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Histoires sanglantes : mystères du Boston victorien

Boston, États-Unis

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Expérience organisée par Michael

2 heures
Inclus : équipement
Jusqu'à 10 personnes
Proposée en Anglais

Au programme

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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  • Équipement
    Hand sanitizer,
    Umbrella (please request)
À partir de $24
par personne
ven. 5 mars
11:00 - 13:00
$29 par personne
$29 par personne
ven. 5 mars
15:00 - 17:00
$29 par personne
$29 par personne
sam. 6 mars
11:00 - 13:00
$29 par personne
$29 par personne

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Hôte sur Airbnb depuis 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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Le lieu

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.

Évaluation de 4,95 sur 5 sur la base de 222 commentaires.

Nasreen
février 2021
Michael is a wonderful storyteller and truly makes his tour engaging and fun. My boyfriend and I got lucky and were the only people on our tour so it felt that much more personal. Michael answered all our questions and pointed out things we definitely wouldn’t have caught on our own. He took the time to ensure we were involved and engaged in the conversation which was really nice too. 10/10 would recommend!
Michael is a wonderful storyteller and truly makes his tour engaging and fun. My boyfriend and I got lucky and were the only people on our tour so it felt that much more personal.…
Nicole
janvier 2021
Michael is awesome! He is so knowledgeable about the area and shared so many cool facts! He did a great job keeping the trip really engaging and interactive. I would definitely recommend this for anyone who enjoys history and learning about the city.
Michael is awesome! He is so knowledgeable about the area and shared so many cool facts! He did a great job keeping the trip really engaging and interactive. I would definitely rec…
Robert
janvier 2021
You want to know a little more about Boston’s dark history? Michael is your man. Very knowledgeable and he can build anticipation with his great story telling skills. Definitely a must take tour if you find your self in Boston!
Cindy
janvier 2021
Michael is extremely knowledgeable and engaging. The location was perfect, the history and stories fantastic, and his delivery was superb! My son and I enjoyed it immensely and learned a lot!
Katie
janvier 2021
The tour was great and Michael’s storytelling was fun and interactive. He asked questions along the way to keep us guessing and engaged. Be prepared weather wise. We went in winter and we definitely could have been more prepared which of course wasn’t Michael’s fault in any way. I would definitely recommend!
The tour was great and Michael’s storytelling was fun and interactive. He asked questions along the way to keep us guessing and engaged. Be prepared weather wise. We went in winter…
Brenton
décembre 2020
Great experience! Michael is a great storyteller who blends facts about Boston's historical neighborhoods and architecture with some absolutely chilling murders that took place on the very grounds you walk through!

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Toute expérience peut être annulée et intégralement remboursée dans les 24 heures suivant l'achat, ou au moins 7 jours avant qu'elle ne commence.

Critères requis pour les voyageurs

10 voyageurs âgés de 11 ou plus peuvent participer. Les parents peuvent emmener leurs enfants de moins de 2 ans.

Ce qu'il faut apporter

Weather appropriate clothing

Comfortable shoes