Chambers of Terror

    • 57 Wharf Street
      Salem, MA 01970
  • Salem’s only truly scary haunted house!  Halloween has grown weak. A once terrifying celebration of all things creepy and ghoulish has been reduced to a shadow of its former self. We’re bringing scary back!

    Open Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm

    Friday-Sunday 10am-10pm

4-D Haunted House at Salem Time Machine

  • Live actors. Scary. Scenes from Olde Salem. 3-D glasses. Black lights. Save with Ghost Tour.

4-D Haunted Adventure at Salem Time Machine

  • Ten Scenes of Olde Salem. 3-D Glasses. Black-Lights. Audio. NO ACTORS. Save with Ghost Tour.

Arts After Hours presents “The Texas Chainsaw Musical”

  • Based on events that inspired the film, this hilarious bloodbath proves love really hurts. Book by Christopher Minori, Music/Lyrics by Cory Bytof. October 9 - 31st


    • Derby Street
  • Take a spin on the rides and test your skill at the games at the annual Haunted Happenings Carnival, presented by Fiesta Shows.

    October 16 - 31. Monday – Friday 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Saturdays, Sundays and Halloween Noon – 10:00 PM.


  • Find out the whole truth about your two most pressing Salem questions: What is THE HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN and what really happened in THE TRUE 1692? These two great 3D short films will entertain and inform you at CinemaSalem.

Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery

  • With continuous yearly additions, this UNIQUE Cinematic Wax Museum is like no other Salem Attraction! Boasting over 60 life-sized professionally made characters by over 35 Hollywood Special Effects Artists! Museum turns into Salem's most Terrifying Haunted House Experience October weekends with ghouls waiting for you around every darkened corner! SPECIAL GUESTS IN OCTOBER! Part of the GraveHopper Pass. Museum is TOP RATED on Tripadvisor.

History Alive! Proudly presents the 24th season of Cry Innocent: The People vs. Bridget Bishop

  • The year is 1692. Bridget Bishop is accused of witchcraft and you are on the Puritan jury. Hear the testimony. Cross-examine the witnesses. Decide the outcome. Live, interactive, critically-acclaimed. Play your part in history!

Discover Gloucester

  • Go just north of Salem for 60+ restaurants with the freshest seafood; whale watching, schooner and harbor tours; art, culture, music & fun every night & day of the week!

Fountain Stage

  • Free live music on October weekends and Halloween. Presented by The Gathering at Salem.

Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre

  • Join us at Gallows Hill this October for a full moth of shows, activities and events, including outdoor entertainment and face painting on weekends. Visit our website for info and tickets.

    Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre Main Show: Don’t miss our five star rated witchcraft & Ghost Experience! Running daily in October.

    Ghosts & Legends Trolley: Board the Ghosts & Legends Trolley and get ready for a frightening, amusing, and entertaining ride! Our sinister guide takes you on a journey through the darkened streets of Salem to hear stories of witches, ghosts, murder and more.

    Tales & Ales: Join Sir Arthur Hennessey in the intimacy of the darkened theatre as he recounts two terrifying tales of ghosts and madness,  brought to life on stage by the master storyteller. This chilling late night special event includes complimentary samplings of  three local ales before the presentation.

    Professor Wunders School of Magic: A live, interactive show for the whole family, with magic, comedy, audience participation and fun special effects! Great for families. Every child receives a magic glow ring as a gift before the show! Free pictures with The Wizard.

    Rory Raven’s Magic Lantern Tour:  Filled with history, ghosts & murder, this tour stands out from the crowd using "magic lantern effects" that bring the stories to life.  Enjoy a flute of champagne before each tour, toasting the departed! Tour is limited to 45 people!

    Hysterical Medium at Large: Salem's comedic "psychic" (Boston comic Mark Scalia) performs an evening of side splitting entertainment, fumbling through mind reading, fortune telling and more!

    Pirates and Privateers Walking Tour. Raise your Jolly Roger and explore the hidden world of Salem's pirates and privateers. Complimentary shot glass souvenir is yours to keep.

    The Legendary History of Salem Tour. Stroll through Historic Salem with author and historian Rory Raven and discover Salem's vast and legendary history.

