Planning a trip to Salem, Massachusetts, in the near future? Add a few detours to your itinerary and check out some of the filming locations of the Halloween classic, “Hocus Pocus”.
Here are the Hocus Pocus filming locations we visited:
- Salem village in the 1600s – Pioneer Village, 98 West Ave.
- Max and Dani’s house – 4 Ocean Ave.
- Town Hall – 32 Derby Square
- Allison’s house – 318 Essex St.
- Salem Common – North Washington Square
- Cemetery scenes – Old Burial Hill, Marblehead, MA
We’ve listed the filming locations above in the order in which we recommend visiting them (based on their proximity to one another).
We stopped in Salem on our 3,700-mile East Coast road trip in October 2021 and arrived just in time for Haunted Happenings – the city’s annual Halloween festivities.
The leaves hadn’t turned yet when we arrived on Oct. 5, so I recommend pushing your visit back a week or two if you want to see the fall foliage.
A word of caution: If you’re visiting Salem in October, book everything well in advance, because the city gets busy (and expensive) during peak tourist season. If you’re curious where we stayed, we booked the perfect Airbnb, which was only about a 15-minute walk to downtown.
The whole city is quite walkable, so as long as you book convenient accommodations, you’ll be in good shape to get around.
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