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Melissa’s Blog

Melissa’s Blog

Halloween will be here before you know it. And if you’re already in the Halloween spirit because it is October, we have some places you must visit immediately. Well, that is if you enjoy visiting places that are proven to be haunted. We have gotten some help from Boston Ghosts at to find the top haunted places in Massachusetts. But before we list them, let’s take a look at what constitutes a place being haunted.

If you ask the definition or go to Wikipedia, they will tell you the definition of a haunted house or place is: “perceived as being inhabited by disembodied spirits of the deceased who may have been former residents or were otherwise connected with the property.” And in general, Massachusetts is considered one of the most haunted states in the country. This is mostly due to the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. So you will notice there are many places in Salem, MA on this list. Being haunted also brings interest to people who are curious about the paranormal. In this realm, there are several locations in Massachusetts holding paranormal investigation parties and dinners if you will. You can get a complete list of those HERE.

These type of lists of the most haunted places in Massachusetts pop up each year. There are many consistencies in them year to year. You’ll notice that remains true for 2023. So if you’re making your plans to scare the crap out of your significant other, your friends, your family or yourself, you must check out one of these places. Just make sure you PLAN AHEAD. Many of these locations have tours and they fill up fast. So without further delay, these are the 7 most haunted places in Massachusetts. Enjoy yourselves and most importantly, have fun. Happy Halloween everyone. Make it a good one!

  • #7 The Hawthorne Hotel

    This historic hotel is located in Salem, MA. Good luck getting a room this year. They typically book months even years in advance. In 1970, Elizabeth Montgomery, her real-life husband Bill Asher stayed in this hotel while filming for the show “Bewitched.”

  • #6 Hockomock Swamp

    It’s a 16,950-acre land is considered the largest freshwater swamp in the state.  Reasons it’s considered haunted: It’s considered part of the infamous “Bridgewater triangle” which is an area in southeastern MA loaded with paranormal phenomenon, big foot sightings and giant snakes. 

  • #5 King's Chapel Burial Ground

    King’s Chapel Burying Ground is a historic graveyard on Tremont Street in Boston. There are headstones dating back to the 1700s and several paranormal things have been seen there including floating figures. 

  • #4 The Joshua Ward House

    This is a historic house in Salem. A federal style brick house, built in 1784, is one of the first brick houses in Salem.  There have been numerous ghosts and witches reported to have been seen here. You can read the full history of the Joshua Ward House HERE. 

  • #3 Lizzie Borden House

    This house is considered and is the self proclaimed “America’s greatest unsolved murder mystery, which took place on August 4, 1892.” , Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally killed here by presumably Lizzie Borden using a hatchet. You probably have heard the infamous limeric “Lizzie Borden took an ax And gave her mother forty whacks, And when she saw what she had done, She gave her father forty-one.” 

  • #2 SK Pierce Mansion

    The Sylvester K. Pierce House, also known as the SK Pierce Victorian Haunted Mansion or just the Victorian Haunted Mansion, is an historic house at 4 West Broadway in Gardner, Massachusetts. There have been reports of hauntings here over the years. It was never the scene of a crime. It was actually the dream home of a business man. Both of this man’s wives died in the home. Five people died in the home over the years. 

  • #1 Ropes Mansion

    Ropes Mansion in Salem, MA is considered the most haunted place in Massachusetts. It’s located on Essex Street. Members of the Ropes family died inside the home tragically over the years. This house was also the location for the 1993 movie Hocus Pocus.

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