Golden Girls Live On Stage! (An All-Male Drag Parody) The Lost Halloween Episode

  • Original company from NYC (since 2002) returns to Salem in a benefit for nAGLY.  Everyone’s favorite sitcom seniors find themselves in Salem for Halloween.  1/2 off Tickets with code: HAUNTED

Haunted Dinner Theatre presents, Shipwrecked!

  • An interactive tableside buffet dinner show with a family friendly, comic mystery and music. 2015 show: pirates come together to solve the mystery of a doomed vessel and its treasure.

The Haunted Salem Magic Show

  • Live magic, mind reading, & witch hysteria performance every weekend in October! Tickets from $20. Matinee and evening performances! The Only Haunted Magic Show in Salem. Performances take place at St. Peter's Church Hall

    The Ghost of Arthur Chase: A Live Seance: An interactive, full length, live seance. Reservations are Extremely limited to only 12 guests per seance. Each Friday & Saturday seances will take place @ 10:30PM & Sunday & Monday Oct 12 @ 8:30PM

Salem Wax Museum and its Haunted Neighborhood

  • Celebrating over 20 years, an open gallery of notable figures of 1692 depicted by London-made figures. Boost a brand new gift shop. Muliple attraction discount available at the Haunted Neighborhood. Open daily.


    Salem Wax Museum of Witches & Seafarers Salem’s Original. Come Face to face with notable figures of 1692 depicted by life like London made wax figures.


    Salem Witch Village A mystical journey led by practicing witches separating the myths and reality of witchcraft in the ancient and modern world.


    Haunted Witch Village Salem’s largest Haunted House. After the Witches leave the Village the darker side of our maze comes alive and scares all who dare!


    Frankenstein’s Castle Voted Salem’s best Haunted House. Step into the dungeon and enter the notorious chambers of Dr. Frankenstein.


    The Candlelit Ghostly Tour A walking tour through the streets of Historic Salem’s most haunted houses. Learn the history and horror of the Witch City.


    Within the Witching Hour A live spell casting presentation by a practicing witch that takes you through all the steps of creating a magical circle for you to release your own spell.


    Graveyard Walking Tour Take a closer look at the second oldest cemetery in the country, The Charter Street Burying Point, and the legendary figures who are buried there!

Hawthorne Hotel’s 25 Annual Halloween Party

  • Think classic horror during "A Night to Dismember" Three floors of music, dancing, and the biggest costume contest in Salem.

Historic New England’s Phillips House

  • Visit the Phillips House and learn about five generations of life in Salem.


    Thursdays at Twilight: Wine, hors d'oeuvres, historic films and twilight tours.
    October 8 & October 15 at 5:00pm and 6:00pm

History and Hops at the Lynn Museum

  • October 18 at 7pm

    Sample local beer, create themed art, with live music and demostrations by home brewers!

House of the Seven Gables

  • Discover a house made famous by fiction. Admission includes guided tours, Hawthorne’s birthplace, gardens and museum store. Continuous tours daily 10:00am – 7:00pm; 6pm on Spirits/Legacy evenings.

    Special October Events on October 9,10,11,16,17,23,24,30,31

    Legacy of the Hanging Judge: Relive the events of the infamous Salem Witch Trials, played out in Nathaniel Hawthorne's Birthplace. Encounter the tormented, the accused and their accusers in this captivating theatrical experience.

    Spirits of the Gables: Guilt! Greed! Revenge! Enter the world of Nathaniel Hawthorne's burdened characters from his classic The House of the Seven Gables; as they haunt the hallways of their eerie mansion.

New England Pirate Museum

  • Features a guided tour where you will visit a re-created dock side village, cave and pirate ship and experience the adventures of New England’s sea-robbers. Save $8.00 per person with a combination ticket to Witch Dungeon Museum, Witch History Museum and Pirate Museum. Open 7 days a week 10am-5pm.
    Extended Hours for October:

    October 10, 16, 18, 25 & Nov 1: 10am - 6pm

    October 23: 10am - 7pm

    October 17: 10am - 8pm

    October 24, 30, & 31: 10am - 9pm

Peabody Essex Museum

    • 161 Essex Street
  • PEM features unrivaled collections from New England and around the world, special exhibitions, and historic properties, including an 18th-century Chinese mechant's home.

    Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen: PEM presents the first major American exhibition of Theo Jansen's famed kinetic sculptures. Dynamic and interdisciplinary, Jansen's Strandbeests ("beach animals") blur the lines between art and science, sculpture and performance. Visit at the PEM from September 19-January 31

    October 15 at 6:00pm
    PEM/PM: Small Worlds: Celebrate all things small in the world - from Tiny Houses to metro-museums. Inspired by PEM's new exhibition Sizing it Up: Scale in Nature and Art

Salem in 1630: Pioneer Village

  • America’s first living history museum, the village features examples of colonial architecture: dugouts, wigwams, thatched roof cottages, the Governor’s Faire House, culinary and medicinal gardens, and a
    blacksmith's forge

Salem Harvest Fest

  • October 17th: Two Sessions at 2:00pm and 5:30pm

    Salem's largest Wine, Mead and Craft Beer Festival! Advance tickets: $25, at the door: $30

Salem Witch Hunt: Examine the Evidence

  • Re-enactors and renowned scholars create a riveting 35-minute film on the events leading up to, during and after the infamous Salem Witch Trials; features authentic sites and documents from 1692.


Salem Witch Museum

  • The Salem Witch Museum presents one of the most tragic and enduring events in American history... The Witch Hysteria of 1692. Interest in what happened 300 years ago remains high and in fact keeps growing.

    Our exhibit: Witches: Evolving Perceptions traces the myths of this mysterious religion. From midwives and healers to witch hunts and Wiccans. Do you believe in witches? Don’t answer until you see Salem’s Most Visited Museum.

    Visit our YouTube Channel for the latest episode of Witch Trials Weekly, a video blog highlighting the events that took place each week during 1692!

    Hours: Open daily, year round: 10:00am-5:00pm

    October Extended Hours:
    10:00am-7pm  October 4, 12, 18, 25
    10:00am-10pm  October 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17
    10:00am-Midnight  October 23, 24, 25, Halloween

Salem Witch Trials Memorial

  • Symbolically located behind the Old Burying Point, this is a somber place of remembrance for those condemned in 1692. The Memorial underwent a complete restoration in 2012.

Tent Talks

  • Thursdays at Noon

    Presented by the Salem Award Foundation for Human Rights and Social Justice, these 15 minute talks bring visibility to the issues of human rights and social justic in contemporary society.

The Breakfast Club Movie & Molly Ringwalf in Person

  • October 17th at 8pm

    Enjoy the 30th anniversary screening of everyone's favorite coming of age "dramedy", The Breakfast Club, followed by discussion with Molly Ringwald herself!

The Official Salem Witches’ Halloween Ball

  • Warlocks Christian Day and Brian Cain host the world's most magical Halloween party. DJ, psychics, prizes!

Throwback Thursday! “Samantha Bewitches Salem”

  • October 1 at 6:30pm

    Join aurthor Peter Alachi for a lecture that follows the journey of the Bewitched cast and crew through Salem and Gloucester, examining the impact the show had on Salem. Admission is $10

Witch Dungeon Museum

  • An award winning live re-enactment of a 1692 witch trial plus a guided tour through the dungeon. Save $8.00 per person with a combination ticket to Witch Dungeon Museum, Witch History Museum and
    Pirate Museum.Open 7 days a week 10am-5pm.

    Haunted Happenings: Extended Hours for October
    10 am - 6 pm: October 10, 16, 18, 25, Nov 1
    10 am - 7 pm: October 23
    10 am - 8 pm: October 17
    10 am - 9 pm: October 24, 30, 31

Witch History Museum

  • The stories of 1692 are told through a historically accurate live presentation and a guided tour downstairs featuring 15 life size scenes. Save $8.00 per person with combination ticket to Witch Dungeon Museum, Witch History Museum and Pirate Museum. Open 7 days a week 10am-5pm.

    Haunted Happenings: Extended Hours for October
    10 am - 6 pm: October 10, 16, 18, 25, Nov 1
    10 am - 7 pm: October 23
    10 am - 8 pm: October 17
    10 am - 9 pm: October 24, 30, 31

Witch House

  • The 17th Century home of Witchcraft Trials Judge Jonathan Corwin. Salem’s only remaining structure with direct ties to the tragic events of 1692. Explore architecture, furnishings and lifestyle of the Corwin
    family. Also trial history, strange remedies and superstition in early colonial Salem.

    Open daily 10-5. Some extended hours in October.