The Salem Witch Trials
Suitable for Adults
Talks and Tours, After Hours
About this Event
5.30 – 6.30pm
The Salem witch trials of 1692 were the largest and deadliest witch-hunt in North American history. In just over one year, 19 people were hanged, a man was tortured to death, five perished in jail, and 150-200 were accused of witchcraft and arrested. In this presentation, Salem Witch Museum educators Rachel Christ-Doane and Jill Christiansen will discuss how and why this witch-hunt broke out in 1692, the aftermath of these devastating events, and the enduring significance of the witchcraft trials.
This event is suitable for ages 12+. Please note it will explore real historical events, including death and torture, which some people may find upsetting.
Tickets cost £6 per person.
How to Book
Alternatively, call the team at Colchester Castle on 01206 282939. Our line is open from 10am – 4.30pm.
This talk will be privately screened on our YouTube channel. Our team will send out the joining details a few days prior to the event, so you will need to provide an email address.
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