HALLOWEEN MUSEUMS, GALLERIES, AND 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

SugarMynt Gallery 810 Meridian Avenue South Pasadena, CA SugarMynt Schedule www.sugarmynt.com Haunted Haddonfield 2020 Opening Night: September 12. You must ...
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Icons of Darkness Exhibition

Icons of Darkness Exhibition

2020 Info: The opening has been delayed indefinitely, and tickets are being refunded.  At this point it is not certain ...
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Nights of the Jacks 2018 Review

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

2020 Halloween: This year, Nights of the Jack converts to a drive-through experience in response to safety concerns about the ...
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Sorrowful Soirée

Sorrowful Soirée (formerly Beyond the Grave Tours) Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum 15415 East Don Julian Road, City of Industry, ...
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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.

Dearly Departed Horror Film Location Tour

2020 Update: Due to Covid-19, Dearly Departed is not currently offering public tours, but private single-group tours can be arranged ...
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Dungeon of Doom: Monsters, Mummies, and Mayhem

2020 Update: Until further notice, the Hollywood Museum is closed due to Covid-19 pandemic Dungeon of Doom: Monsters, Mummies & ...
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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 2020 Dates: The Fullerton Museum ...
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Welcome to Haddonfield 5 SugarMynt

Haunted Haddonfield

SugarMynt Gallery 810 Meridian Avenue South Pasadena, CA SugarMynt Schedule www.sugarmynt.com Haunted Haddonfield 2020 Opening Night: September 12. You must ...
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Heritage Square Museum Halloween and Mourning Tours

2020 Update: Heritage Square Museum presents an outdoor version of its annual Halloween tour, titled Oh, What a Beautiful Mourning ...
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Hollywood Forever Cemetery Walking Tour

Hollywood Forever Cemetery 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90038 www.adsla.org (323) 469-1181 2020 Date & Hours: Not listed. The Art ...
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Icons of Darkness Exhibition

Icons of Darkness Exhibition

2020 Info: The opening has been delayed indefinitely, and tickets are being refunded.  At this point it is not certain ...
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Long Beach Historical Cemetery Tour 2014: Rhea

Long Beach Historical Cemetery Tour

2020 Date: The annual Historical Cemetery Tour has not been scheduled, due to Covid-19 pandemic Long Beach Historical Cemetery Tour ...
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Nights of the Jacks 2018 Review

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

2020 Halloween: This year, Nights of the Jack converts to a drive-through experience in response to safety concerns about the ...
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Paramount Pictures After Dark Tour: Tales from the Other Side

2020 Halloween Dates:  None Listed. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all Paramount Studios tours are on hold until further notice. Paramount ...
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Sorrowful Soirée

Sorrowful Soirée (formerly Beyond the Grave Tours) Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum 15415 East Don Julian Road, City of Industry, ...
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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 Haunted House 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    

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