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St. John’s Not-So-Spooky Haunted House 2017 in Hingham MA

The St. John’s (Not-So-Spooky) Haunted House in Hingham is the perfect outing for preschool and elementary age kids and includes refreshments and activities in our lower church hall afterward.

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This year’s Haunted House will take place over two weekends:

Friday, October 20 5pm – 7pm

Saturday, October 21 5pm – 7pm

Friday, October 27 5pm – 7pm

Saturday, October 28 5pm – 7pm

Cider, donuts, and crafts. $5 per person or $20 per family

The Episcopal Parish of St. John the Evangelist
172 Main St
Hingham, MA 02043 US


Ghost Ship Harbor 2017 at USS Salem Quincy MA

Ghost Ship Harbor will be held on USS Salem in Quincy for Halloween season 2017.Ghost Ship Harbor 2017 at USS Salem Quincy MA

Ghost Ship Harbor is a totally Immersive Haunted Attraction new to the Boston area in 2016.  When arriving at Ghost Ship Harbor you will feel like you are in an alternate universe.  We have an activation area where you will find our food area, entertainment area serving beer and wine, tarot card reading,‍‍‍ Midway games, VR experience and more.  The Attractions take place on the deck of a 718 foot battleship.  For 2017 we have revamped all of our attractions so it will look and feel brand new.  We have also added a brand new attraction called Fear No Evil!

Fear No Evil 

New for 2017 we are taking you through all things phobia! You will enter the dreams of a little girl named Isabelle who has been having nightmares of epic proportions. Fear no Evil will test any and all phobias while you jump from dream to dream containing clowns, spiders, claustrophobia and many more evil things.


Buying tickets online is cheaper than buying at the event. Tickets on-site start at 34.99‍‍‍

General Admissions buy now 

-Starts at‍‍‍ $29.99 on Select nights

Access to all three new haunted houses

1.) Contagion

2.) Plague

3.) Fear no Evil (brand new for 2017)


United States Naval Ship Building Museum



Quincy, MA 02169

Getting Here- The Ship has moved over 300 yards to a new location, same general area as last year. Go to 551 south street, Quincy, MA 02169 and you will see our parking attendants. You will park in front of the building and its a short walk behind the building to the ship. $5 to park. We have an ATM on site if needed.

Barrett’s Haunted Mansion & Compound 2017 in Abington MA

The 26th season of the Barrett’s Haunted Mansion opens for the 2017 Halloween season on Friday September 22nd and runs thru November 4th.   Barrett's Haunted Mansion & Compound 2017 in Abington MA Halloween


Darkness Unleashed will not be using time slots this season. This will be based on our normal ticket system but with a limited number of tickets available. Coupon and other discounts are NOT valid for Darkness Unleashed event.
16 Years of age or older only.
This event is in the MANSION ONLY. The Compound will not be open on this night.

Tickets are on sale now. Limited tickets available, advanced tickets required. 2 nights only! October  17th and 24th


Get a behind the screams look at our attractions, makeup and costume trailers and more!
SATURDAY’S IN OCTOBER 2-4PM   Tickets  $10


Sunday and Thursday Nights in October eat the Abington Ale House  for $40 special Haunted Menu applies


If you have a VALID ACTIVE MILITARY ID, bring it to our ticket counter Sunday-Thursday and receive FREE admission! Valid for the person with the ID ONLY. Not valid for Darkness Unleashed events.


2017 Tickets are $30 each and cover all attractions.
Skip the ticket line and purchase your tickets online! Just print out your ticket or we can scan it from your smartphone!

We now accept MasterCard, Visa and Discover Card. Sorry, we DO NOT accept American Express at this time. An ATM is also available on site.


Standard tickets are available for purchase online or in our ticket building and cover both attractions.


Do long lines scare you away? Upgrade at anytime to our special “R.I.P. Ticket” and head to a much shorter line! Available anytime. Already purchase your standard ticket? See our ticket booth to upgrade!

$5 Off Coupon

Valid Sunday-Thursday in October. Not to be combined with any other offer and coupons are not accepted for our Darkness Unleashed events. Coupons currently not valid for online ticketing.

Have a smartphone? Simply bring up our coupon on your phone or tablet (below) and show it at the ticket counter! No need to print it. A printable version of the coupon will also be accepted if you do not have a smartphone.

Here is the Calendar


Here are the scarey reviews

Awesome!!!! Darkness Unleashed is unbelievably fantastic. This is our 2nd time experiencing it, and it was 10 times as good!!! There are a lot of haunted attractions out there, but this one truly takes the cake with its originality. You literally SEE NOTHING and in total darkness are led only by a soft glow of a red glow stick. You blindly make your way through with everyone around you touching, grabbing, yelling, pushing you through! It’s terrifying and hilarious all at the same time!!!! The staff were helpful and professional, and all around it was a great time!!! The quality is certainly there and worth the price and we will absolutely be back next year!!! Thanks for the scares!!!

