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Awards and Recognition

TripAdvisor Excellence Nine Years Running

For the ninth year in a row, Hocus Pocus Tours has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award. To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months. 2019 was a special win for Hocus Pocus Tours, as it marked our ninth straight year of receiving TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence, and our third Hall of Fame certificate.

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Named “Best History Tour” in Massachusetts by MA Finds

MA Finds, a blog run by the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism awarded Hocus Pocus Tours the title of ” Best History Tour in Massachusetts.” MA Finds said of our tour “the stories on this tour flesh out the victims of the trials and those who accused them, stirring feelings of empathy, compassion, and horror.” Read the full article here.

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Named to Coastal Living’s “10 Best Coastal Ghost Tours” List In 2016 named Hocus Pocus Tours to its list of the 10 best coastal ghost tours. The list included tours from accross the US including tours from other spooky cities like New Orleans, Savannah, and Charleston.

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Voted the “Number 1” Salem Historical tour by visitors to

Hocus Pocus Tours was voted by visitors to the History of Massachusetts website, which is dedicated to the history of Massachusetts, as the best historical tour in Salem. Twelve other tours were options in the poll.

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Yelp reviews have it that Hocus Pocus Tours is loved!

Check out the Hocus Pocus Tours Yelp page to see what people are saying. All these great comments have earned Hocus Pocus Tours a 2015 “People Love Us On Yelp” award for outstanding reviews. Thanks to all that have reviewed our tour!


A Favorite Find according to Archer Hotel Burlington

In 2018, Archer Hotel Burlington named Hocus Pocus Tours a “Favorite Find.” Once on the Favorite Finds page, click on FUN + ADVENTURES, then on TOURS + SIGHTSEEING and scroll down. Hocus Pocus Tours was honored to be added to Archer’s thoughtfully curated list of the best dining, arts and doing in the Boston area.

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