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Hocus Pocus Tours

#2 of 30 Tours in Salem
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Address: 176 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3701
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Capture the historic spirit of Salem's yesteryear on this award winning,...

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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A great walk!

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Some of the jokes were maybe a bit cheesy but the information is great and they are very kind people. My girlfriend also enjoyed the hocus-pocus... read more

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Olten, Switzerland

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Olten, Switzerland
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41 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Some of the jokes were maybe a bit cheesy but the information is great and they are very kind people. My girlfriend also enjoyed the hocus-pocus references although there were really only a couple of them. We chose this tour because it seemed to place more value on historical accuracy and less on putting on... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Susan and Rich were wonderful tour guides! We learned so much about the city and had such a great time! Definitely recommend going on their tours!

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Thank nbostow
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Susan is an EXCELLENT tour guide. Both informative and welcoming but with huge amounts of personality and humour too. The perfect balance. This is a tour that goes way beyond the Halloween pumpkin and looks at Salem's historic past. Susan's passion for this city is clear. I learned a huge amount about the Witch trials and Salem itself. Great for... More 

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Thank Ian D
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went on this tour after doing other tours. I wish we'd done this one first! Susan, our tour guide, was incredible. She was informative but also engaging. You can tell she really has a passion for her town and it got the rest of the group passionate as well. The tour was such a good mix... More 

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Thank rlwright21
Ocala, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been on ghost tours all over the county . Although we didnt see any ghosts. This was one of my favorites ever. Suzanne and her husband did a phenomenal job telling stories and sharing history with our group. They answered questions and pointed out things I would have never found myself. If you are looking for a ghost... More 

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Thank snowhiteheather
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the tour to book if you're looking for knowledgeable guides with great personality. It was a cool misty night and despite the weather - Susan's stories hit all of the major historical moments in Salem's past. Very entertaining - reasonably priced - and you'll learn something!! Thank you 🥇

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Thank John S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best tour I've ever been on. I came from Dallas and was very unsure which tour to take, as there are several to choose from. The tour guides were so enthusiastic and knowledgeable! They have a flair for story telling and a passion for history and it really shows. I got information from them I hadn't heard... More 

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Thank Samantha P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful tour of a very historic city. Susan, the guide was extremely knowledgeable about all the land marks in town and her passion came through in her story telling. We stopped at quite a few places but not once was there a dull moment. She kept us engaged by asking questions and she had answers for any question we... More 

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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

It was raining the entire tour, but we moved along and found dry places to stand. Although it would have been easier without bringing a 6 year old (who wanted to be held and had no dry places to sit in the rain), she still had a good time. My teenager really enjoyed the interesting stories and walking tour. It... More 

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Thank Valerie P
Hampstead, Maryland
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Husband and Wife team take you through an exciting tour of Salem Witch Trials. The tour was fun and informative and I learned so much about the town that we were visiting! I highly recommend this tour if passing through Salem. If you love the movie Hocus Pocus you will really enjoy this one! Ended the tour with a fun... More 

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