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The Ropes Mansion

318 Essex St, Salem, Massachusetts 01970 USA

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“Alison's House”

The Ropes Mansion , also called Ropes Memorial, is a Georgian Colonial mansion located at 318 Essex Street, located in the Chestnut Street District in Salem, Massachusetts. It is now operated by the Peabody Essex Museum and open to the public.The house was built for Samuel Barnard, a merchant. In 1768, Judge Nathaniel Ropes, Jr., purchased the house from Barnard's nephew. The Ropes family then inhabited the house until 1907, when the house was given to the Trustees of the Ropes Memorial for public benefit.Although altered through the years and then restored, the house looks much like its original form, with a symmetrical facade of two stories, three small pedimented gables through the roof, roof balustrade, and modillioned cornice. In 1807, however, its interior was extensively renovated. In the mid-1830s five rooms and the central hall were remodelled, and today's doorway installed See alsoList of historic houses in MassachusettsReferences Bryant F. Tolles, Jr., Architecture in Salem: An Illustrated Guide, University Press of New England, Hanover and London, reissued 2004. The Ropes Mansion was the exterior filming location for Alison's house in the movie Hocus Pocus.  The Ropes Mansion, also called Ropes Memorial, is a Georgian Colonial mansion located at 318 Essex Street, located in the Chestnut Street District in Salem, Massachusetts. It is now operated by the Peabody Essex Museum and open to the public. The house was built for Samuel Barnard, a merchant. In 1768, Judge Nathaniel Ropes, Jr, purchased the house from Barnard's nephew. The Ropes family then inhabited the house until 1907, when the house was given to the Trustees of the Ropes Memorial for public benefit.

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Steph

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March 24, 2016
Rated 3.0

As a Hocus Pocus fan, I enjoyed our quick photo-op stop here. It doesn't hurt that it is in the middle of Salem, which is a beautiful town.

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The Ropes Mansion

318 Essex St
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01970 USA

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