Haunted Houses & Spooky Attractions: Week of Oct 29-Nov 4
10/29/09 by Johnny Monsarrat
This is it! If you want to experience the wonderful interactive theatre that is a haunted house, now’s your last chance in 2009.
|Haunted Houses & other attractions||grade|
|Ghosts and Gravestones Tour (in Boston)||Boston, MA|
|7 nights a week. 1.5 hour tour. Claim to be grounded, not “paranomal” weirdness. 2009: Tours depart at 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30 and 9:00 pm.
|The Haunted Ship aboard the USS Salem||Quincy, MA|
|Haunted house. Also less scary “Family Days”. Inexpensive and convenient, great location, but the actors aren’t trying that hard, and the décor is only OK. 2009: Thursdays 7-10, Fri/Sat 7pm-12am.
739 Washington Street, Quincy, MA.617-479-7900. more
|Canobie Lake Screeemfest / Spooky World||Salem, NH|
85 North Policy Street, Salem, NH.(603) 893-3506 or 617-653-5959. more
|Harvest of Horrors||East Falmouth, MA|
|Cape Cod’s biggest haunted house. 2009 6:00-9pm. $10.
Tony Andrews Farm, 394 Old Meeting House, East Falmouth, MA.508-563-3378. more
|Haunted Hayride @ Wilson Farm||Lexington, MA|
|It’s a not-so-scary daytime Halloween hay ride for kids. Free.
10 Pleasant St., Lexington, MA.781-862-3900. more
|Harvest of Horror @ Chamingfare Farm||Candia, NH|
|4 different attractions, viewed from a horse-drawn wagon.
774 High Street, Candia, NH.603 483-5623. more
|Haunted Acres||Epping, NH|
|Rt 93N to ex 7, Rt 101E, ex 8, left off exit. Dragway straight ahead.Three attractions & forest walk. Rain or shine.
272 Exter Road, Epping, NH.603-679-1666. more
|Morbid Mountain||Gilford, NH|
|Haunted Houses at the grounds of ski area Gunstock Mountain.
719 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford, NH.603-293-4341 ext 164. more
|Haunted Overload @ Coppal House Farm||Lee, NH|
|Haunted house. Empty house day haunts. Must buy tix in advance. Corn Maze & farm.
118 North River Rd (Rt 155), Lee, NH.603-659-3572. more
|Nightmare New England||Litchfield, NH|
|6-10:30pm, or 6-11pm Fri/Sat. 4 attractions. Looks great, but I’m told the lines are impossibly long, so arrive early.
454 Charles Bancroft Highway (RT 3A), Litchfield, NH.603.424.2292. more
|Fright Kingdom||Nashua, NH|
|You can pay extra to skip to the front of the line. Kids matinee Sundays. “Haunted Circus” performances.
12 Simon Street, Nashua, NH. more
|Ghoullog Halloween Haunted Chairlift Ride||North Conway, NH|
|Board the ski lift for a Halloween experience on the ride up and on the peak! $25.
|Ghosts on the Banke @ Strawbery Banke||Portsmouth, NH|
|Aimed mainly at kids, at this re-enactment village. 2009: 5:30-8pm.
Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH.603-422-7514. more
|Asylum of Horror||Fall River, MA|
|Haunted house. See website for coupons. 2009: 7-11pm or later.
Anawan St., Fall River, MA.508-324-7709. more
|Factory of Terror||Fall River, MA|
|Haunted house. Rt 195E to exit 5. Left off exit. Behind Dunkin Donuts. See website coupon. On off nights they have a ghost tour, “GT”.
18 Pocasset Street, Fall River, MA. more
|Fortress of Nightmares @ Fort Adams||Newport, RI|
|Haunted house at an old military fort, 2 haunted attractions. 2009: buy tix 6-9pm then goes until everyone’s been through.
Fort Adams State Park, 1 Lincoln Drive, Newport, RI.401-841-0707. more
|Castle of the Damned at Hammond Castle||Gloucester, MA|
|2009: 7-11pm. Huge lines, arrive early! Drive to offsite parking lotm at Stage Fort Park, not the castle. Haunted House. Amazing acting and venue, but long lines and distance of actors from visitors make it hard to be startled/scared. A good not-so-scary venue but for adults, not children.
