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Hocus Pocus Tours

164 Essex St., Salem, MA 01970
781-248-2031
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Ranked #1 of 30 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We had a great time! Got into town later than we expected (flat tire) and wanted to get in as much as we could. Walked around on our own for an hour, then decided on our first guided tour. Fully expecting some campy "witches are people too" rhetoric that would send me to the chancellery rail for hours on Sunday.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We are from Australia and contacted the company by phone to make a reservation (we were staying in Boston). Susan called us back within minutes and was friendly and personable over the phone. She provided us with perfect directions to meet the walking tour as we were catching the train from Boston. Susan and Rich were well informed and knowledgeable... More

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Contact Susan and Rich for a tour! I found them completely by accident. A friend and I visited NY from MN and decided to rent a car and travel to Boston for a short trip. We decided last minute to head to Salem since it wasn't far, and I've always wanted to go. We got there kind of late, but... More

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

If you're looking for goofy spooky stuff and fake witches, this tour is not for you. No, this tour is everything but fake. Susan, the main guide, has an amazing delivery and puts suspense in the story during the entire tour. This is an historical tour, about the tragedy that occured in 1692, when 20 people were executed under accusations... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We are travelling for a month from Vancouver, Canada and have taken quite a few small tours around the New York and New England areas. I did my research before leaving on the trip, looking for locations and tours that would give our kids (12 and 16 year old boys) some informative and entertaining insight into the places we visited.... More

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Chicopee, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was the 4th annual trip to Salem for Rachel and I. The third one where we have done a walking tour of Salem. I was hesitant this time. We had done the ghost tour, done a witch tour, what could possibly be left to learn.I am so glad we did it! This one was the best one of them... More

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We loved our tour with Hocus Pocus, it was informative , visual and interactive. The tour was a great mix of talking, humor and story telling to keep you interested and engaged. Easy walk for all ages.

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West Islip
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

First let me say we loved Susan. She has a wealth of knowledge about Salem. She makes everyone feel welcome and remembered everyone's name in the group. You won't be disappointed. Pointed out places of interest that you may have otherwise overlooked.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Passionate and knowledgable tour guides - made the tour fun and educational! Highly recommend for a date night, friends night out, or just wanting to learn more about Salem while visiting from out of town!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Tour guides were great! Found out so much history and a taste of ghosts. Authentic tour and not a tourist trap like a lot of the others seemed. My friend was in a wheelchair and they went out of their way to make sure she could access everything and even gave us directions and guided us to our next stop... More

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