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Hocus Pocus

I stopped by the Ropes Mansion to see the exterior since it was used in Hocus Pocus. It still looks... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Beautiful grounds

This is a beautiful place to visit, stop during a busy day and take in the beauty of the gardens... read more

Reviewed June 7, 2018
Ed W
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318 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3257
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed June 7, 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 March 30, 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 February 15, 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 October 22, 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
Reviewed October 20, 2017

We were unable to be in Salem on a day when the house was open for interior tours, but the gardens were lovely on a sunny fall afternoon. The gardens are open every day with no admission charge.

1  Thank KC W
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

We are happy that the museum has stepped in to take care of this home. We enjoyed the self-guided tour. The most impressive thing for me to see this there was the Butler's pantry and the room that was built to hold the families extensive...More

1  Thank Summer R
Reviewed October 14, 2017

We recently took out-of-town friends to the Ropes Mansion. It was too late in the day to tour inside, but we thoroughly enjoyed the magnificent, historic gardens behind the home. Many flowers were in bloom during our mid-summer visit, and it was fun walking along...More

Thank Route128North
Reviewed October 1, 2017

Donated to the town by wealthy sisters over a hundred years ago, the home is beautifully restored to show how different occupants lived in the house during various time periods. If you're a history buff, you'll love the artifacts here.

Thank AWorkingMomNY
Reviewed September 27, 2017

This Georgian Mansion on Essex Street, in the historic district of Salem, is not to be missed. Although not built originally for the Ropes family, Judge Nathaniel Ropes purchased the home in 1768 and various family members occupied the home until 1907. The rooms are...More

1  Thank lahLondon2015
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February 6, 2016|
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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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October 7, 2015|
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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