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Bloodlust: Mysteries of Victorian Boston

Beoordeeld met een 4,95 uit 5 op basis van 167 recensies.Boston, Verenigde Staten

Opgeschort tot en met 27 augustus.

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Ervaring georganiseerd door Michael

2 uur
Inclusief uitrusting
Maximaal 10 personen
Gegeven in het Engels

Wat je gaat doen

In the late 1800s, Boston experienced a rash of gruesome murders and unexplained phenomena. The “Boston Medical and Surgical Journal” observed, “The increase in the number of the criminally insane has been exceptionally rapid…” Most interesting was the way one community reacted to this – The South End, the country’s oldest and largest Victorian neighborhood.

Not only was there a reawakening of the notorious Witchcraft Trials that happened 200 years earlier, but people were also accused of being vampires and conversing with the dead – all while serial murders and molesters lurked just out of sight.

Explore this quaint post-Civil War suburb, its architectural gems and strange statuary that tourist rarely get to see. Then delve into the concerns of the people who lived here, their art, science, politics and stories of true crime, with demonstrations on Victorian phantasmagoria and the new fields of forensics and toxicology.

Did you know that one of Boston’s wealthiest entrepreneurs was a woman? So was America’s first accused vampire. We’ve also hosted mad scientists, homicidal healthcare workers and psychologists who treated the mentally ill in unsavory ways.

Buried the beneath this neighborhood's eye-catching English gardens and breathtaking brick rowhouses is a unique experience you won’t want to miss, and all within a few blocks of Copley Square and Back Bay.
In the late 1800s, Boston experienced a rash of gruesome murders and unexplained phenomena. The “Boston Medical and Surgical Journal” observed, “The increase in the number of the criminally insane has been exceptionally rapid…” Most interesting was the way one community reacted to this – The South End, the country’s oldest and largest Victorian neighborhood.

Not only was there a reawakening of the notorious Witchcraft Trials that happe…

Wat Michael doet voor de veiligheid

Deze host houdt zich aan de aan COVID-19 gerelateerde veiligheids- en schoonmaakrichtlijnen van Airbnb, waaronder het naleven van de richtlijnen voor sociale onthouding, goede hygiënemaatregelen en het controleren of alle deelnemers een mondkapje dragen.

Wat er is inbegrepen

  • Uitrusting
    Hand sanitizer,
    Umbrella (please request)
Vanaf $24
per persoon
vr 28 aug.
15:00 - 17:00
$29 per persoon
$29 per persoon
za 29 aug.
15:00 - 17:00
$24 per persoon, voorheen $29
$24 per persoon, voorheen $29
zo 30 aug.
15:00 - 17:00
$24 per persoon, voorheen $29
$24 per persoon, voorheen $29

Dit is je host, Michael

Verhuurt sinds 2019 op Airbnb
  • 167 recensies
  • Identiteit geverifieerd
Hi, I'm Michael,

As an experienced educator, artist, historian and tour guide, I will provide a wealth of information about my neighborhood and its place in one of the most historically complex cities in North America.
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Waar je naartoe gaat

Designed to reflect the refined, English sensibilities of the 1800s, the South End has gone through many changes over the years. It was created as a suburban neighborhood for the upper-middle class. In the 1900s, it became a haven for cultural diversity, emigration and women’s rights. Enigmatically, it has also been an urban wasteland, a hotbed of crime and a mecca for artists. Now, it's some of the most expensive real estate in the country.

Beoordeeld met een 4,95 uit 5 op basis van 167 recensies.

Kaylee
maart 2020
Excellent tour! Michael really knows about the period, and he took time to engage with all of us, even walking us to a pub after the tour. We had a great time and learned a lot. Definitely recommend this experience.
Paul
maart 2020
Really very interesting and a good balance of discussion around local Bostonian issues but also how these feature in an increasingly globalised stage from the Victorian era onward. Interesting stories with a murderous backdrop - what else could you ask for? Loved it.
Really very interesting and a good balance of discussion around local Bostonian issues but also how these feature in an increasingly globalised stage from the Victorian era onward.…
Brittany
maart 2020
This tour was very fun and informative, and was a great way to spend a beautiful day. Michael was a wonderful host and really knows how to draw you in with his storytelling. He seems very passionate about his work. Would definitely recommend!
This tour was very fun and informative, and was a great way to spend a beautiful day. Michael was a wonderful host and really knows how to draw you in with his storytelling. He see…
Jaimie
maart 2020
Michael is a wonderful host! His knowledge about the dark side of Boston’s history was truly remarkable! We learned a ton, not only about Boston but many other topics. It was like a murder mystery walk, Michael was a great storyteller. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to learn more about Boston!
Michael is a wonderful host! His knowledge about the dark side of Boston’s history was truly remarkable! We learned a ton, not only about Boston but many other topics. It was lik…
Clodagh
maart 2020
We enjoyed the tour. Michael was very good at setting the scene and had amazing knowledge of the time period. Would definitely recommend this if you want to see beautiful houses and learn about the history of serial killers in Boston.
Meredith
maart 2020
What a great experience! We loved this tour. Great stories with detail we couldn’t have gotten elsewhere, told in a way that made you feel as if you were there when the events happened. Moving around from location to location was fun and we came away feeling like we understood the neighbourhood’s history much better than before. Well worth it and a fun way to spend a beautiful day outside.
What a great experience! We loved this tour. Great stories with detail we couldn’t have gotten elsewhere, told in a way that made you feel as if you were there when the events happ…

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Annuleringsvoorwaarden

Elke ervaring kan binnen 24 uur na aankoop, of ten minste zeven dagen voor aanvang, worden geannuleerd met volledige restitutie.

Vereisten voor gasten

Er kunnen maximaal 10 gasten van 11 jaar en ouder deelnemen. Ouders mogen ook kinderen jonger dan twee jaar meenemen.

Meer tips

We will walk outside, about a mile, through the streets and parks of the South End. We will see architecturally significant homes and churches, the background for a number of historic movie and shows. There will be some graphic discussion of violence and murder. Participant discretion is advised.

Wat je mee moet nemen

Weather appropriate clothing

Comfortable shoes