Bloodlust: Mysteries of Victorian Boston

Boston, Spojené státy

Zážitek vedený hostitelem Michael

2 hodiny, Jazyk zážitku: angličtina
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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.
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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Hostitelem na Airbnb od roku 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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Kde budeš

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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Joe
září 2021
Michael was a great storyteller! My wife and I had a wonderful time on the tour. It was different than any tour that we have done before, in a good way. Thanks again!
Blake
září 2021
Immersive true crime storytelling! We loved every minute and would 100% recommend Michael's tour to you even if you don't consider of yourself as a history buff or true crime enthusiasts!
Ania
září 2021
Very talented stores teller- passionate about his city and sharing its rich amazing history against magical backdrop of stunning Bostonian neighborhood. We were lucky to have Michael to ourself as we could engage and participate in solving the crime based on his wonderful narration of the story. Wonderful experience
Sidney
září 2021
Michael is a great storyteller and is very knowledgeable. He was very kind and the experience was full of excellent conversation and fun facts about the area.
Stephanie
září 2021
I'm a big fan of true crime so I enjoyed the structure of this tour. Michael takes you on a live version of Clue, gradually unwinding an interconnected tale of Boston's most notorious serial killers. Put your detective hat on and get ready to solve the mystery.
Wayann
září 2021
Read really good reviews but wasn’t the best. I like Michael but the tour seemed dragged out and not engaging at all. Everyone in my group was pretty much over the tour before it ended.

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