The Philips School and Hocus Pocus

Barbecue Witch Anyone….

This was the location of the school in Hocus Pocus. In 1992 on the 300 year anniversary of the Witchcraft Hysteria Elie Wiesel dedicated the memorial and Disney filmed Hocus Pocus. In this building in the film the three witches are burned in the incinerator. While filming, Disney did not think the Common had enough leaves and colors so they shipped massive dump trucks to the park. Today the steeple is missing on the building, along with most of the steeples in Salem. Also my neighbor Miss Fitzgerald was one of the original teachers in the school who died not too long ago at 99 years old. After knowing her for 15 years I realized she was retired longer than I was alive.

To hear more stories about the Salem Common book a tour on the Salem Smugglers’ Tour of the Historic Common today!

http://www.salemtunneltour.com
More Than Witches!!!

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