Blutlust: Geheimnisse des viktorianischen Boston

Boston, Vereinigte Staaten

Entdeckung mit Michael

2 Stunden, Wird auf Englisch angeboten
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Was ihr unternehmen werdet

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.
Other things to note
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.
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…

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Gastgeber auf Airbnb seit 2019
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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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Wo ihr sein werdet

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.

Bewertet mit 4,94 von 5 aus 344 Bewertungen.

Erin
September 2021
We had an amazing time on this tour with Michael! My friends and I know the area very well and we were still shocked by what we learned. It was a great time and well worth the time to walk about a beautiful neighborhood and think of it in a different way. Highly recommended for a nice afternoon!!
Georgie
September 2021
Such an awesome tour! Micheal did a great job when it came to story telling honestly was super intrigued and so interesting! So happy we were able to do this tour! Can’t recommend enough!
Katie
September 2021
Incredible tour! Our group was a mix of local Bostonians, transplant Bostonians, and friends visiting and we all had an amazing time! Unique history of Boston that we’ve never heard, and michael did a great job with the suspense throughout the tour! Highly recommend for anyone wanting to learn more of Boston other than the freedom trail! 10/10
Irene
September 2021
Michael is such an amazing, considerate, and knowledgeable individual! My friend and I thought it was a wonderful experience! It is definitely a recommendation for those who want to explore Boston and also its history.
Jennifer
September 2021
Such a fun time! Michael was very kind and entertaining. He crafted a sort of murder mystery history tour that kept us guessing and engaged throughout. We learned a lot!
Kelly
September 2021
This tour was super interesting. I am a big fan of true crime so I enjoyed the elements of the tour that including the historical spooky story telling! It was also fun to be in a little touristy area of Boston so contrast the rest of our stay!

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