It's nearing All Hallows' Eve – a time to frolic, don costumes and run amok! Amok! Amok! Amok! But, most importantly, it's that glorious time of year when Hocus Pocus has taken over the TV schedule.
Hocus Pocus is basically the only good thing about Halloween – besides the candy, which you should be overdosing on while you watch this movie on a loop.
But if you want the full immersive experience, you should actually go to Salem, Mass. where the movie was filmed. Several of the locations are historic and open to the public, and you're guaranteed a wicked photo op at each spot.
We've laid out the grand tour below. All you need to do is get on a broom–ahem, plane, we mean plane – to live out your Hocus Pocus fantasies.
Max and Dani's House
4 Ocean Ave., Salem
Historic in its own right, the house was built in the 1870s. Who didn't dream of living here when they first saw this movie? I'm pretty sure we're all still lusting after Max's awesome bedroom.
The house is currently a private residence and is off the market, so no chance of going inside. Plenty of people snag selfies from the street, though.
Ropes Mansion, 318 Essex St., Salem
Who can forget Allison's house? The stately mansion where we first learn that Max likes Allison's yabbos. In fact, he loves them!
A notable location in Salem, the Ropes Mansion was constructed in the late 1720s and is currently operated by the Peabody Essex Museum. That means you can go inside! Tours run on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. We hope they have cider.
Old Town Hall
32 Derby Square, Salem
Built around 1816-17, Old Town Hall is the oldest remaining municipal building in Salem. The exterior was the only part of the building used for filming, but this is another spot where you can go inside. The interior is the current home of The Salem Museum, which is certainly worth a visit.
There's also space available for events, so you could host a Halloween party here and dance until you're dead.
Old Burial Hill
Remember when Max is on his way home from school near the beginning of the movie and we get an amazing view of the Massachusetts scenery in all of its autumnal glory, until we're so rudely interrupted by punks Jay and Ernie (or Ice, ugh)?
Old Burial Hill is the gorgeous spot those hoodlums were haunting, and it's free to visit. Besides the beautiful surrounding scenery, you'll find gravestones that are over 300 years old as well as a memorial for Wilmot Redd, a victim of the Salem witch trials.
There are three entrances to the cemetery, including one from Orne Street.
The Binx Home
Salem Pioneer Village, Forest River Park, Salem
Thackery's home was located in a quaint village at the edge of a forest. Convincing as it was, Salem Pioneer Village (where the opening scenes were filmed) was acutally constructed in 1930 as the set for a play.
While this location isn't as historical as others, the Village serves as America's first living history museum, striving to recreate life in the 17th century.
The Village is located in Forest River Park, minutes from downtown Salem.
John Bailey High School
Salem Common, S Washington Square
Jacob Bailey High School – or as Winifred Sanderson so aptly put it, "a prison for children" – is where the witches almost met their end in the kiln. In reality, the building served as an elementary school that closed shortly before filming began. There's no way to visit "High School Hell," but you can snap a selfie from the outside.