Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum Presents Tales of Witchcraft and Tombstones

The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum will present Tales of Witchcraft and Tombstones – Saturday, October 16, 23 and 30 and Sunday, October 17, 24 and 31..

Everyone knows about the Salem Witchcraft trials but we hardly hear about what occurred right here in Connecticut. To give visitors a taste of Connecticut’s witchcraft history, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum will be giving Tales of Witchcraft and Tombstone Tours. The tours will start at the Buttolph-Williams House and conclude at the Ancient Burial Ground. Tours cost $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for children and museum members. For more information or to reserve a space please contact the museum at 860-529-0612. Walk-in reservations are also permitted if space allows.

Located in the heart of Connecticut’s largest historic district, the museum, which consists of three authentically restored 18th-century homes, brings Wethersfield’s rich history to life, from the American Revolution to the early 20th century. The museum includes the 1752 Joseph Webb House, which served as George Washington’s Revolutionary War headquarters in May 1781, when he met with French Lieutenant General le Compte de Rochambeau; the 1770 Silas Deane House, built for America’s first diplomat to France; and the 1788 Isaac Stevens House, which depicts life in the 18th and 19th centuries through original family objects and includes a children’s exhibit.

The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, located at 211 Main St., Wethersfield, is open Monday-Saturday – with the exception of Tuesday – from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m.-4 p.m., May through October, and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m.-4 p.m., in April and November. December hours vary, call the museum or visit our website for details. Three-house tours cost $8 for adults and $4 for students and children ages 5 to 18. For information about current exhibits, upcoming events or Museum School classes, call (860) 529-0612 or visit www.webb-deane-stevens.org

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