Walking Tour – The Witch Trial Trail: The People and Places of Boston Connected with the Salem Witch Trials

Event Start:
10/03/2022 3:00 PM
Event End:
10/03/2022 4:00 PM

Monday, October 3, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET

FREE but registration is required.

Supreme Judicial Court Historical Society

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Walking Tour – The Witch Trial Trail:
The People and Places of Boston Connected with the Salem Witch Trials

This is an outdoors walking tour.

Hosted by:

Kenneth Bresler, Administrative Magistrate, Division of Administrative Law Appeals (DALA)

During the Salem Witch Trials more than 300 years ago, Salem was a small town without enough government officials or resources to conduct mass trials. Boston, the capital of the province, and Bostonians inevitably got drawn into the frenzy. Defendants from Salem were sent to, escaped from, and died in Boston’s jail. Bostonians were accused of witchcraft. Boston even held its own witch trials. Of the ten witch trial judges, four were from Boston. Boston citizens, ministers, and government officials helped to inflame the witchcraft crisis, and then to end it. These Bostonians left many reminders of themselves, which can still be seen today.

The walking tour will last about an hour. It will start at the John Adams Courthouse and end near there. Kenneth Bresler is the author of The Witch Trial Trail of Boston and The Harvard Witch Walk: The People and Places of Boston and Harvard Connected with the Salem Witch Trials, the second edition of which will appear soon.

The Supreme Judicial Court Historical Society is an educational trust operating under the auspices of
The Social Law Library

This is a free event.


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