Bloodlust: Mysteries of Victorian Boston

Boston, Bandaríkin

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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.
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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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Gestgjafi á Airbnb síðan 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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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.

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Kacy
október 2021
Super interesting way to look at the history of boston and how certain aspects tie into today’s culture. Michael is a great host and even made sure we made it to the train station. 100/10!!
Kaitlyn
október 2021
Michael’s tour was excellent and such a unique way to see another side of Boston. His passionate storytelling kept us captive throughout the entire tour. Highly recommend!
Lindsy
október 2021
Michael is a crafted story teller! His tour will keep you engaged until the very end. This tour is a wonderful mix of Boston history and true crime, perfectly crafted for an amazing experience.
Kalli
október 2021
The tour was great fun! We got to see a part of Boston I don’t think we would have otherwise visited. It was wonderful seeing the beautiful architecture of the homes in the area, to learn a bit about the history of the area, and to hear great stories about local characters. Very much enjoyed by all in our party!
Amanda
október 2021
Michael was super kind, engaging, and a great storyteller. You could tell he was very knowledgeable about topics covered on the tour, but also about Boston in general. He answered lots of questions and even recommended some good restaurants. Thanks so much for a great tour!
Rebecca
október 2021
Micheal’s storytelling kept us enthralled for the entire tour. His knowledge of of the area and true crime stories is impressive. He is kind and courteous and knows many good restaurants around Boston. Highly recommend.

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