Filming locations of “Hocus Pocus 2”

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Hocus Pocus 2 is officially streaming on Disney+! While the story takes us back to Salem, Massachusetts, the movie was actually shot in locations in Rhode Island. From a park used to recreate a 1600s version of Salem to the street where the Sanderson sisters take their first trip to a Walgreens, we’ve laid out all the filming locations used to bring the long-awaited sequel to life. Start planning your visit to these locations and consider expanding your visit to also include the original filming locations in Massachusetts.

Chase Farm Park

Located in Lincoln, Rhode Island, the sprawling grounds of Chase Farm Park serves as the location where Disney built a replica of 1600s Salem, Massachusetts, for the film. While the village has been demolished, the green space is generally used for summer concerts, sledding, hiking, and other special events.

Washington Square

The extravagant Halloween carnival takes place in Newport’s Washington Square. One of the buildings that is easy to spot in the film is the historic Newport Colony House. The Salem Scare Fest concert stage – where the Sanderson Sisters give a gripping performance of Blondie’s 1979 hit “One Way or Another” – was erected in front of this building.

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Newman Congregational Church and Cemetery

Naturally, the cemetery across from Newman Avenue in East Providence was used to shoot night scenes set in a cemetery, including those with Doug Jones reprising his role as Billy Butcherson. The Newman Congregational Church can be seen in the background of these scenes.

Avenue Atwells

This Providence Street was transformed into a Salem-inspired Halloween village for the movie, and it even includes the Walgreens where the Sanderson sisters take their first trip down beauty aisle.

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Benefit Street

Nestled in the College Hill neighborhood of Providence, the collection of Colonial homes on Benefit Street helps bring the town of Salem to life for the film. A stroll down the historic street would surely make for a great fall activity.

La Salle Academy

private catholic high school La Salle Academy in Providence, Rhode Island was used as a high school that teenagers attend Hocus Pocus 2. The Brown University campus was also used to represent Salem High School, The Journal of Providence reports.

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Cranston Street Armory

No, the scenes in Forbidden Woods were not filmed in the middle of a forest. They were shot on a soundstage in the Cranston Street Armory, according to The Journal of Providence.

Touro Street

While the Olde Salem Magic Shoppe, aka the Sanderson Sisters’ cottage, was a temporary facade designed for the film, it was built over an empty parking lot at 51 Touro Street in Newport, according to Discover Newport.


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