Connecticut's Hanging of Witches in the 1600s

Amazing Tales from Off and On Connecticut‘s Beaten Path

May 23 2024 • 20 mins

The Salem Witch Trials occurred in the 1690s. It was decades earlier that CT’s witchcraft frenzy occurred. Nearly a dozen women and men were hanged for witchcraft, until young CT Colony Governor John Winthrop used his political expertise to get the state to end executions entirely. This dark chapter in CT history is told by the State Historian Emeritus, Walt Woodward.