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Hocus Pocus Tours

176 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3701
+1 781-248-2031
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Tour guides have complete passion for the truth!

We read reviews on Trip Advisor prior to going. The length of the tour was perfect. The stops were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
The love of Salem shines through

An excellent tour. The perfect amount of hokey and informative. The guide shares fun stories about... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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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176 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3701
+1 781-248-2031

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We read reviews on Trip Advisor prior to going. The length of the tour was perfect. The stops were interesting and relevant. Susan and Rich were fantastic. They were very knowledgeable. They had lots of fun tidbits of information about the time period surrounding 1692...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

An excellent tour. The perfect amount of hokey and informative. The guide shares fun stories about the city and her love of that adorable little town shines through. I liked hearing about more than just the witch trials. Not quite enough Hocus Pocus movie locations...More

Thank Morningsonne3
Reviewed 5 days ago

I really loved this tour!!! My husband and I went last October. It was great and very informative. Susan was very engaged in her stories (you'd swear that she was actually in Salem in 1692) and Rich was great, very funny and knowledgeable. I absolutely...More

Thank Glitter_In_My_Soul
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was conducted by a husband and wife team and was really well done. Their patter is well rehearsed and entertaining, just veering slightly into corny. But the tour was comprehensive, including more modern day history, and interesting backstories. It ended at the graveyard...More

Thank Pete B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lady was nice who gave the tour. Husband was funny. Tour was a good experience to figure out what is where in Salem. Some of it was Hollywood style though. Would have been nicer if we would have had the option to have the tour...More

Thank Lydia W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was entertaining, interesting, and not just a bunch of witch stories. I loved that the facts were true and not made up. Our guide, Susan, was enjoyable to listen to, and funny. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Salem. I...More

Thank Joline C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this tour, husband and wife team are so personable, knowledgeable and show their passion for this with every step, every turn and every question asked. An hour and half went so fast. They spoke about murder, intrigue, romance, revenge, and yes movie trivia. Make...More

Thank Heather A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Book this tour, you will not regret it! Susan and Rich know their stuff and you can hear the passion they have for sharing Salem's vibrant and sometimes sinister history. Visited some great spots in town and covered so much of Salem's stories (both on...More

Thank samanthasprague1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I was looking for a walking tour of Salem, I scrolled and found the Hocus Pocus Tour. There were many great reviews, so I called and reserved spaces for my family. I'm so glad I did. This tour was an easy walk and so...More

Thank ntsmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great storytelling with lots of history! Really loved the tour and sites!! Easy to book. Easy to locate. Tour began at 7:30 pm and ended at 9

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July 29, 2017|
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Response from HocusPocusTours | Property representative |
Please go to our Website, as all that information is available. Tours are approximatley 90-minutes.
May 6, 2017|
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Response from HocusPocusTours | Property representative |
Hi and thanks for your question! You can buy your tickets in advance by going to our website or calling me at 781-248-2031. Take care, Susan Hocus Pocus Tours (781) 248-2031
April 23, 2017|
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Response from Bostonmike23 | Property representative |
Hello srichter28, on our website press the buy tickets button for our current availability for the date of your visit. Advanced tickets are highly recommended as our tour size is limited. Hope to see you soon!