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Hocus Pocus Tours

176 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3701
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I feel like a parrot

Yup, exactly what everyone else thinks! This is an amazing tour, with an amazing tour guide!! You... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Janell W
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Salem walking tour

I found this tour by Susan to really be enjoyable. She is a terrific story teller and not just went... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike R
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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

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Yup, exactly what everyone else thinks! This is an amazing tour, with an amazing tour guide!! You can tell she really loves her job. It had humor, intrigue, and almost made me cry at the end (and my sister actually did cry). This is a...More

Thank Janell W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this tour by Susan to really be enjoyable. She is a terrific story teller and not just went into the witch history, but more on the town history of different periods over time. Entertaining and worth the price to get a walk in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fabulous time in Salem with my wife, we had been through for the day from Boston where we were on vacation and signed up to the Hocus Pocus tours! Susan our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The history of the witch...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tori and I loved the tour! It made our first time in Salem more memorable. We booked the late Sunday night tour and were the only people on the tour which made it very personable. Susan is such a great story teller and historian!! She...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed everything about this tour! I'm actually pretty familiar with Salem's early history and the witchcraft trials, but Susan had a wealth of historical information I did not know, and provided a lot of fun, compelling insight into Salem's 19th-century past as well....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have taken this tour twice with different people and it was wonderful both times. Susan is a great storyteller with a great sense of humor. You can tell that she really enjoys giving these tours. The first time I took this tour it was...More

Thank Katie H
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an hour and a half tour run by a wife and her husband. She told very interesting stories while leading a group of about 15 of us around the Downtown Salem area. We were shown several homes, buildings and churches that were from...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

We initially scheduled our tour for Tuesday and the trip was cancelled due to the upcoming blizzard. Susan immediately offered us alternative dates or a complete refund. Sadly we had to take the refund as we weren’t sure that we would be in Salem. As...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

There wasn’t much else happening in this town on a cold winter’s day. Many tours and shops were closed so I was lucky to find that this tour was available. And once again, the trip advisor recommendations paid off. Now I’m going to watch the...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Hocus Pocus. They mixed the interesting history of Salem with Disney movie trivia very well. The onboarding, ticketing and organizational aspects of the tour went very smoothly. The tour struck a somber tone when necessary and truly was a...More

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Tiffany L
9 February 2018|
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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.
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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
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Hayley1607
30 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.
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