‘Hocus Pocus’ Comes Alive Again for Special Event at Ropes Mansion in Salem
Get ready, witches.
A new experience is coming to Salem this year and it’s the next best thing to hanging out with the Sanderson sisters. For the first time, the iconic Ropes Mansion will be decorated just the way it was in the cult classic Hocus Pocus, letting the movie come to life 30 years later.
Peabody Essex Museum
Fans know it as Allison’s house, but in reality, it’s called the Ropes Mansion, proudly owned by Peabody Essex Museum, the only museum in Salem with authentic documents and objects from the witch trials of 1692.
For the first time ever, it will transform into a seasonal pop-up at their shop on Essex Street.
Visitors will be encouraged to pop into the shop and take a stroll down to Ropes Mansion, where it will feel like you stepped back into 1992 when Max and Dani went trick-or-treating for the first time.
Hocus Pocus Recreation at Ropes Mansion
From Oct. 27-31, the exterior of Ropes Mansion will be adorned with pumpkins, corn stocks and flickering candles. It will be a spitting image of the first time we saw Max and Dani go trick-or-treating all those years ago.
It's a chance to connect even further with your favorite Halloween movie. It’s what you’ve wanted to experience since you first saw the movie in the '90s, and the Peabody Essex Museum is finally making it possible.
PEM curator Paula Richter said: “The film has become an integral part of people’s childhoods, holiday memories and how they experienced Halloween,” so it’s only fitting they bring this set back to life for the 30th anniversary.