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Boston's most frightful evening of fun this Halloween is aboard...

Old Town Trolley's Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

The “frightseeing” begins the moment you climb onto our ghoulish trolley where our gravediggers are waiting to take you on the 90-minute ride of your life. Be prepared to be scared as the Ghosts & Gravestones trolley winds its way through Boston’s most sordid past—through 400 year-old burial grounds where you’ll hear tales of grave-robbing, tortures, punishments, executions and even some of folks being buried alive! You’ll see Boston’s most haunted hotel, The Omni Parker House, and visit some of the sites of the most gruesome murders in Boston’s History.

Hear the terrifying tales of the Boston Strangler, Jolly Jane, and Cotton Mather and join us if you dare as we explore Boston’s most chilling murder sites and haunted places.

A night with the dead and the undead is in store for those who dare to board the Ghosts & Gravestones Halloween Tour. Tours are 1 hour and 30 minutes long. May not be suitable for children under 13. Children under 6 not permitted. Make your reservations well in advance for Boston Halloween. There is limited space available and Halloween is the most popular time to go frightseeing!

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2019 Dates: Every Friday-Sunday in October + Halloween Night

Factory of Terror

33 Pearl Street, Fall River, MA

Spine-chilling, disturbing, and horrific, the Factory of Terror offers a night of thrills and fears like nothing else. Enter into one of Boston’s most terrifying haunted attractions and come face to face with moaning spirits, tormented corpses and gothic nightmares in the Bloodbath Dungeon, 4-D Blackout and Zombie Alley. Halloween in Boston has never been so horrifying. Online ticket prices begin at $19.99. Up the fear with a Factory of Terror “Multi-Haunt Special”, granting you admission to 2 locations of your choice.

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Every Thursday – Sunday, September 27 – November 2, 2019

Witch’s Woods Haunted Hayride and Halloween Screampark

79 Powers Road, Westford, MA

Are you brave enough to take a ride into the Witch’s Woods? Witch sightings in the Nashoba Valley Ski Area are just the beginning. You may just encounter werewolves, zombies and other ghostly creatures. Once you’re immersed in the terror, continue your travels to Castle Morbid, Nightmare Mansion, The Keeper’s Crypt, Jack ‘O Lantern Jamboree, Horrorwood Chamber of Chills and Vampire Passage. Opening weekend tickets are Buy One Get One Free when purchased online. All other event night tickets are $39. Children under 6 and strollers are not allowed.

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Tickets Available October 1 – 31, 2019

Haunted Neighborhood at the Salem Wax Museum

288 Derby Street, Salem, MA

Home sweet home? Maybe not in this neighborhood. The Haunted Neighborhood at the Salem Wax Museum offers scares at every turn. See life-like wax creations of witches and seafarers at the museum. The Haunted Witch Village is Salem’s largest haunted attraction, while Frankenstein’s Castle was voted Salem’s best haunted house. You can even watch a live spell casting presentation by a practicing witch or take the graveyard walking tour. Multiple ticket options are available depending on how many of the attractions you want to visit.

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Every Friday & Saturday In October

Hanson’s Haunted Farm and Hayride

20 Nixon Rd, Framingham, MA

You’ll find more than corn mazes and vegetable harvests at Hanson’s Farm. For 17 years, the farm has gathered local volunteers to thrill and scare riders on the Haunted Hayride. Join in the Halloween fun of this local tradition.

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BOO on Beacon Hill

Halloween Night at 6pm.

90-minute walking tour of Beacon Hill with true haunted tales.

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Salem, Massachusetts

Experience the “Witch Capital” with a day trip.

October 26 & 27

Halloween Celebration on Castle Island

2010 William J Day Blvd., Boston, MA 02127

Look for storytelling, magicians, refreshments, and more at the star-shaped fort… supposedly the inspiration for ‘The Cask of Amontillado,’ Edgar Allan Poe’s famous chill-filled short story. The Castle Island events take place between 12 noon and 4pm on both days, weather permitting. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

October 26 & 27

ZooHowl at Franklin Park Zoo

This event is an opportunity for children to go trick-or-treating among the beloved animals at the zoo! Kids can also participate in themed crafts, games, and costume contests. There’s even a haunted maze! (Don’t worry, it’s not too scary.)
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October 25, 26, 31

Official Boston HallowWeekend Pub Crawl

Imagine Boston’s best party crowd dressed in ridiculously wild costumes, getting together having amazing drinks, and roaming the streets of Beantown with excitement. For Halloween weekend, Faneuil Hall will be transformed into the center of nightmare nightlife for all those who seek fun and excitement this year.
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