Get Your Haunt On

Four ways to experience the good kind of scares in and around the city


It’s officially fall – for some of us, this simply means changing leaves, pumpkin pie, and sweater season. But for the thrill-seekers, it’s also time for everything spooky and scary in honor of Halloween. Whether it’s a skin-tingling tour downtown or a terrifying maze just outside city limits, we’ve got you covered with a selection of local haunts – if you can handle them. 

Haunted Boat Tours
You might be familiar with Providence River Boat tours, but Wednesdays through the end of October, their usual ride gets a spooky twist. The dark water, cobblestone walkways, and centuries-old architecture provide a fitting backdrop for stories of Providence’s not-so-dearly departed denizens. 

Slater Park Haunted Tunnel
This 200-foot concrete maze houses nine rooms, each designed to bring one of your worst nightmares to life. When you’ve made it out alive, wander their additional attractions, including a cemetery, industrial corn maze, and pumpkin patch. 

The Haunted Labyrinth
This is the longest-running haunted house in New England and after 35 years, it’s safe to say they’ve mastered the art of the perfect scare. You’ll get lost in twists and turns full of various nightmares, complete with strobe lights, frightening characters, and dead-ends sure to leave your heart pumping. It’s hard to believe the entire thing is housed in a youth center. 

Providence Ghost Tour
If you’re looking for horror with a side of history, then this lantern-led walking tour is the perfect fit. Learn about the local legends and things that go bump in the night. Food trucks are added on Fridays for Ghosts and Grub.