Attractions

Chambers of Terror

    • 57 Wharf Street
      Salem, MA 01970
      978-741-0002
  • 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

Carnival

    • Derby Street
      Salem
  • 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.

CinemaSalem

  • 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

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 CinemaSalem.


    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!

Historic New England’s Phillips House

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

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.

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
      Salem
      978-745-9500
      pem.org
  • PEM features unrivaled collections from New England and around the world, special exhibitions, and historic properties, including an 18th-century Chinese mechant's home.

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 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! YouTube.com/TheSalemWitchMuseum

    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.

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.