The Salem Witch Trials



From £6.00

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

Click here to book online

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. 

Thinking of joining 5 or more of our ‘Wicked Spirits?’ talks or activities? As a little thank you to our returning visitors, we are offering a Colchester Castle exclusive ‘Wicked Spirits?’ goody bag, containing little gifts and exclusive offers. Just ask our team at the Castle Welcome desk for a loyalty card and start collecting stamps!

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