When you’re planning your next city vacation for the family, it’s always a fun idea to check out the spooky hotspots in your destination—especially if you’re traveling around Halloween.
Kids love anything to do with ghosts and haunted houses, and you’ll usually be able to find a few attractions to keep them happy.
Massachusetts is an excellent example of a spooky destination. Home to Salem, scene of the famous witch trials, it’s also got all sorts of spooky attractions you can check out during your time there. Here are some of the best.
We’ll start with the most well-known. Salem is famous the world over for the witch trials. Plays, books, and movies have been made about it, and it’s well worth visiting the famous New England town purely for historical reasons.
But the spooky nature of the town is what will keep the kids entertained, and it is known for its stories of hauntings, ghost sightings, and strange goings-on. It’s only about an hour from Boston, so check it out for yourself and keep your eyes open should you see something scary.
The Pilot House
The Pilot House was an inn that was open back in the 1800s, although it closed its doors a long time ago. Nowadays, it is known for its strange sightings that occur here fairly regularly.
For example, the “Lady in White” haunts the first floor, and you should also listen out for the sound of merrymaking, which locals are said to have heard during the night.
Copp’s Hill Burying Ground
It’s been here since the mid-17th century, which is plenty of time for sightings of the dead to occur, and there are many stories of hauntings include sightings of slaves. It’s a peaceful place to visit, but would you dare to visit after dark?
Cutler Majestic Theater
This theater puts on some great shows and it is well worth visiting for that reason alone. However, you’re sure to hear something during your visit about its resident ghosts.
Scare Yourself in Massachusetts
There are plenty of reasons to visit Massachusetts, including spending time in Boston, one of America’s great cities. But if you like the thought of visiting some haunted places during your stay, you will be spoilt for choice, so make sure you check out some of these places—and keep an eye out for anything strange.