– By Martini Severin The fall and Halloween seems to call for hot cider and scary stories. If you’re a fan of the scary stories, why not take it a step further and visit one of the many Haunted Houses in Massachusetts? That is of course, if you dare.CBS Boston Insider Tips: Keep in mind dates and times vary for each venue so head to the website for more details. And most haunted houses only accept cash.

(Photo Credit: Barrett’s Haunted Mansion)

Barrett’s Haunted Mansion

1235 Bedford St (Rte 18)
Abington, MA 02351
(781) 871-4573
Opens September 24 – October 30, 2011
Admission: $18 per person

Barrett’s Haunted Mansion will open its doors this fall for the 20th year in a row. Don’t worry, you will feel claustrophobic and spooked since the Haunted House changes every year and the characters change every night. With tours limited to 6 people at a time, it will be hard to hide behind a stranger to escape the ghouls or crazy clowns that roam this haunted mansion. Barrett’s only accepts cash, though there is an ATM on site. The line can get a little long, with a wait up to 1.5 hours at times. If you would like to skip the line, there are VIP tickets available for an additional $20. You can also go behind-the-scenes on Saturdays in October between 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. As you can imagine Barrett’s is not recommended for children under 7.

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Factory of Terror

33 Pearl Street
Fall River, MA
Tickets for adults $20, for children $15

Over 35 rooms, 100 hundred years of history, underground tunnels, 30 professional horror film actors, this abandoned factory will bring your nightmares to life. Be sure to bring comfortable shoes, this factory is seriously big. It is wheelchair accessible and allows kids – but definitely use your parental discretion. Bring a friend with you particularly since you can save a few dollars by purchasing tickets online.

(Photo Credit: BraintreeHauntedHouse.com)

Braintree Haunted House

24 Plain Street
Braintree, MA
(781) 848-6582
Admission: $5

For those of you who are looking for less of a scare, Braintree Haunted House runs three nights as the main fundraiser for two of Braintree’s elementary schools. There is even a “Not so Scary” Haunted House designed for younger children (check the website for more information), though on regular nights the fright factor is higher for adult audiences. In the case you need it, babysitting is available. Beware, the Braintree Haunted House does only accept cash.

(Photo Credit: WitchsWoods.com)

Witch’s Woods

79 Powers Road
Westford, MA
(978) 692-3033
September 29 – October 31, 2011
General Admission: $30.00
Group rates start at $22 per person

What lurks in the woods? Find out by visiting Witch’s Woods Haunted Hayride and Halloween Screampark. Take a 20 minute haunted hayride that is fraught with attacks from witches, zombies, ghouls and other worldly creatures. If you do survive the hayride, you can risk your life by visiting one of the three haunted houses near Witch’s Woods. Your general admission ticket will allow you access to Castle Morbid, Nightmare Mansion and the Keeper’s Crypt that are filled with dungeons, gremlins and ghosts. Oh my!

(Photo Credit: Hauntedboston.com)

Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

Boston, MA
(617) 605-3635
Tours leave nightly at 8pm
Adults: $18.00
Senior: $15.00 (over 62)
Youth: $13.00 (under 16)

If you don’t have time to drive to one of the haunted houses mentioned above, indulge in a Haunted Boston Ghost Tour. In this 90-minute tour, you will become better acquainted with the historic and haunted streets of Boston. Every town is full of secrets, come learn Boston’s. Reservations are required.

Martini blogs on the Boston fashion scene at BeyondBostonChic.com. She goes in search of the latest trends and snaps shots of men and women around the city who really understand style.

Comments (3)
  1. 365thingsouthshore says:

    http://www.365thingssouthshore.com/2011/09/25/haunted-houses-and-halloween-activities-south-of-boston-2011/ has a listing of Haunted houses and other Halloween activities for the South Shore

  2. Glenn says:

    Lakeville Haunted house in Lakeville MA is amazing! Only $10 and it takes 50 minutes to walk through! They do an amazing job. Check them out on the web at http://www.lakevillehauntedhouse.com or find them on Hauntworld.com

  3. andrew says:

    you guys left out a bunch of haunted houses, in foxboro there is the orpheum house of horrors http://www.baycolonyproductions.com/

    mansfield there is mansfield haunted hollows http://www.mansfieldhauntedhollows.com

    and then there is spooky world in new hampshire and fear at fenway in fenway.

    there is also about 20 others you guys are missing

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