Hocus Pocus fans are in for a treat! Whether you’re a Winnie, Mary or Sarah Sanderson, you can visit all of the filming locations graced by the bewitched trio, IRL (in real life). The 1993 film is a Halloween tradition for thousands across the globe, but lucky for fans in Boston, you’re only a train ride away from the magical place that inspired the story, Salem, Massachusetts.
Director Kenny Ortega set the film in Salem, Massachusetts and conveniently filmed the majority of the movie in Salem. Now you can visit the spots graced by the sister trio portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, and Kathy Najimy!
This part of Salem is used to portray the town in the 1600s, even though it was 1992. The museum’s thatched roof cottages and worn look are reminiscent of historic Salem.
310 West Avenue in Salem, MA
The spell book house
The house where Allison and Max Dennison fool through the Sanderson Sister spell book is an actual house! The owners don’t offer tours but are kind about tourists examining and snapping a pic of the outside!
4 Ocean Avenue in Salem, MA
This school shut down permanently one year before filming, making it the perfect location to document the movie’s high school. Set decorators transformed Phillips Elementary School into the movie’s spooky high school.
56. South Washington Square in Salem, MA
The Ropes Mansion is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Salem! The Ropes Mansion is used as Allison’s house in Hocus Pocus.
318 Essex Street in Salem, MA
Old Town Hall
Old Town Hall is the setting of the communal Halloween party where Winifred chants out “I Put a Spell on You.” Old Town Hall houses the Salem Museum. The museum occasionally has performances like plays and musicals.
32 Derby Square in Salem, MA
Old Burial Hill
This Marblehead cemetery was used to portray Salem’s town cemetery in Hocus Pocus. This is the cemetery Max walks through on his way home.
50 Orne St, Marblehead, MA