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“Excellent tour of Salem”
Review of Hocus Pocus Tours

Hocus Pocus Tours
Ranked #2 of 30 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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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
“Excellent tour of Salem”
Reviewed August 16, 2014

We are travelling for a month from Vancouver, Canada and have taken quite a few small tours around the New York and New England areas. I did my research before leaving on the trip, looking for locations and tours that would give our kids (12 and 16 year old boys) some informative and entertaining insight into the places we visited. After wandering around Salem all day, we took the Hocus Pocus tour and were not disappointed. Susan and Rich were friendly and knowledgable, giving us a nice mix of history and ghost stories. It was evident that they love their hometown. All four of us agreed that it was a fun and enriching tour--one of the highlights of our trip.

Visited August 2014
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Chicopee, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
“Just Fantastic”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was the 4th annual trip to Salem for Rachel and I. The third one where we have done a walking tour of Salem. I was hesitant this time. We had done the ghost tour, done a witch tour, what could possibly be left to learn.I am so glad we did it! This one was the best one of them all. More of a historical walk through but full of enough of Salem's dark side to still be entertaining. At an hour and a half to two hours long, it was definitely worth the price. Susan and Rich (a husband and wife team) were fantastic tour guides! You have to call the number to make a reservation, they don't have a kiosk or storefront but they were prompt and very organized upon arrival. I give them 5 stars, a glowing recommendation and would definitely do this one again!

Visited August 2014
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Victoria, Canada
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Informative Tour”
Reviewed August 11, 2014

We loved our tour with Hocus Pocus, it was informative , visual and interactive. The tour was a great mix of talking, humor and story telling to keep you interested and engaged. Easy walk for all ages.

Visited June 2014
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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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76 reviews
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“Great Tour”
Reviewed August 7, 2014

First let me say we loved Susan. She has a wealth of knowledge about Salem. She makes everyone feel welcome and remembered everyone's name in the group. You won't be disappointed. Pointed out places of interest that you may have otherwise overlooked.

Visited July 2014
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“Awesome Tour!!”
Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Passionate and knowledgable tour guides - made the tour fun and educational! Highly recommend for a date night, friends night out, or just wanting to learn more about Salem while visiting from out of town!

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