The Statue of Grace Sherwood, Virginia Beach

The Statue of Grace Sherwood, Virginia Beach

The statue of Grace Sherwood, also known as the Witch of Pungo, is probably the most famous monument in Virginia Beach. In 1698, Grace Sherwood was said to be guilty of bewitching somebody's crops. She was the last person known to have been convicted of witchcraft in Virginia. She was imprisoned and tortured. In fact, she was not a witch but a good woman who loved animals. She was also considered a special healer in her time, hence the statue’s location near a hospital.

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The Statue of Grace Sherwood on Map

Sight Name: The Statue of Grace Sherwood
Sight Location: Virginia Beach, USA (See walking tours in Virginia Beach)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Create Your Own Walk in Virginia Beach

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Oceanfront Walk

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Virginia Beach Cultural Venues

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
North Virginia Beach Tour

North Virginia Beach Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.1 Km or 3.8 Miles