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Hocus Pocus Tours

176 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3701
+1 781-248-2031
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Good history; good hosts

My girlfriend and I enjoyed learning more of the history of Salem during this tour. The subject... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dylan D
Knoxville, Tennessee
via mobile
A great walk!

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Some of the jokes were maybe a bit cheesy but the information is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David K
Olten, Switzerland
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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 via mobile

My girlfriend and I enjoyed learning more of the history of Salem during this tour. The subject matter was factual rather than others that may also include "spookier" paranormal content (which isn't bad by any means; just different), though we did still get to hear...More

Thank Dylan D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

1  Thank David K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

Thank nbostow
Reviewed 4 weeks 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...More

Thank Ian D
Reviewed 11 May 2017 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...More

Thank rlwright21
Reviewed 8 May 2017 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...More

Thank snowhiteheather
Reviewed 7 May 2017 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...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 6 May 2017 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...More

Thank Samantha P
Reviewed 25 April 2017 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....More

1  Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 22 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...More

Thank Valerie P
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Can I buy tickets for tour ahead of time?
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
do we need to book this tour in advance for 6/18/17 Sunday around mid day?
24 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!
Does this tour include house of 7 gables? I see that it is listed in the picture. Can we go inside or do we need to book that as a separate tour?
6 April 2017|
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Response from Bostonmike23 | Property representative |
Our tour does not go in any buildings. The House of Seven Gables is not our tour route, but several first period homes are, some of which are pictured on our website and may be the one you thought is the House of Seven... More