80 Hesperus Ave, Gloucester, MA.978-283-2080. more
|Chilling Tales on board Friendship of Salem||Salem, MA|
|Ghost stories. The best of the Salem Halloween attractions I’ve been to. 2009: 5-9pm.
Derby Street near the big ship, Salem, MA.978-790-8546. more
|Cry Innocent!||Salem, MA|
|Performance. Loved it. Multiple shows daily.
Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, Salem, MA.978-867-4767. more
|Year-Round Salem Attractions||Salem, MA|
|Haunted houses. Frankenstein’s Laboratory, The Haunted Witch Village (Salem Witch Village).
|Eerie Evenings at the Witch House||Salem, MA|
Corwin House, 310 Essex Street, Salem, MA.978-744-8815. more
|Legacy of the Hanging Judge & Spirit of the Gables (re-enactment)||Salem, MA|
|2009: 7:30-9:30 thru Oct 11, thereafter 7:15-11pm. Salem Witch Trials re-enactment/performance. Buy tix in advance.
7 Derby St., Salem, MA.978.744.0991 x104. more
|Spiritways: A Night in Beseiged Salem Village||Salem, MA|
|Performance. Every hour from 7:13 to 11:13pm.
Derby Square (or “Pioneer Village”), Salem, MA. more
|Haunted Mansion @ Halloween Costume World||Fitchburg, MA|
|Haunted house. Next to the largest costume store in New England. Excellent actors, some good props, location is not large and not overly spooky (a warehouse). The store itself is truly amazing: they have everything. 2009: 7-9pm.
480 Water St, Fitchburg, MA.978-343-6666. more
|Haunted Castle of Freaky Fobic Fear||Haverhill, MA|
|Winnekenni Castle in Haverhill with four different attractions. Special less scary days for small children some Sundays.
347 Kenoza Avenue, Haverhill, MA.978-521-1686. more
|Witch’s Woods||Westford, MA|
|Haunted house. COSTUME BALL Oct 1st! Rt 2W to Rt. 2A/119, 6mi to Powers Rd. The worst one, skip it!
Nashoba Ski, Westford, MA.978-692-3033. more
|Field of Screams||West Greenwich, RI|
|2009: Open 6:30, gates close 9pm RS, 10pm FSun. 3 attractions. Website coupon. Outdoors, call if bad weather.
|Barrett’s Haunted Mansion||Abington, MA|
|Rt 3S to Rt 18S. Great! See website coupon or get one at the restaurant next door.
1235 Bedford St, Abington, MA.781-871-4573. more
|Lakeville Haunted House||Lakeville, MA|
|Haunted house. Gates open 6pm, last tickets sold 10pm. Rain or shine.
28 Precinct Street, Lakeville, MA.508-923-0053. more
|Haunted Pirate Ship aboard Mayflower II||Plymouth, MA|
|Berwick’s House of Horrors (Berwick’s Boys Foundation)||West Bridgewater, MA|
|2009: 6:30-10pm. Rt 24S to ex 16B, Rt 106W. Right at lights after Charlie Horse onto Manley. See website coupon.
335 West Street, West Bridgewater, MA.508-586-0059. more
|Mansfield Haunted Hollows||Mansfield, MA|
|Haunted house. Gates open 7, last tix sold 10pm. Rain or shine.
60 Maple Street, Mansfield, MA. more
|Haunted Woods & Spooky Carnival @ Winslow Farm||Norton, MA|
|Haunted walks both for kids and adults. $10. Dark to 9:30pm FS, to 9pm Sun.
37 Eddy Street, Norton, MA.508-285-6451. more
|Haunted Hay Rides @ Thyme & Ewe Farm||Claremont, NH|
688 Chesnut St, Claremont, NH.603-542-1746. more
|Kimball Farm Haunted Maze||Haverhill, MA|
|978 521-3990. more|
|Davis Farmland Halloween Maze & Fright Nights||Sterling, MA|
|Halloween Party @ Connors Farm Corn Maze||Danvers, MA|
|30 Valley Road (Rt. 35), Danvers, MA.978-777-1245. more|