Is there a better way to get in the spooky spirit this season than by watching Disney’s 1993 classic Hocus Pocus? I think not. Here are 5 Hocus Pocus filming locations in Salem, Massachusetts that will put a spell on you this Halloween!
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1. Max and Dani’s House
This Hocus Pocus filming location is privately owned, but you can still get a great view from the street.
2. Allison’s House
Allison’s house in Hocus Pocus is a real-life mansion!
Filmmakers used Salem’s Ropes Mansion for exterior shots of Allison’s house in the movie. The property was built in the early 1700’s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. I took a free, self-guided tour on my visit.
3. Town Hall Halloween Party
One of my favorite parts of Hocus Pocus was when the Sanderson sisters put a spell on all of Salem’s adults during the party at Town Hall.
TBD whether you’ll catch any witches on stage during your visit, but you can easily get to Town Hall to check it out yourself.
4. Max and Allison’s School
The filming location for Max and Allison’s school was just that – an actual school.
Until 1992, the building was home to the Phillips Elementary School. It’s unclear whether the building is currently occupied.
Regardless, this location isn’t open to the public for visitors, but you can still get a great view from Salem Common.
5. 17th Century Salem Village
Hocus Pocus’ opening scenes from 17th-century Salem were shot in real-life Salem Pioneer Village. This is another location you can actually tour, and tickets can be purchased on Salem Pioneer Village’s website.
Note to all virgins during who visit: DON’T LIGHT BLACK FLAME CANDLES!
After your visit, let us know which of Salem’s Hocus Pocus filming locations was your favorite!