Halloween Events in Salem, Massachusetts

More than 250,000 people visit Salem, Massachusetts annually to explore all the city has to offer during Halloween. October is one of the best times to visit Salem, Massachusetts, the “witch town” known for its sinister past and spooky aura.

Read on to learn more about the haunted happenings taking place throughout the entire month of October in Salem, Massachusetts:

Mahi-Mahi Halloween Cruises Aboard The Hannah Glover

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Ready for a BOOs Cruise like no other? This 90-minute tour takes riders across the haunted coastlines of Salem, Marblehead, Beverly and the remote Misery Islands. The cruise features fortune telling, spooky photo ops, face painting for kids, a professional storyteller, haunted islands, and living monsters! Oh, and a full bar, grill and DJ spinning the spookiest tunes. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume. Ages 21+. Tickets are $20.

Salem Haunted Magic Show


St. Peter’s Church will present the Salem Haunted Magic Show, a live 75-minute show filled with a unique blend of inconceivable stunts, bizarre demonstrations, dark comedy, and audience participation. With the help of some unconventional creatures. Enjoy the thrills and chills of a traditional haunted house in an interactive theatrical experience! The show offers something for everyone – classic magic, weird sideshow stunts, hypnotic mind reading and disturbing ghostly illusions. Tickets can be ordered via phone: 1-888-340-3584.

Ghost Busted Haunted Dinner Theater

Ready for a spooktacular night you will never forget? Consider taking the family to “Ghostbusted” playing at the historic Hawthorne Hotel or the famous Finz Restaurant in Salem this fall. Enjoy dinner (an all-you-can-eat buffet!) at 7:00 pm on select Friday and Saturday evenings at the Hawthorne Hotel and Finz Restaurant in Salem. Tickets cost $59.95 for adults and $39.95 for kids ages 8-12.

The Dark of Night

Original ghost stories told in Salem’s 1630 Village at Forest River Park. Three different  stories shared by costumed storytellers inside three different cottages. This is a must-see event for those lucky enough to experience the village in October. Seating is limited! Tickets are $12.00

Spirit of the Gables

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Guilt! Greed! Revenge! Step into the world of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “House of the Seven Gables.” Watch as his troubled characters haunt the mansion’s halls, entangled in a family curse. Taking place select evenings from now through Halloween, performances begin every five minutes in The House of the Seven Gables and last approximately 35 minutes. Tickets are $15.

Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery


Ready for a cheap thrill? For only $8, guests can gain entry to Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery. A small museum and inexpensive attraction, also horror fans will delight in Count Orlok’s spooky offerings. The gallery features life-reproductions, and in some cases, the actual props used in Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy films. The gallery will also be hosting haunted houses on select evenings, so check out their Facebook page for more information.

Are you ready to experience a haunted Halloween? Have you had an opportunity to visit the spooky attractions in Salem, Massachusetts? Share your frightening favorites in the comment section below.