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Hocus Pocus Tours

Address: 164 Essex St., Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: +1 781-248-2031
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Ranked #1 of 41 Activities in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Capture the historic spirit of Salem's yesteryear on this award winning, daily, 90-minute walking...
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Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This tour is a must when in Salem! Its light hearted, fun and a perfect way to see the town. Susan and Rich are excellent tour guides. Their passion for Salem is passed onto the group as they tell stories of past and present Salem. They even gave us hand and toe warmers to keep us cozy on route!A lovely... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

this was one tour I was looking forward to after reading the reviews. Susan and Rich are the perfect guides. Very intriguing. The 90 minutes flew by. Well worth it.

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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I arrived in Salem ready to explore and that we did. Susan and her husband rich are truly passionate about this city....they were amazing tour guides and so accommodating even letting us stop for some AMAZING hot chocolate (it was freeeeeezing no exaggeration ) and they even provided hand and foot warmers!!. I left Salem knowing so much about the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Susan and Rich provided an excellent tour of Salem. They clearly have a passion for the history of Salem. I liked that they discussed more than just the Salem witch trials (but there was plenty of information shared about this). Information was provided about historical crimes in the town and the architecture of the buildings, all of which was very... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Susan and Rich are such wonderful tour guides. They exude passion to what they are telling us about. We learned more than we could have expected. Thank you so much for such a great time and all the new fascinating knowledge of Salem we now have.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

I am so glad that I found this tour for my boyfriend and I on our trip to Salem yesterday. We were greeted so warmly by Susan and her husband Richard and even offered us heating pads for our hands and feet! Which is so hospitable and smart of them to do because it was soo cold at night! Anywhoo,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a must do tour if you're in Salem. Susan (our guide) was just brilliant guiding us through the streets of Salem, bringing history to life with her stories. I only knew the basics coming to Salem and to be honest it was the witch trials that brought me here. But we left with some much more interesting knowledge... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This tour was great. It was cold and they gave us hand and feet warmers. The guide and her husband were full of history and helpful with recommendations of things to see and do.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I arranged this tour as part of a fun group event during a business meeting in Salem this past October, and it was fantastic. My co-workers and I all thoroughly enjoyed the blend of history and hauntings, and absolutely adored Susan and her husband, who made the excursion fun and enjoyable despite the wind and rain. Susan is a passionate... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This tour was great fun and looked at the history of Salem without pandering to the Witchety side of things. We learned loads and Susan was a great narrator, keeping us engaged for the whole 90 minutes. Of course we also learned about the witch trials and the poor innocents who were killed during the mass hysteria of the time.... More 

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