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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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Very interesting and fun

A very interesting tour...very entertaining.....they immerse you in the very extense past of Salem....highly recommended

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

A very interesting tour...very entertaining.....they immerse you in the very extense past of Salem....highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Susan and husband are awesome people, knows a lot about the city and all the history of Salem pirates and witches...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had been to Salem before with friends, and did one of the paranormal activity tours (a complete waste of money). This time I was visiting with my sister and my 15 year-old niece, who had come from Barcelona, Spain. We took a trolley tour in the morning but my niece complained that they didn't give you much historical information.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great tour. My wife doesn't do steps or Mountian climbing to well, this is an easy walk. We started here and today we are going to do the same walk in the daylight. They keep you out of the cemetery after dark.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great way to end our first of two days in Salem. The tour guides were very friendly and informative. You could see and feel their enthusiasm for the history of the city. We bought our tickets a few days ahead of time. We received a student discount by showing our college IDs, that brought our tickets to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was wonderful! Susan and Rich are a great team and very knowledgeable. They gave a great, historical tour of Salem and told stories that kept my sons' interest the entire time (they are 9, 12, and 14). Ending at the memorial and reflecting on the lives lost was very moving. Highly recommend this tour company! Thank you for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are so happy to have found this tour! We actually went in to Bewitched After Dark to purchase the tickets for that tour, but it was sold out! The owners were kind enough to give us information about the Hocus Pocus tour and I am so thankful that they did! Susan and Rich were amazing hosts, just fantastic all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our guides. I seriously want to be their friend, lol. They are married locals, and have so much passion for Salem. This is a great history tour, so don't expect ghost hunting. I thought I knew so much through my own research over the years. But I learned even more, and gained an even deeper appreciation for the history... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A brilliant tour covering all aspects of Salem's vast and colourful history. Susan was the perfect hostess throughout and her passion for Salem shone through! Rich was also lovely although we didn't get as much of a chance to speak with him. Tales of murder, witches and random tidbits of information (Monopoly originated in Salem, who knew!?) made the entire... More 

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Edenton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great tour, go's over a lot of Salem's History learned a lot about the area Easy walking tour and eucational

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