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Hocus Pocus Tours

176 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3701
+1 781-248-2031
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Historical Tour

It was my fiance and my first time in Salem. I did extensive research into what tour I wanted to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lizzie L
Eagle River, Wisconsin, United States
First visit to Salem

We were looking for a walking tour that was based in fact not just trying to sell more hysteria... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter M
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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 3 days ago

It was my fiance and my first time in Salem. I did extensive research into what tour I wanted to take. I chose Hocus Pocus based on the reviews. The tour was well organized. She took us to many historical sites. This tour isn't all...More

Thank Lizzie L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a walking tour that was based in fact not just trying to sell more hysteria. Susan and Rich do an amazing job of keeping things moving and still infusing the walk with details you just don't get in brochures or from...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hocus Pocus tour was absolutely amazing. I learned SO MUCH from Susan and Rich who were our tour guides. Their passion for and knowledge about Salem, MA was incredible. Thankfully we had a very intimate tour by a stroke of luck and so we...More

Thank caitlingh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Susan and Rich provided a tour that became the highlight of our visit in Salem. It was a thorough, uniquely presented and thought provoking experience. It was a stroke of great luck to tour Salem with Hocus Pocus tours.

1  Thank pfgee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant tour, the husban and wife combo of Susan and Rich works very well but thats because they know their stuff and you can hear the passion they have for sharing Salem's sinister history. Visited some great spots in town and covered so much of...More

Thank WillyShredder30
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Will have to finally watch Hocus Pocus! Husband and wife team that are super friendly and obviously love the history of Salem and what they do. Even after the tour they stuck around for another 20 minutes to go into more detail about the cemetery...More

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I thoroughly enjoy this tour ! It was exciting , informative and very engaging . Susan and Rich are amazing guides . Susan is an incredible story teller and they're both just really sweet people . Their love for their job and...More

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Susan and Rich did a great job on the tour. They added intrigue and mystery into the tour and really captivated their audience. Their love of the city really shines through and the interesting facts that they gave us throughout the tour really brought Salem...More

Thank Amiee M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We read reviews on Trip Advisor prior to going. The length of the tour was perfect. The stops were interesting and relevant. Susan and Rich were fantastic. They were very knowledgeable. They had lots of fun tidbits of information about the time period surrounding 1692...More

1  Thank Einsteinbaker
Reviewed 14 August 2017

An excellent tour. The perfect amount of hokey and informative. The guide shares fun stories about the city and her love of that adorable little town shines through. I liked hearing about more than just the witch trials. Not quite enough Hocus Pocus movie locations...More

Thank Morningsonne3
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29 July 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.
7 May 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
23 April 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!