Bloodlust: Mysteries of Victorian Boston

Boston, USA

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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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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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Lorne
juli 2021
An absolutely awesome and riveting tour. Lots of interaction, and the entire experience has you trying to solve the murders! It's nothing but fun, and Michael is an AWESOME tour guide. If you're looking for a unique look at southern Boston, look no further.
An absolutely awesome and riveting tour. Lots of interaction, and the entire experience has you trying to solve the murders! It's nothing but fun, and Michael is an AWESOME tour gu…
Cristina
juli 2021
Michael is a wonderful storyteller, and makes everyone in the group feel like a part of the "show". We enjoyed it so much we immediately booked his Freedom Trail tour! The South End neighborhood is also so beautiful and Michael wove in fun facts about it throughout.
Michael is a wonderful storyteller, and makes everyone in the group feel like a part of the "show". We enjoyed it so much we immediately booked his Freedom Trail tour! The South En…
Cynthia
juli 2021
Michael was an incredible tour guide! I took my parents (who were skeptical) and they absolutely loved it. He does a great job of mixing the history of Boston with the true crime of the Victorian era. I learned a lot and was enthralled the entire time. Michael really brings the story full circle and was patient with our questions. I would highly recommend!!
Michael was an incredible tour guide! I took my parents (who were skeptical) and they absolutely loved it. He does a great job of mixing the history of Boston with the true crime o…
Danielle
juli 2021
Michael is a wonderful guide! He is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and genuine. The tour was interesting to me because I'm into true crime and history, while my husband is more into architecture and local beer. Michael discussed all those topics and walked us to a great local pub after the tour so we could grab a drink. Michael personalized the tour by asking us our interests before beginning the evening. It was interactive, educational and fun! If we ever make our way back to Boston we will be sure to look him up again. I highly recommend this tour with Michael if you are interested in true crime/murder mystery, history, Victorian era architecture and meeting new people - do this bloodthirst walking tour! shout out to Michael for putting up with us! -Danielle & Clark (from DE/go phils!)
Michael is a wonderful guide! He is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and genuine. The tour was interesting to me because I'm into true crime and history, while my husband is more into a…
Insiya
juli 2021
We had fun learning about unique historical facts about Boston's Back bay life in the late 1800s...Michael really engaged the group members in his story telling techniques and kept us at the edge of our seats...it was like being in a CSI show...the other group members were also fun. We were 5 of us, and had a great time. Only one feedback we have is that there could be some more moving around and less standing and talking...but all in all it was an amazing guided tour - very memorable.
We had fun learning about unique historical facts about Boston's Back bay life in the late 1800s...Michael really engaged the group members in his story telling techniques and kept…
Samantha
juli 2021
Michael is a great storyteller! He’s engaging, fun, and welcoming. The manner in which he tells the stories and history keeps you guessing right until the end. Don’t hesitate in booking this experience if you’re looking for some true mysteries of Boston not often talked about!
Michael is a great storyteller! He’s engaging, fun, and welcoming. The manner in which he tells the stories and history keeps you guessing right until the end. Don’t hesitate in bo…

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