Bloodlust: Mysteries of Victorian Boston

Boston, Amerika Serikat

Pengalaman yang diadakan oleh Michael

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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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Nora
Juli 2021
This was the 2nd time I did this walking tour and it was just as great as the first time! Michael is very knowledgeable about Bostonian history and is an excellent story teller. He was extremely patient and understanding with my boyfriend’s son, who is 12 years old and asked a LOT of questions. Thank you, Michael!
This was the 2nd time I did this walking tour and it was just as great as the first time! Michael is very knowledgeable about Bostonian history and is an excellent story teller. He…
Alfredo
Juli 2021
Michale was extremely patient and thorough , he accommodated us when we missed our tour . One of the best tours to go on. Highly recommend !!!!
Sydney
Juli 2021
What a killer experience. Well-rounded, wonderfully structured tale-telling, of special interest to those interested in women's equality and theosophic study. Delightfully macabre and beautiful neighborhoods!
Fadi
Juli 2021
This was an informative tour and Michael is very knowledgeable. There wasn't much to see in terms of sights but the storyline kept things interesting.
Alexa
Juli 2021
Michael is an amazing story teller and kept our group invested from the moment the tour started to the walk back to our parking spot! We learned a lot about Boston’s Victorian past from the architecture to the macabre happenings. We highly recommend!
Michael is an amazing story teller and kept our group invested from the moment the tour started to the walk back to our parking spot! We learned a lot about Boston’s Victorian past…
X.K.
Juni 2021
Michael is fantastic storyteller with engaging conversation. Boston is a walking city for sure, so I was really grateful of how thoughtful Michael was by picking great places to sit during the tour. I’ll def come back with my friends!

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