but you’ll wish you never answered. And the Monster Midway has all your carnival favorites, from games to rides to beer, with a spooky overlay.
Distance from Boston: 45 minutes
Costs: $45

witch forest
witch forest

Westford, Massachusetts
You get a lot for your money here. There’s a haunted hay ride! There’s something called the Vampire Passage, which is basically a terrifying nature walk! There’s the spooky Castle Morbid! And new this year is the Horrorwood Chamber of Chills, which pays tribute to horror movie characters new and old. For the scaredy-cats among us, there’s the Jack O’Lantern Jamboree, aka Hundreds of beautifully carved and lit pumpkins to discover.
Distance from Boston: One hour
Costs: $44 general admission

Factory of Terror
Factory of Terror

Fall River, Massachusetts
The name pretty much tells you everything you need to know, but that doesn’t make it any less terrifying. Visitors enter an abandoned factory and confront the horrors within; Think both cool special effects and scary real actors. Even the die-hards will be spooked again as a new group has taken over the proceedings and is keeping many of the details under wraps.
Distance from Boston: One hour
Costs: $17-$25

Haunted House of Fear of the City
Haunted House of Fear of the City

Seekonk, Massachusetts
Fear Town is another massive outdoor attraction that’s consistently ranked among the best in New England. The signature Haunted House takes place every weekend in October and takes you through both abandoned buildings and nearby woods. It tends to freak out even the most seasoned Halloween fans. Rest assured there’s a midway full of food, games, and live performances, too.
Distance from Boston: One hour
Costs: $25 general admission

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Meaghan Agnew is a contributor to Thrillist.

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