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Nice place to tour

We did not go inside but just walked around the outside and gardens and took some pictures. You can... read more

Reviewed November 29, 2018
Jackson, New Jersey
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Toured the outside

Didn't go in, toured the gardens at night during a guided tour. Beautiful gardens, haunted inside... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
Holly T
New York City, New York
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318 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3257
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Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

We did not go inside but just walked around the outside and gardens and took some pictures. You can spend ten minutes here or over an hour depending on what your mood is: it’s also a must stop of your looking at the Hocus Pocus...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SteveO172
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Didn't go in, toured the gardens at night during a guided tour. Beautiful gardens, haunted inside. Guide indicated where a ghost usually is seen and I have photographic proof!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Holly T
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

After going to the John Cabot House (only to find it was closed) we headed to the Ropes Mansion figuring it would surely be open as posted hours are Saturdays until 5 through the fall. Nope, it too was CLOSED. What a complete waste of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Moxiecola
Reviewed October 29, 2018

This house is awesome! One the main thing that was so awesome was that this was the outside of Allison's house from Hocus Pocus! Second the tour guides inside were so informative and really explained everything well! The house was huge with so much to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lamattra
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

I was in Salem last week and so wanted to visit the mansion. Unfortunately, We were told that the house was only open on the weekends. I can only comment on the grounds and the garden which were absolutely beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lov2travelz
Reviewed October 7, 2018

The exterior of the Ropes Mansion was used in the film “Hocus Pocus (Allison’s house). We just made the last 4 p.m. tour of the day inside. This is a beautiful, historic house museum. Take a self guided tour of the rooms, with information posted...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank SuzyQu15
Reviewed September 19, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank ilvlaw
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nathans1234
Reviewed September 12, 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 646lorit
Reviewed August 28, 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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