Witches & Tombstones

Sat Oct 22, 2022
10:00am to 4:00pm ET
12 and older
$25

Bone-chilling, but historically accurate, Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum’s Witches and Tombstones Tours will be held Saturday, October 22 , from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

An up-close and creepy examination of all things funereal, Witches and Tombstones Tours begin in the museum’s Stevens House. Visitors step back in time and into the parlor set up for the wake of little Henry Stevens, who perished in 1828 at the age of three. The tiny coffin is surrounded by tansy and rosemary, herbs used to mask any “odors.” The windows and mirrors are covered, and a small silhouette representing Henry is displayed. A silhouette would likely have been the only portrait the family would have to remember him by. A guide will detail 19th-century mourning practices, how illnesses were treated in the Stevens House, and how the living dealt with fears of being buried alive.

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