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Hogsmeade was a wizarding village near Hogwarts School.


Hogsmeade was a picturesque little village of cottages and shops. It was the only village that was entirely for wizards in Britain.[1] It had a nearby train station called Hogsmeade station.[1]

Hogwarts School let third-year and above students go to Hogsmeade for certain weekends if they have a permission slip signed by a parent and guardian.[2]

There were at least three known secret passageways at Hogwarts School which led to Hogsmeade. It's known a passageway behind a fourth-floor mirror caved in. A passageway behind a third-floor statue led to Honeydukes, and a third passageway under the Whomping Willow led to the Shrieking Shack.[3]


Earlier history

An inn in Hogsmeade was the headquarters of a goblin rebellion in 1612. It appeared in the book Sites of Historical Sorcery.[1]

In 1976 to 1978, James Potter, Sirius Black and Peter Pettigrew were confident they could control a werewolf, Remus Lupin if they were Animagus. They began walking round the village and nearby land at night instead of staying in the Shrieking Shack. He nearly escaped at least twice.[4]

1993 - 1994

In August 1993, Harry Potter agreed to behave when Marge Dursley was staying at Privet Drive so that Vernon Dursley would sign a permission slip for him to go to Hogsmeade. Despite Harry's best effort, he failed in the final night when he and Marge had an argument and he inflated her.[5] He run away to the Leaky Cauldron, where he spoke to Cornelius Fudge. He asked Fudge if he would sign it but he declined because he wasn't a guardian, and he thought it was too dangerous for Harry to wander because Sirius Black had escaped Azkaban.[6]

In September to June, Dementors patrolled Hogsmeade every night at sundown and establishments including Honeydukes had signs up in their windows. It was a Ministry of Magic warning for people to complete their shopping before evening.[3]

The 30 - 31 October was the first Hogsmeade weekend. Fred Weasley wanted to go to Zonko's Joke Shop. Harry was unable to go because he didn't have a signed permission slip. Neville would have forged Vernon's signature but it was too late because he had told Professor McGonagall he hadn't signed it in an effort to get her permission to go. Ron and Hermione bought things to give to Harry.[7]

In December, Harry used the Marauder's Map to sneak into Hogsmeade under the Cloak of Invisibility. He took a secret passageway behind a third-floor statue at Hogwarts School to a cellar in Honeydukes. He found Ron and Hermione and had a Butterbeer in the Three Broomsticks Inn.[3] In February, he and Ron wandered round Hogsmeade village and went to the Shrieking Shack.[8] In June, Dementors stopped patrolling the village and went back to Azkaban.[9]

Sirius Black signed Harry's permission slip so he could begin openly going to the village in the fourth-year at Hogwarts.[9]


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