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Hocus Pocus Tours

#11 of 61 Tours in Salem
Salem, MA, USA
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About Hocus Pocus Tours
Capture the historic spirit of Salem’s yesteryear on this award-winning, 90-minute walking tour that is available year-round. Discover the truth about Salem’s infamous Witch Trial Hysteria. Experience the authentic story of Salem’s most notorious murder. Encounter how Nathaniel Hawthorne spent much of his life trying to escape the legacy of a hanging judge. Find out the Salem locations used in the blockbuster movie Hocus Pocus, but remember the tour is not based on the movie, rather it’s based on Salem’s rich and vibrant history. Please note, due to time and distance, we only visit two Hocus Pocus movie locations. Since 2003, Susan Metzger has led this tour and over a thousand reviewers have praised her guiding saying that she is “an amazing storyteller!” More than fifteen stops dot the tour route, including Salem’s old jail, the site of the Old Witch Gaol, the Witch Trial Memorial, the field where Giles Corey was pressed to death, & the cemetery where a Witch Trial judge is buried.
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Jessica V wrote a review Aug 2021
6 contributions1 helpful vote
the city was beautiful and got to see where they filmed hocus pocus which was so cool! would go back to explore more
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Date of experience: January 2021
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KateWI wrote a review Oct 2020
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Because of the pandemic this tour company wasn't able to physically take you on the tour. But they had for a VERY reasonable price a self-guided tour. Easy to follow. Susan was so nice on the phone and so helpful with information! Highly recommend this company
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Erica wrote a review Jun 2020
Niagara Falls, Canada2 contributions1 helpful vote
Last year, my boyfriend and I got engaged and took a trip to Salem. Being that it wasn't the Fall, most attractions were closed or had limited hours. We found "Hocus Pocus Tours" on a google search and decided, based on the great reviews, to try it out. We had a blast! Due to the rain, or the off season timing, we had Susan and Rich to ourselves. Susan is an amazing story teller, and not only gave us info on Hocus Pocus, but info about Salem's history as well. The dynamic duo gave us all the attention, laughs and hospitality we could've only hoped for, making our experience in Salem amazing. Sorry Susan and Rich it took us so long to write this review. We hope you are doing well and hope to take your tour again soon.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Frank D wrote a review Feb 2020
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We absolutely loved this tour! Susan was an amazing tour guide and she made the tour so fun and interesting. I would highly highly recommend this tour to anyone that wants to learn the history of Salem and see really cool and interesting sites.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Neil R wrote a review Feb 2020
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Susan and Rich made our experience wonderful. My wife and I went on a Salem walking tour and got a lot out of it. It was a cold night, however, Susan provided hand and toe warmers and made it better. The both of them were a great duet and didn’t miss a beat. Lots of effort and thought put in on their part to making our experience great!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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