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Hocus Pocus Tours

#2 of 31 Tours in Salem
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Address: 164 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3701
Phone Number: +1 781-248-2031
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Capture the historic spirit of Salem's yesteryear on this award winning,...

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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What a FANTASTIC Storyteller!

Susan, our tour guide was just delightful. A wonderful storyteller who kept perfect pace and held our interest. Now, if you think this tour is going to be about the movie, you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Susan, our tour guide was just delightful. A wonderful storyteller who kept perfect pace and held our interest. Now, if you think this tour is going to be about the movie, you would be misled. Susan tells what parts of the movie are in the area, but the tour is mainly about the history of Salem. You can tell she... More 

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Puyallup, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This tour was fantastic! Susan and Rich had my family completely enthralled, and captivated by learning so much of Salem's fascinating history - more than just the trials. Their love of the area, and especially the victims of alleged witchcraft, is evident from the moment you start walking. We loved the mystery and mayhem Susan shared with us, and loved... More 

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Salado, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very knowledgeable and informative. Thank you for the extra time at the end. We appreciated it! One of the best tours I've been on. We will be back!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great your guides, great story telling and a wonderful view into the history of Salem. Highly recommended this tour if you want a real view of Salem!!

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Storrs, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I hosted a travel trip to Salem as part of a college organization I am in. As the final piece of the trip we did this tour. Susan and her husband Rich were absolutely amazing. It was clear that they loved their jobs and knew everything by heart, and I really appreciated that. They added their own humor and catered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What made this tour so delightful were the two people who ran the tour. Susan and her spouse Rich were funny, engaging, and very knowledgeable regarding the lore of Salem. In a place like Salem, things could get a little kitschy with the whole witch theme. But the tour did not focus on that aspect of Salem. Although fun and... More 

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Patoka, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Susan & Rich provided lots of interesting information about Salem and it's history. She clearly enjoys what she does and involved all of us on the tour. Great way to spend an hour or so.

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Morristown, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Susan was a very informative and fun guide. Lots of interesting info. If you are into history or witches don't miss her tour!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I love Hocus Pocus and this tour highlights just enough of the movie. The best part of this tour is the story telling. Susan is an incredible wealth of knowledge and her passion for Salem's stories is evident immediately from the beginning of of the tour. Take this tour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Salem, 1692. A year of terror, hysteria and regret. A scene best painted by fair Susan. Strong and knowledgable, with a kind and comforting smile. I knew we were in for an informational tour, by the wisdoms we received are worth far more than the $16 we paid. Her facts were told in a new and interesting way, stories we've... More 

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