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Hocus Pocus Tours

176 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3701
+1 781-248-2031
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Best of Salem by the Best

Researched the tours and I ended up calling Susan. She was fun over the phone so I knew the tour... read more

Reviewed May 10, 2014
Teresa K
Venice, Florida
Best Walking tour ever!

When my friend and I booked this tour we didn't know what to expect. It was our last night in Salem... read more

Reviewed May 10, 2014
Esther S
Shelter Island, New York
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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 10, 2014

Researched the tours and I ended up calling Susan. She was fun over the phone so I knew the tour would be great and it was. The cool wet evening set the mood and Susan and spouse Rich made the tour full of information and...More

Thank Teresa K
Reviewed May 10, 2014

When my friend and I booked this tour we didn't know what to expect. It was our last night in Salem and we wanted to do something at night. Well, Susan was so informative and outstanding! Keep us interested every step of the way! Keep...More

Thank Esther S
Reviewed May 9, 2014

I was in Boston on business, but had always wanted to visit Salem. I took a look at all the various tours offered, and Hocus Pocus was hands-down the front runner. Once I arrived, it was clear why. Susan was INCREDIBLE! She gave myself and...More

Thank JNSchindler
Reviewed April 24, 2014

I researched several Salem tours prior to our visit to MA and this one by far had the best reviews. There's a good reason for that - Susan is just a fantastic tour guide. She's so passionate about her city and it's infectious. Her husband...More

Thank CWLA55
Reviewed April 23, 2014

Susan was an excellent tour guide! She was very flexible and accommodating, as well as interesting and engaging. NOT so easy with teenagers, but Susan managed to keep it interesting till the very end when we saw the witch hunt memorial…our favorite part. It was...More

Thank margmille
Reviewed April 16, 2014

We booked this tour online after a friend had recommended it to us. We thoroughly enjoyed it and it was by far, our favourite thing to do in Salem. The tour was informative, fun, exciting, amusing, there were some gripping stories but the seriousness of...More

1  Thank Sallys1627
Reviewed March 30, 2014

Despite quite heavy Rain, Me and my Wife had a wonderful time in Salem with Susan and Rich. Susan is very passionate about Salem and her presentation of the history of the city is very interesting - mix of detective story+ghost horror+raw and sad history...More

1  Thank Mikhail S
Reviewed February 27, 2014

Sometimes you just get lucky... Salem in mid-winter with snow falling is not the best time of year to find a walking tour... But the folks at Hocus Pocus were not only happy to come out into the cold, they brought foot and hand warmers...More

1  Thank Shirley F
Reviewed January 7, 2014

The organizers of this tour were so friendly and helpful. It was such a great, informative tour and I would definitely recommend it to everyone visiting Salem!

Thank Ellen2445
Reviewed December 26, 2013

I booked this tour based on previous TA recommendations, and am certainly glad I did so!! Susan is a FANTASTIC guide, so knowledgeable and passionate about Salem and its history - covered both the witch trials and the history of Salem (with a few sites...More

Thank Emily M
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can I buy tickets for tour ahead of time?
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
do we need to book this tour in advance for 6/18/17 Sunday around mid day?
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!
Does this tour include house of 7 gables? I see that it is listed in the picture. Can we go inside or do we need to book that as a separate tour?
April 5, 2017|
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Response from Bostonmike23 | Property representative |
Our tour does not go in any buildings. The House of Seven Gables is not our tour route, but several first period homes are, some of which are pictured on our website and may be the one you thought is the House of Seven... More