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Hocus Pocus Tours

#2 of 31 Tours in Salem
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Address: 164 Essex St., Salem, MA 01970
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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An Educational Tour

This is a great tour to take when visiting Salem if you'd like to know some of the history of the town. Susan does incorporate some stops to show were filming of Hocus Pocus took... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great tour to take when visiting Salem if you'd like to know some of the history of the town. Susan does incorporate some stops to show were filming of Hocus Pocus took place. The tour is mostly about the history of Salem and its residents.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the first thing we did when we arrived in Salem. It was a good introduction to Salem, pointed out interesting things that we went back and saw in the daylight, and was an interesting tour. Despite the name, this was not a ghost tour - which I was happy about.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tour claimed to be a "Hocus Pocus" tour based on the movie with Bette Middler & Sarah Jessica Parker. Of the 90 minute tour maybe 3 minutes was spent on the movie sites. The tour was basically about witch craft in Salem, MA. My daughter, who loves the movie was very disappointed. While it was very informative about the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Susan and her husband did an excellent job at giving an informative and highly entertaining tour around the historical sites of Salem. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This tour was amazing and the two guides went above and beyond. We were running late, so we called to inform them to try to figure out if we could meet them at the second stop. Richard actually waited for us where the tour started, so we weren't left behind or left searching for the tour. Once we joined the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If this is your first trip to Salem plan on spending your first evening with HocusPocus tours. The Metzgers do a great job with this tour. She is a professional storyteller and keeps the tour lively and entertaining. The tour is a great way to figure our in advance what you might want to visit the next day.

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Southborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour is very nice and very fun you learn a lot even if you already knew things but there some that you haven't and that awesome because we learn something new every day have fun and enjoy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This tour was awesome!! Husband and wife team were exceptional. Very friendly and informative. The story telling was very engaging and entertaining. Excellent all around. Highly recommended!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I took this tour last week. We took several tours, and this one is by far the best. Susan and Rich know their stuff. Susan is an expert on Salem history as it really was, and avoids the witchy hype and silly stories that seem to permeate the Salem culture. My son and I took the tour... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Susan and her husband were the best part of our trip to Salem. Their genuine passion for the history of the village was a joy to listen to and Susan also worked in some fun anecdotes for light relief on the way. This is a history tour. It points out the filming locations of Hocus Pocus, and references the Hollywood... More 

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