HALLOWEEN MUSEUMS, GALLERIES & TOURS

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Los Angeles Halloween Museum Exhibitions, Art Galleries & Haunted Tours

Here you will find an eclectic list of high-culture and historical Halloween events in Los Angeles: night galleries devoted to macabre painting, photographs, and carvings; museums revealing secrets of death, dying, and spiritualism; historical tours emphasizing the sordid and the supernatural; and midnight ramblings among gravestones in real cemeteries. Whether you enjoy the subtle shivers of wandering through allegedly haunted locations or the refined pleasures of appreciating macabre art, this is the place for you.

The fright factor of these Los Angeles Halloween art galleries, museum exhibitions, and cemetery tours varies widely. Museums use the season to generate interest in customs related to Halloween and beliefs in the afterlife. Cemetery tours tend to be educational in nature, emphasizing history rather than horror. Art galleries may be eerie but seldom frightful, and outdoor art shows of lighted pumpkins can be outright festive.

On this page, you will find:

  • Updates: the latest news about Halloween Museums, Galleries & Tours
  • Best Museums, Galleries & Tours: our recommendations
  • Alphabetical List: established Halloween exhibitions and excursions that return on an annual basis. These link to pages dedicated to events, containing video, photos, and reviews too unwieldy to squeeze onto this page.
  • Year-Round Venues: Museums and Galleries that exhibit horror-themed art year round, making them especially appropriate during the Halloween season.
    One-Shots and Recent Additions: Information on interesting Halloween displays and tours that have yet to establish themselves as perennials.

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Los Angeles Halloween Museums, Galleries & Tours: Updates

Get the latest news about Halloween Art Displays and Tours:

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Best Halloween Museums, Galleries & Tours

Here are the Halloween Museums, Galleries & Tours we recommend. Included are returning events with an established reputation and new ones we have reviewed..

Welcome to Haddonfield 5 SugarMynt

Haunted Haddonfield

Halloween 2021 Update: This year's theme is Trick 'R Treat in Haddonfield. Trick 'R Treat in Haddonfield 2021 Dates & Hours: Currently on view, this is an open-ended engagement with no ...
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Icons of Darkness Exhibition

Icons of Darkness Exhibition

2021 Update: Opening at Last! The Halloween 2020 debut of this horror-themed collection at the Montalbán was cancelled because of the pandemic. Fortunately, the exhibition has found a new home ...
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Nights of the Jacks 2018 Review

Nights of the Jack: A Halloween Jack O’Lantern Experience

2021 Update: After switching to a drive-through during the 2020 pandemic, Nights of the Jack reverts to a walk-through experience for Halloween 2021. Dates & Hours: Wednesdays through Sundays in ...
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Halloween Museums, Galleries & Tours: Alphabetical List

The Museum Exhibitions, Art Galleries & Haunted Tours listed here are predominantly ones that return every Halloween.

Fullerton Museum Haunted Tour Plummer Building

Fullerton Museum Haunted Walking Tours

The Fullerton Museum Center 301 N. Pomona Avenue, Fullerton 92832 (714) 738-6545 Website: Click here 2021 Updates: After closing during ...
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Welcome to Haddonfield 5 SugarMynt

Haunted Haddonfield

Halloween 2021 Update: This year's theme is Trick 'R Treat in Haddonfield. Trick 'R Treat in Haddonfield 2021 Dates & Hours: ...
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Heritage Square Museum Halloween & Mourning Tours

2021 Updates: Heritage Square Museum presents Oh, What a Beautiful Mourning...Cults in Los Angeles in lieu of its traditional Halloween ...
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Hollywood Forever Cemetery Walking Tour

2021 Date & Hours: October 10, 9-11am, leaving at 20-minute intervals. Parking: lot behind the Cathedral Mausoleum in the southeast ...
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Icons of Darkness Exhibition

Icons of Darkness Exhibition

2021 Update: Opening at Last! The Halloween 2020 debut of this horror-themed collection at the Montalbán was cancelled because of ...
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Long Beach Historical Cemetery Tour 2014: Rhea

Long Beach Historical Cemetery Tour

2021 Date: After the 2020 pandemic, the annual Historical Cemetery Tour returns on Saturday, October 30. Hours: 9am-3pm. Tours take ...
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Monsters, Mummies & Mayhem

2021 Update: Tentatively scheduled for October 20-31, pending confirmations from the city regarding pandemic safety protocols. After closing during the 2020 Covid-19 ...
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Nights of the Jacks 2018 Review

Nights of the Jack: A Halloween Jack O’Lantern Experience

2021 Update: After switching to a drive-through during the 2020 pandemic, Nights of the Jack reverts to a walk-through experience ...
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Paramount Pictures After Dark Tour: Tales from the Other Side

2021 Updates:  Due to ongoing concern about the Covid-19 pandemic, all Paramount Studios tours remain on hold until 2022, with ...
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Sorrowful Soirée

2021 Update:  The Sorrowful Soirée is currently not scheduled on the Workman Temple Museum's calendar. Price: Free Homestead Museum's Sorrowful ...
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Los Angeles Halloween Museums, Galleries & Tours: Year-Round Events

Year-round Los Angeles museums and galleries such the Dungeon of Doom in the Hollywood Museum and SugarMynt Gallery (listed above) offer special presentations for Halloween. Also of interest is the Chamber of Horrors in the Hollywood Wax Museum.

Hollywood Wax Museum

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Los Angeles Halloween Art, Exhibits & Tours Not (Yet) On Our Permanent List

The following Halloween Museum Exhibitions, Art Galleries & Haunted Tours were added to our listings in 2019. If they return, we may upgrade them to the main list at a later date.

Carved
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 949-4200
Website: descanso.org

2020 Update: Carved is on hiatus until 2021. Instead, Halloween at Descanso takes place all October, with pumpkin-themed displays and seasonal snacks during regular business hours.

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Halloween Tour
Grier Musser Museum
403 S Bonnie Brae Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 413-1814
2020 Date & Hours: Haunted House Tours on Sunday October 25, 1-4pm; display from September 16 through October 31;
Tickets: tours are $6-12; regular admission is $5-10.
Website: griermussermuseum.org

The Grier Musser Museum’s annual Halloween Haunted House Tour decks out the museum’s 1898 Queen Anne Victorian house with historical Halloween decorations. Refreshments are provided. Tours are available at 1pm & 2:30pm on Sunday, October 25. Halloween memorabilia remains on display from September 16 through October 31.

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Pumpkin Nights
Pomona Fairplex
1101 W. McKinley Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
2020 Dates & Hours: None. The official website has not been updated for this Halloween. The event’s location, Pomona Fairplex is closed due to Covid-19.
Website: pumpkinnights.com/los-angeles

Like Carved and Nights of the Jack, Pumpkin Nights offers an outdoor tour through displays of artfully carved Jack O’Lanterns. Check out our review…

Pumpkin Nights 2019 Review