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Hocus Pocus Tours

176 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3701
+1 781-248-2031
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Interesting tour of Salem

Fantastic tour of Salem. The tour was interesting. I learned a lot about the town, its history and... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2015
Vancouver, Canada
via mobile
A Tour Not To Miss!

Susan was a wonderful guide that took two of us on a private tour around Salem. She was very... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2015
Don G
Worcester, Massachusetts
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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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176 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3701
+1 781-248-2031

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Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic tour of Salem. The tour was interesting. I learned a lot about the town, its history and some of the famous and infamous inhabitants. Definitely recommend this for anyone who wants something other than or more than the usual witch tours.

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Reviewed May 9, 2015

Susan was a wonderful guide that took two of us on a private tour around Salem. She was very informative, passionate, and funny! We have travelled all over North America and Europe and have taken many tours but Susan's was by far one of our...More

1  Thank Don G
Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is a must!! Susan is very knowledgeable and knows how to keep her audience engaged, this is not the boring old history tour! Susan makes the history come alive with her tour. Susan sets the bar!

2  Thank Mary P
Reviewed May 3, 2015

Our high school group recently went on a historical walking tour with Hocus Pocus tours and it was wonderful, It was very entertaining and informative. Susan was so enthusiastic and really made the students enjoy learning the history of Salem. I highly recommend this tour!

2  Thank Phyllis T
Reviewed April 24, 2015

I went to Salem hoping to learn and this was the perfect tour to go on. There were only a handful of us (because we did not go in October) so it was very personal and Susan is so passionate and educated on Salem. As...More

2  Thank StevieT22
Reviewed April 23, 2015

Susan is such a kind lady who is also very knowledgable of Salem and its history. She will only tell facts that she was able to back up with three sources. Her tour is straightforward history, which was very refreshing after two days of nothing...More

Thank Hailey D
Reviewed April 17, 2015

I had a blast on the Hocus Pocus tour with Susan and Rich. Very knowledgeable individuals and an informative tour. I took the tour on a rainy and cold evening, and they brought hand and foot warmers for everyone. I like that is a family...More

Thank rosemn282
Reviewed April 8, 2015

I took my wife and three of my children on this tour. We were all mesmerized by Susan. She commanded a thorough knowledge of the history of Salem and had an amazing talent to mold the history into stories. Very worthwhile tour.

1  Thank PScamihorn
Reviewed April 4, 2015

The tour guide was friendly knowledgable and entertained and informed the group very well! Susan showed everything I wanted to see and more, giving us the history and told us things only locals know. I learned a lot and got a new perspective!

Thank Abbey B
Reviewed April 4, 2015

This tour was one of the most fun and interesting things we did in Salem. We were looking for a tour that covered an array of topics - from the town's history to the Salem Witch trials, to other notable residents, events, and fun stories,...More

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July 29, 2017|
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Response from HocusPocusTours | Property representative |
Please go to our Website, as all that information is available. Tours are approximatley 90-minutes.
May 6, 2017|
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Response from HocusPocusTours | Property representative |
Hi and thanks for your question! You can buy your tickets in advance by going to our website or calling me at 781-248-2031. Take care, Susan Hocus Pocus Tours (781) 248-2031
April 23, 2017|
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Response from Bostonmike23 | Property representative |
Hello srichter28, on our website press the buy tickets button for our current availability for the date of your visit. Advanced tickets are highly recommended as our tour size is limited. Hope to see you soon!