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Hocus Pocus Tours

176 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3701
+1 781-248-2031
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I am a book of knowledge now!!!

We took the tour last week with Susan. Susan is very knowledgeable about all things Salem. She... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Perfect balance of historical and spooky

I took the 5pm tour with Susan. It was in January, so it was a small group and because of this... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Northampton, 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 4 days ago

We took the tour last week with Susan. Susan is very knowledgeable about all things Salem. She tells each story with such passion and we found all the information very interesting. We would highly recommend this tour as it also gives you a lay of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the 5pm tour with Susan. It was in January, so it was a small group and because of this Susan took us to see some spots she normally couldn't with a larger group. The tour was a perfect balance of historical facts, ghost...More

1  Thank lbritton2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife did this tour on a bitterly cold night in Salem. Susan was great right from the start, supplying us with hand and toe warmers which were we'll needed. The passion Susan has for Salem shone through the whole tour and she...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Susan was great. Her pacing was perfect, she was open to answer any questions we had for her and most importantly she is an amazing story teller. You can definitely tell she has a passion for her city and keeping the history and magic alive....More

1  Thank Artrinidad
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Susan was an amazing tour guide! She was so passionate about the city of Salem and explained the history in an exciting way. We learned so much in an hour and a half, from the history of Salem to the best restaurants in town. Definitely...More

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 1 January 2018

did this tour the first night in salem, the tour guide was great, high energy, gave great tidbits and quite funny she also provided information about places for us to follow up on that were outside the tours scope, provide an informative history and did...More

1  Thank Marie Renee B
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Did the tour last night, it was amazing. Susan was awesome, very knowledgable and super friendly. Would definitely recommend :)

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Took part in the tour tonight. Was absolutely excellent. There is nothing Susan doesn't know about Salem. The stories she told were brilliant. She went out her way to makesure everyone had a good time. Would definitely recommend. Hope to come back to Salem soon!

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Susan was very knowledgable and approachable for any questions that we had! We had a great time and on the tour!! Definitely recommend :) Thanks, Kelly - all the way from Australia!

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

What can I say about Susan and Hocus Pocus Tours which has not already been said? Susan is a natural storyteller and her passion for the history of Salem shines through with every story she tells. We were engrossed as there was so much information...More

1  Thank LisiRee
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Tiffany L
8 February 2018|
Response from HocusPocusTours | Property representative |
Good morning and thank you for your email. My tour is around 90-minutes and covers approximately three-quarters of a mile. Please send me your email and I'll be glad to send you my list of stops.
Whitney W
3 January 2018|
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Response from Kibdis | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was in the Summer. However it is all outdoors and will be very cold. Piles of snow may also be an issue given tomorrow’s forecasted blizzard. Don’t know if modify or cancel tour of snow piles are a problem. Also... More
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.