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Hocus Pocus Tours

#2 of 30 Tours in Salem
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Address: 176 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3701
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Capture the historic spirit of Salem's yesteryear on this award winning,...

Capture the historic spirit of Salem's yesteryear on this award winning, daily, 90-minute walking tour. Hear stories of intriguing people, discover the truth about Salem's infamous Witch Trial Hysteria, experience the authentic story of Salem's most notorious murder, and find out what locations were used in the movie Hocus Pocus.

More than fifteen stops dot the tour route, including Salem's old jail -- a one-time residence for the Boston Strangler, the site of the Old Witch Gaol (prison), the Witch Trial Memorial, the field where Giles Corey was pressed to death, and the cemetery where a Witch Trial magistrate is buried.

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Excellent tour of Salem

A wonderful tour of a very historic city. Susan, the guide was extremely knowledgeable about all the land marks in town and her passion came through in her story telling. We... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Joseph C
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful tour of a very historic city. Susan, the guide was extremely knowledgeable about all the land marks in town and her passion came through in her story telling. We stopped at quite a few places but not once was there a dull moment. She kept us engaged by asking questions and she had answers for any question we... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was raining the entire tour, but we moved along and found dry places to stand. Although it would have been easier without bringing a 6 year old (who wanted to be held and had no dry places to sit in the rain), she still had a good time. My teenager really enjoyed the interesting stories and walking tour. It... More 

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Hampstead, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Husband and Wife team take you through an exciting tour of Salem Witch Trials. The tour was fun and informative and I learned so much about the town that we were visiting! I highly recommend this tour if passing through Salem. If you love the movie Hocus Pocus you will really enjoy this one! Ended the tour with a fun... More 

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Thank Amyshiphair1
Madison, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was great and very informative. Susan was our guide and she did an amazing job I would definitely recommend taking this tour while ur in town!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic tour!!! I thought it was executed brilliantly. Not only was it interesting, it made you think. Thanks for the great tour!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Susan and Rich are amazing!!! Their tour was so wonderful! Susan is so engaging, lively and perfectly timed. She really knows how to leave you on the edge of your seat wanting more. The tour had a perfect mix of Salem history and folklore. I learned so much about the city and its history I wanted more! Then, as an... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful 90 mins on this tour of Salem despite the rain. Susan was a wonderful historical storyteller and both her and Rich were excellent guides. The tour moves through the downtown area focusing on both 1600s witchcraft and more recent histories. We'd suggest seeing the House of Seven Gables before the tour.

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Thank caitlanellen
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

I highly recommend Hocus Pocus tours! The tour itself was very informative, interesting and thorough. The tour guides, Susan and Richard, were fabulous from beginning to end-- they offered hand and foot warmers for everyone before beginning the walking tour, and at the end they went out of their way to recommend restaurants in the area, give us directions and... More 

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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I really don't know what I can add to the list of reviews that are already on here. Susan and Rich are by far the best tour guides I have had the pleasure of listening to in Massachusetts. We were 4 in our group...myself, my daughter and two of our friends. We decided to do the Hocus-Pocus tour it was... More 

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Reviewed 21 March 2017

We did this tour over St Paddy's weekend and it was great! 10/10, do recommend! Susan and Rich were not only very knowledgeable, but also super friendly guides. They take you through the town of Salem, giving you a brief history lesson on the witch hysteria, brutal crimes committed, local hauntings, local buildings, a few of the Hocus Pocus movie... More 

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