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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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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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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
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From the minute I joined this tour, I could tell it was going to be amazing, and our hosts were really lovely, very funny and factual, making this tour anything but boring. The lady (Susan I believe) was very witty with funny come backs tailored to that person. Highly
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From the minute we met Susan and her husband Rich, they were both an absolute delight. Susan’s passion for the history of Salem shines so brightly throughout the tour and they both keep things interesting and fun until the very end. This tour was just perfect and we enjoyed
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On a cold January Saturday night, my sisters and my niece joined Susan and he husband for this interesting walking tour. Susan keeps it lively with her fun personality, enthusiasm, and knowledge. If you want to know more about Salem than just the witch trials, and you want good
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