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Hocus Pocus Tours

164 Essex St., Salem, MA 01970
781-248-2031
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Ranked #1 of 28 activities in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Hocus Pocus Tours is a family owned and operated evening walking tour. On our 90-minute walk, you’ll experience our unmatched passion for Salem’s... more » Owner description: Hocus Pocus Tours is a family owned and operated evening walking tour. On our 90-minute walk, you’ll experience our unmatched passion for Salem’s history. Journey back through time to discover historic facts of intriguing people, peculiar places, and extraordinary events from Salem’s colonial beginnings to present day. Join the thousands of guests from across the globe who have experienced our tour. Let us make your Salem experience entertaining, educational, stress free and magical. Advanced reservations recommended! « less
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St. Louis
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

This tour was amazing! Very interesting information with just the right touch of mystery & ghostly activity without feeling at all like a cheap thrill. Tour guides were great story tellers who were very open to questions. Very intimate feeling (the guides spoke to everyone on a first name basis). What really impressed me was their determination to make everyone... More

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Hamburg, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We loved this tour as it took you to several key places in the city. The tour guides have a true passion for the city and it shines through on the walk. Very interesting and very detailed. I believe this is a must see in salem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I have been to Salem 3 or 4 times before and learned things on this tour that I hadn't heard before. A lot of places tell you the same things but they had lots of other interesting information. It was a great mix of facts and supernatural phenomenon. We really enjoyed Susan's personality and obvious love of Salem. She was... More

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Ventura, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Susan and her husband did a great job! She was very knowledgeable and kind and gives an entertaining and fabulous walking tour of Salem. Had to miss the last ten minutes of the tour because of jet lag sickness (bummer because it was great). If you are only going to do one thing in Salem it should be this tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

This is the first tour like this that we'd been on. It was interesting and informative. Susan was very knowledgeable of all the history in Salem and had a good delivery style to keep everyone interested. After the tour, Susan was nice enough to take the time to advise us on a good place to eat and direct us there... More

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Kawkawlin, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

With so many tours to choose from believe me you won't be disappointed with Hocus Pocus Tours! Susan and Rick (Our tour guides) were awesome! You can tell they are proud of Salem and the history that surrounds. We learned so much about the witch trials and so much more history that we never heard about until the tour. Thank... More

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We took the tour our first night in Salem to get a feel for the city. We had an amazing time! Susan is very knowledgable and her love for her city definitely shines through. It was nice to get know Salem outside of the witch trials. There is a lot of history that has been overshadowed by that fateful year... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I normally wouldn't bother to write a review but had to in this case. The tour was very informative and kept my child's (8yr old) attention. She couldn't wait for the next story. Susan and Rich were the nicest people I ever met and truly cared about everyone in the tour. They went out of their way to make it... More

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Sylvania, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We had a beatiful night for our walking tour with HPT. Susan and Rich's respect an passion for the town and its history was impressive. Our girls (11 and 13) were engaged and thrilled with the tour and how it ended. Thanks for a great tour! Highly recommended!

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Our family takes a history or haunted tour at every vacation destination we visit. This is without a doubt the best city tour yet! Susan has a wealth of knowledge about the Salem area, as well as history in general. She kept everyone engaged the entire walking tour with stories about the houses & buildings we paused in front of,... More

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