A friend and I did a self-guided tour of some of the famous scenes from Hocus Pocus. Does it get anymore basic than that? Check out the photos below! I’ve also added the addresses of the locations, so you can run amuck amuck amuck in Salem on your own self-guided tour!
FIRST STOP - Max & Dani’s House (4 Ocean Avenue, Salem, MA 01970)
The house was built in the 1870’s and is currently a 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom house. For some odd reason I assumed we’d be the only crazy people outside wanting to take photos. Wrong. Plenty of people drove by, stopped, got out, and took photos. The poor people living in that home. In case you’re wondering, Zillow currently estimates the house for approximately $424,000. Unfortunately, it is not for sale!
Next STOP - Thackery's Village (Forest River Park's Salem Pioneer Village)
Located only about a quarter mile from Max & Dani’s House is the opening scene of the movie, where Thackery Binx lives. It is America’s first living history museum, where 17th-century colonial life is displayed and re-enacted. To check out more about the Salem Pioneer Village visit their website >> http://www.pioneervillagesalem.com/
Onto - ALLISON'S HOUSE (318 ESSEX STREET, SALEM, MA)
Allison’s House is actually a historical/landmark building known as Ropes Mansion & Garden run by the Peabody Essex Museum. The three Ropes Sisters inherited the home in 1893. The doors were open to the in 1912. If you head to the back of the house past the lined walkway and through the archway, you can experience the beautiful garden. I wonder if Max would like the garden as much as he liked Allison’s…what do you call them? Yabbos!
LAST STOP - old town hall (32 derby square SALEM, MA)
Do you remember this scene? Where the parents are forced to “dance until you die!” You can go inside! It is currently the Salem Museum. No, it doesn’t look anything like the movie. It is a lot smaller and Bette Midler wasn’t singing “I Put a Spell on You”. It is a must for the history buff that includes some neat facts and relicts.
Of course the Hocus Pocus tour wasn’t the only thing we did that day. There are many, various tours you can take as well. We did stop at the Salem Witch Trial Memorial (very close to the Old Town Hall). We also, against my own will, went through a Haunted Tour (I had my eyes closed through most of it)! Be sure to stop at Rockafellas and try Satan's Cider (Captain Morgan, Butterscotch Schnapps, Hot Apple Cider with a Caramel Cinnamon and Sugar Rim). Salem is rich in cultural and sure to delight those Halloween lovers!
Hello! I'm Camille
Hello! I am a Social Media + Event Coordinator for Boston Housewives in the City and work in the Financial District as a Legal Assistant. I am a native northern Virginian. I moved to Western Massachusetts in April of 2016 and to Boston in May of 2017. This city has so much to offer! I don't think I will every get used to the Boston accent! I love reading, cooking, shopping, and eating way too much chocolate! I can't wait to meet you at our Boston Girls Night Out events!