For over 12yrs I have done my best to get here every year. Between the overwhelming attention to detail in the Haunts, as well as the costume design for the actors it makes you stay on edge. My wife and I did their Bite and Fright last night, awesome food and fun for Halloween enthusiasts. Thank you Barretts. No doubt we will be back again next year.

came out on a Sunday this year. They had a great new off call Fright and Bite forYou get a decent sized meal and two haunted attractions all for 30.00 it was the best offer ever. Only offered on Sunday’s  (offer this year on Thursdays and Sundays) . There is always a long wait when you go to this house. Going on a slower night was a better idea. My wait was shorter. They take pride in giving you the best scary experience that they can. The wait is the worst part but it is worth it once you get inside. The work and detail that goes into this house is amazing. There is a new theme every year I go. It has yet to let me down.

Me and my friend came here for the first time this year. We loved it so much, we went through 4 TIMES in a row. And each time it got better and better. We will be coming here year after year. Everyone is nice, and the actors are amazing. By far the most fun I’ve EVER had. Thank you for an amazing experience!!

This place just gets better every year. Both the house and the second attraction (this year “The Compound”) are very well thought out, with characters that are both fascinating and terrifying. I screamed and jumped and laughed all at the same time – I love it!

Barrett’s Haunted House  1235 Bedford St., Abington, MA 02351 (781) 871-4573

Buttonwood Zoo in New Bedford MA

Buttonwood Park Zoo is a great place to visit in the New Bedford Area. It’s a relatively small zoo with 250 animals. The Zoo is very clean, well laid out, and just the right size if you have young children that walking a lot compared to some of  the larger zoos in the area. They have a great bear exhibit and seal exhibit plus they have a lot of farm animals. You can also have your child’s birthday party here as well.


They also have a train that goes around the zoo and a new wildlife carsoul. Both cost extra however the kids will love them.

They have some weekly activities   as well including the Toe Puppet Jam Band.

Upcoming special events




There’s enough thrills and chills for all ages at BOO AT THE ZOO! Grab your favorite costume and join us for an evening of Halloween fun! Climb aboard a spoooooky train ride, stroll down the Trick or Treat trail and take a spin on our wild carousel. Plus, enjoy Halloween themed activities and animal encounters along the way!

Saturday, October 14 – Sunday, October 15
Saturday, October 21 – Sunday, October 22
Friday, October 27 – Monday, October 30
6:00pm – 9:00pm


Zoo Member – $11 for adult /$7 for child
Non-member – $16 for adult/$12 for child
Children under 3 are free
Rides are included in the price of admission


2017  information

Hours & Prices
Summer Hours are
April – October
9:00am – 5:00pm, daily (with the last admission at 4:15pm)
Winter Hours are
November – March
9:00am – 4:00pm, daily (with the last admission at 3:15pm)
The Buttonwood Park Zoo is open year round, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

New Bedford Resident Admission
(Must show proof of New Bedford Residency)
Adult: $7.50
Senior/Student: $6
Child (Ages 3-12): $4.50
Child Under Age 3: FREE
Non-Resident Admission
Adult: $10
Senior/Student: $8
Child (Ages 3-12): $6
Child Under Age 3: FREE


Parking: Free
The Zoo accepts MasterCard, Visa, and Discover at the front gate for ticket purchases and MasterCard, Visa and Discover at the Café and Gift Shop.
Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more with advanced registration. Call (508) 991-6178, ext. 67413 for more information.


Capron Park Zoo & Splash Pad in Attleboro MA

As most of the schools get out for the summer this week we are going to focus on the kids! A great trip for a morning or afternoon is the Capron Zoo in Attleboro! It is smaller so it is NOT an exhausting day trip for either YOU or the kids! Capron Park Zoo & Splash Pad in Attleboro MA

Your little ones will enjoy animals all over the world from Tigers to Birds!  Capron Park Zoo also has a  water splash pad that is included with admission.  The water splash pad is opened during the summer months so bring a swim suits

The zoo has a seperate entrance than the park. The park has a modern fun-looking playground for kids, walkways, picnic areas and a beautiful garden. While you can’t bring your own food into the park the playground is perfect area to have a picnic lunch before or afterwards!


Summer Hours: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Last Admission: 4:00 PM

** PLEASE NOTE: During the winter the zoo maybe closed due to weather or unsafe conditions in the zoo – even if the day seems nice. It is best to CALL AHEAD during the winter months to ensure the Zoo is open!

ATTLEBORO RESIDENTS*: Adults (age 13+) $7.50
Youth (age 3-12) $6.50
Under 3 FREE
Seniors (65+) $5.75
*Proof of residency required
Adults (age 13+) $9.00
Youth (age 3-12) $7.50
Under 3 FREE
Seniors (age 65+) $6.75
All Military (w/ ID): $4.75

Upcoming special events

ZOO BOO Spooktacular 2017

Friday, October 27 at 6 PM – 9 PM

Looking for a not too scary, fun Halloween evening for your family? Come down to Capron Park Zoo! Games and activities for the kids – even a train ride will be out in the zoo to enjoy. You can stop and listen to music or just enjoy enjoy an evening stroll through the zoo. All activities are included in the cost of admission (food/drink is extra).

AVOID THE LINES by purchasing tickets in advance. Tickets will be available OCTOBER 1. $7/adult (age 13+), and $5/child (age 3-12). 2 and under are free of charge

Check out more info at Capron Park Zoo

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