Salem Is One Of Massachusetts’s Best Halloween Towns To Visit This Fall

When in comes to Halloween, one town in Massachusetts does it bigger and better than anywhere else in the country. We’re talking about Salem, of course. This historic town has a spooky history that goes back hundreds of years and is a community that isn’t afraid to embrace the weird side of life. Every year, this charming seaside town transforms into a terrifying wonderland. Get ready to experience the best Halloween town in Massachusetts!


Click here for the Haunted Happenings event calendar. For one of the coolest Halloween experiences in Salem, check out this haunted boat ride.

What are your favorite Halloween events in Massachusetts? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Best Halloween Town in Massachusetts

September 18, 2019

What are the best Halloween events in Massachusetts?

When it comes to Halloween events in Massachusetts, Salem’s Haunted Happenings is just the beginning. Massachusetts is also home to some stellar family-friendly events. Bring the kiddos out to downtown Pittsfield’s trick or treat night. This annual event provides kids and families a safe and spooky atmosphere for collecting candy. Put on your favorite costume and stuff your face full of sweets. This delightful event will put a smile on everyone’s faces. If you’re looking for something more frightening, leave the kids at home and venture to the Black As Midnight Halloween Ball in Marblehead. Here, you can dance the night away and drink special Halloween-themed cocktails. There’s even a costume contest! You won’t want to miss this.

What are the best haunted houses in Massachusetts?

Barrett’s Haunted Mansion will definitely get your adrenaline rushing. This spooky attraction is located in Abington, and it’s full of frightening sights. In addition to the ghoulish creatures and bone-chilling music, Barret’s Haunted Mansion hosts special themed nights. Are you brave enough to explore the house in complete darkness? You can test your wits at this one-night-only event. Ghost Ship Harbor is another terrifying attraction. Head to Boston and explore 100,000 square feet of scary thrills.

What is the scariest place in Massachusetts to visit around Halloween?

In addition to Salem, Fall River is a scary place to visit during Halloween. This town is home to the infamous Lizzie Borden House. If you’re really up for a scare, you can spend the night here. It’s now a bed and breakfast, but don’t be fooled. This isn’t your typical cozy night out. The owners of this inn have placed photos from the murders all throughout the place.

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