The house from Hocus Pocus

Filming Location in Salem, Massachusetts, United States

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The Hocus Pocus House - Filming Location

This is the filming location of the house from the Halloween comedy movie Hocus Pocus (1993).

It is situated at 4 Ocean Avenue in Salem, Massachusetts—a historic coastal city that lies to the northeast of Boston.

This is the home of the movie's main protagonist, Max Dennison.

Max lives here with his parents, Dave and Jenny, and his eight-year-old sister, Dani.

The Dennison family relocates from Los Angeles to Salem shortly before the film begins.

From the start, it is clear that Max is deeply unhappy about having to up sticks and move to the other side of the country. From his perspective, he is thousands of miles away from all of his friends, in a strange place where he doesn't fit in.

He also doesn't understand Salem's excitement about Halloween.

During his first day at school, he scoffs at the teacher's story about the Sanderson Sisters and then tells his new classmates that the day was invented by candy companies.

Max's misery is compounded even further when two stereotypical high school bullies stop him in the cemetery and steal his trainers, forcing him to cycle home in his socks.

Where is the Hocus Pocus house?

Below, you will find the address and the GPS coordinates for this location.

GPS coordinates

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the house are:

42.508758, -70.887799


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The full address for this location is:

4 Ocean Avenue
MA 01970
United States


The house is situated at the eastern end of Ocean Avenue, near Shore Avenue. It sits to the north of Forest River Park, overlooking Salem Harbor.


Photos of the house and other related images.

"Nothing good can come from this book."

Max's house Hocus Pocus

In this scene, Max and Allison decide to open the spell book to see if there is a way to transform Binx back into his human form.

Unbeknownst to them, the book shoots a beacon of light into the sky above Salem, which alerts the witches to their location.

After seeing the light, the Sanderson Sisters grab their makeshift brooms (a mop and a vacuum cleaner) and fly directly to Max's house.

When Binx notices Max and Allison reading the spell book, he immediately jumps on it and closes it.

However, by that stage, it is too late, as the witches are already on their way.

The witches arrive

witches arrive

This screenshot of the house is taken from the Sanderson Sisters' point of view.

After landing outside, the witches sneak into the property through an open window.

Moments later, they reclaim the book, take Max's sister Dani, and fly up through the roof.

Max Dennison's house

4 Ocean Avenue

This Google Street View image of 4 Ocean Avenue was taken in November of 2020.

The house, which was built in 1870, is more than 150 years old.

According to Zillow, it has three bedrooms and is roughly 1,300 square feet in size.

Salem Harbor

Street View

The property overlooks Salem Harbor.


Max arrives home

Max arrives home after being robbed of his Nike cross trainers.


Hocus Pocus house

This is the final exterior shot of the house from Hocus Pocus. Seconds later, the witches fly up through the roof, carrying Dani with them.

The Dennison family

Dennison family

The Dennison family consists of Max, Dani, Jenny, and Dave.

Interestingly, Leonardo DiCaprio was originally offered the role of Max. However, he turned it down to star in the drama film "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" (1993).

In the end, Omri Katz was chosen instead.

Katz has since retired from acting and now works as a hairdresser. His last major acting role was in the sitcom The John Larroquette Show, which ended in 1995.


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