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Hocus Pocus Tours

164 Essex St., Salem, MA 01970
781-248-2031
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Ranked #1 of 31 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful evening touring with Hocus Pocus. Their passion and love for Salem and her history is evident.

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Norfolk VA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Quite well done. Our tour guides were Susan and her husband Karl. She clearly loves Salem, and kept out a lot of the salaciousness of the supposed "Witch City," and focused instead on the intolerance, ignorance and hysteria that created it. Her presentation was a little rote, but all in all a very good job. We learned ALOT from this... More

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Sharpsville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This was a great tour. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Salem. I would highly recommend taking the tour your first day there and make it one of the first things that you do. We learned a lot and found out about all the things to visit and do, so the next day we had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Got to Salem a little late one night and decided to do a tour. The tour is informative about the actual facts and is I would say the best tour I have done. After the tour concluded we stayed to look at the witch memorial and got some extra facts about it from them. Great time and Great people who... More

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Portland, Oregon
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128 reviews 128 reviews
55 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Susan was our guide and she is amazing. Not only does she make it exciting and interesting for kids, our daughter is almost 13, she gets the adults excited too! We thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour of Salem. Susan shares some great stories and history of Salem. This is not a hokey or cheesy tour so if that is what... More

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Santa Monica, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a great tour! Susan and Rich love the North Shore so much and it really comes through in the tour. I enjoy seeing cities from the perspective of people who really love it. This is a great one since it really just tells the stories without all the silliness. Its well put together and Susan and Rich are... More

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Central Coast
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I was visiting my daughter in Connecticut from Australia and we had a few days in Boston for her Birthday and decided to spend an afternoon in Salem I had pre-booked the Hocus Pocus Tours for my daughter's Birthday and what a great idea that was. Susan was so knowledgeable about the area and with Rich by her side we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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