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Salem has become our go to vacation spot for quick get away. Land in Boston, take a quick taxi to... read more

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hocus pocus allison's house

If you have ever seen hocus pocus you will know this house. I just had to stop by and take a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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318 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3257
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Salem has become our go to vacation spot for quick get away. Land in Boston, take a quick taxi to Salem, drop the bag, and walk the town day and night. Ropes Mansion is beautiful, gardens are fantastic. Stepping Stone Inn (Matt and Kelly) our...More

Thank ilvlaw
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you have ever seen hocus pocus you will know this house. I just had to stop by and take a picture.

Thank nathan c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We happened upon this beautiful garden by luck. There are no signs at the street to point visitors to the gardens; you just have to know they are there or follow a local into the garden, as we did. This garden features the most beautiful...More

Thank Lori T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The garden is so peaceful and beautiful. There is a magnificent Copper Beach that will take your breath away. We enjoyed the house and learning about the Ropes family. A must see when in Salem.

Thank GreatDaneinBigD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped by the outside to see the beautiful gardens and grounds since the interior is closed except on weekends. The grounds are absolutely stunning!

Thank Mark42139
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

I stopped by the Ropes Mansion to see the exterior since it was used in Hocus Pocus. It still looks exactly like it did in the film. The gardens are open to the public for free but they didn’t really look all that impressive to...More

1  Thank MelissaClaire93
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful place to visit, stop during a busy day and take in the beauty of the gardens and fish pond. A lot of history exists here and is a bonus to take in.

1  Thank Ed W
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Didn't know about the place, just happened to park nearby and it caught my eye. Didn't go inside the mansion itself but enjoyed taking pictures outside.

Thank LaurieVoyer
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Only went into the garden on a ghost tour at night but it was really cool! I got a lot of information from the tour guide and I have two pictures with a blue rod in it. Spooky

Thank Jaime C
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We walked around the back of the house to see the amazing garden. Even late in the season it was still beautiful.

Thank AshleyB8
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Response from lexington51 | Reviewed this property |
When we visited it was free and open to the public with very knowledgeable tour guides. I think it is part of the Peabody Essex Museum and this was on their web site: House Tours: Experience two centuries of New England... More
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Response from wanderlust055 | Reviewed this property |
The Ropes Mansion is located at 318 Essex St, Salem MA & operated by the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM). I visit for its adjacent garden, free to the public. Its a peaceful oasis away from the the crowds, shops, etc. In Spring... More