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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Har vært vertskap på Airbnb siden 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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Mitzi/Kelland
oktober 2021
This experience with Michael was one of the highlights of our trip to Boston. His ability to story tell is on another level. My friends and I compared this experience with him to attending a live murder podcast. In addition to the wonderful murder stories, he also taught us so much about the history of the area in Boston we were in. We would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Boston in the future, you will love it. Thank you for an amazing experience, Michael!!! You rock!
Nina
oktober 2021
Want to learn something new about Boston? Take this tour It is well worth the money and time - host was knowledgeable/ affable/related to all the participants and made us feel that our time and interest was important Well worth it!!!
Celi
oktober 2021
This experience was well worth it!! Everyone should be so lucky as to have a guide like Michael to learn about the murder mystery history of Boston. He was very knowledgeable courteous kind and fun!! He got us all acquainted and began the tour keeping us captivated and engaged the whole time. We highly recommend this experience!! Loved it!
Lucy
oktober 2021
Amazing. Enough cannot be said for Michael’s story telling ability and holding a crowd. I very much enjoyed the beautiful neighborhoods and spaces shown during his walk.
Kari
oktober 2021
We really enjoyed Michael's storytelling, the interaction we had trying to figure out the culprit of the stories and the great location. We learned things about Boston we never would have known. Glad we decided on this tour!
Kayee
oktober 2021
Michael is a wonderful AirBNB Experience host. It's very clear that he's passionate about the history of Boston, certainly does his homework, and kept the pace of the tour interesting. I was traveling with my small dog, and appreciated that this tour is very dog-friendly and very walkable.

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