Hi Guys! I hope you enjoyed Part 1 of Our Trip to Salem, MA. Today, I will be sharing Part 2 with you.
Okay, so Hocus Pocus is one of my favourite movies of all time and probably the main reason we decided to visited Salem, MA. With that said, let’s start the Hocus Pocus tour!
Our first stop was just around the corner from our Air BnB, John Bailey High School. This is where we were first introduced to Alison and Max in the movie. The high school is actually Phillips Elementary School on Salem Common, however the school is no longer functioning but looks exactly the same. The school overlooks Washington Square Park, this is also where we see Max and Allison talk after school.
Next up is Old Burial Hill Cemetery. Old Burial Hill is located in Marblehead, a town next to Salem. This historic cemetery was founded in 1638 and also contains a victims remains from the 1692 Salem Witch Trails. During the movie, Max rides his bike through the cemetery and is caught off guard by two bullies who take Max’s shoes.
Our next stop is the very anticipated and infamous Max and Dani’s house, located at 4 Ocean Ave. This house is beautiful and I can’t believe it’s actually real!!! Everything about the house is exactly same and it’s a direct waterfront which makes it even cooler!
After our visit to Marblehead, we headed back to Salem to see Allison’s house, also known as Ropes Mansion. Ropes mansion is located at 318 Essex Street and is open to the public as Peabody Essex Museum. The mansion is so beautiful and has a Colonial Revival garden that is also open to the public and includes a greenhouse. How cool?!
After the visit to Ropes Mansion, we went to the Old Town Hall. This is where Max and Dani’s parents are during the Halloween Party scene. This is also where the Sander Sisters get on stage and sing “I Put a Spell on You”.
Okay friends, that’s it for my Salem Part 2 Hocus Pocus Tour! I hope you enjoyed it and make the time to visit Salem as it’s one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited.