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Review of Hocus Pocus Tours

Hocus Pocus Tours
Ranked #1 of 33 Tours in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed November 27, 2013

I would recommend this particular tour to anyone looking for a educational tour with a host that will keep you smiling. Susan (Owner) did a terrific job of detailing the history that took place in Salem, MA.

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Reviewed November 26, 2013

I had one night in mid-Sepember to take a tour and I researched many companies going through the pros and cons of each before I found and took a Hocus Pocus Tour. My evening was a delightful experience. Susan and Rich were very professional; they answered all our questions. Susan's storytelling is superb and she is supported nobly by Rich. Each stop was filled with interesting information of what is known and what took place there. Various sides are represented and one walks away with an insighful vew of Salem and the famous witch trials. I myself am a guide so I know this is not as easy as critics think and Hocus Pocus pulled it off. Visit and enjoy Salem by day but take a Hocus Pocus walk at night!

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Reviewed November 7, 2013

The tour guide, Susan, is knowledgeable and passionate about the city of Salem, and that shows in her presentation. She is a fantastic storyteller and knows how to keep you in suspense. The history of the city and the witch trials is presented in a fun and entertaining walk around the area. Had a great time, even the second year in a row. Awesome experience for just $16 ($13 with a student ID!).

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Reviewed November 4, 2013

Found this tour on tripadvisor and was not disappointed. Susan has such a passion for Salem and it comes through in the tour. She covered a lot of historical and history facts without overwhelming us with information. She also shared a lot of insider info that we wouldn't have known by just walking around by ourselves. The 90 minute length is perfect...not too long or too short. And, the time just flies by! Highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a terrific and fun tour in Salem!

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

We went on the Hocus Pocus tour tonight and it was by far the best thing we did all day! If you want a tour guide who is passionate and knowledgable about this town (but also throws in a little humor) Susan is your gal! Her and her husband Rich give this tour so much life! We learned so many stories about the town and plan on visiting a few places tomorrow we learned about on the tour. PLUS, Hocus Pocus is one of my favorite movies and Susan points out the locations they used for the movie. Very exciting to me. Tonight it was colder so be sure to bundle up because you're outside for a good hour and a half, but with all the great stories the time seems to fly by. Thank you Susan and Rich for making our first night in a Salem a memorable one!

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