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“Cry Witch” is a Must-See Evening Program with Discounts Available for Guests of Colonial Williamsburg Resorts

Cry Witch Evening Program


Candlelight flickers, casting dramatic shadows in the historic Capitol Court. You, a distinguished guest, are sworn in as a member of the jury tasked with deciding the fate of Grace Sherwood, who was accused of witchcraft in 1706.

When you choose accommodations at Colonial Williamsburg Resorts, your trip gets even more exciting with exclusive guest discounts* for evening programs, like “Cry Witch!”

This captivating evening program is no ordinary reenactment…”Cry Witch” puts you right in the heart of an 18th-century courtroom drama, blending historical fact with theatrical intrigue.


Here’s what you can expect:

  • An 8-Year Trial Condensed into One Hour: Witness key moments from Grace Sherwood’s lengthy legal battle, all within a captivating one-hour performance.
  • Be Part of History: You become a vital part of the drama! Question witnesses, deliberate with fellow jurors, and ultimately decide Grace Sherwood’s fate.
  • A Blend of Past and Present: Will the 18th-century evidence sway you, or will your 21st-century perspective win out?
  • Authenticity at its Finest: Listen for the chilling words of Elizabeth Barnes, spoken nearly verbatim from her actual 1706 testimony.
  • A Legacy of Excellence: Cry Witch! has captivated audiences for over 20 years, constantly evolving with new historical discoveries. Seen it before? See it again with the next generation of suspense seekers!


What our guests are saying:

  • “An interactive re-enactment that truly took us back in time!”
  • “We got to sit right by the judge in the beautiful, candlelit courtroom. It doesn’t get more immersive than this!”
  • “Excellent period actors and intense court drama. A must-see!”


Don’t miss this iconic Colonial Williamsburg experience! Ask your hotel concierge for more information and how to secure your discounted tickets for Cry Witch!


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*Disclaimer: Guest Discounts are not available during the holiday season (November-December) due to increased ticket demand. 

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