Witches and Tombstone Tours

  • October 21 - 28, 2023
  • Webb Deane Stevens Museum

    211 Main Street
    Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109
Ticket Price $25.00-$30.00 This event is now over

An up close and creepy examination of all things funereal, our popular Witches & Tombstones Tour returns on Saturday, October 21, and Saturday, October 28. 

The Witches & Tombstones Tour begins at The Isaac Stevens House with the wake of young Henry Stevens, who died at the age of three. Guests will learn about 19th-century mourning practices, how illnesses were treated, and how the living dealt with fears of being buried alive. Next, guests will visit the Wethersfield Ancient Burying Ground. See the graves and hear stories of those who met their end during Connecticut’s first mass murder and learn how gravestones warned the living of their own impending peril. The final stop on the Tour is The Buttolph-Williams House (c 1711), the setting for the award-winning children’s novel, The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare. Hear stories about the notorious Wethersfield Witch Trials, which preceded the Salem Witch Trials by 30 years. The Buttolph-Williams House is a Connecticut Landmarks Property.

Tour times: 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm. Tickets: Members: $25 per person / General Public: $30 per person. Tours are limited to groups of 16.

 *Please note: The Witches & Tombstones Tour includes climbing stairs and walking on uneven ground. It is not recommended for youth under age 12.

Date & Time

Oct 21 - 28, 2023

Venue Details

Webb Deane Stevens Museum

211 Main Street
Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109 Webb Deane Stevens Museum
Webb Deane Stevens Museum

Nestled in the heart of Connecticut's largest historic district, the Webb Deane Stevens Museum's three historic houses tell important stories of national and statewide significance.