Darkest Side of Boston: Uncovering the City's Criminal History and Brutal Crimes

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 4.5 miles
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Duration 1h 30m
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After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
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With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
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Hosted by ListenUp Audio
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Discover the sinister stories of Boston with your private in-app audio tour
  • Stroll along the shrouded in mystery streets of the historic Beacon Hill Neighborhood
  • Learn about the deeds of Jesse Pomeroy, America's first child serial killer
  • Visit some of the famous crime scenes and feel the chills while unveiling their unsettling past
  • Hear the tales of the Boston Mafia and get to know how the criminals ended up behind bars
Boston is known as the birthplace of the American Revolution, the home of the Freedom Trail and the Red Sox. It is famous for its chowder and baked beans. Yet this in-app audio tour will introduce you to another, more sinister side of Boston. Along the journey, you will learn about an inordinate number of truly weird murderers who committed their crimes in Boston. While following the tour, you will go through the dapper streets of the historic Beacon Hill neighborhood and discover dark mysteries hidden behind its tidy red-brick facades. Listen to the stories of crimes of the mad nurse Jolly Jane, the Boston Strangler, and Kenneth Harrison, known as the Giggler – the criminals who once terrorized the city. Learn about the wars the famous Boston mobsters had with the police. Hear the fantastic detective stories and explore some dark pages of Boston's extraordinary past. Ready to escape to the world of crime? Then get the tour and consider taking it in the evening if you want to immerse in the creepy atmosphere genuinely. Once the tour is over, we recommend you return to Beacon Hill and keep exploring Boston, this time from a brighter side!

What's included

  • Downloadable multimedia audio tour on WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Earphones – please bring your own
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
8 Walnut Street
Walnut Street, 8
81 Prince Street
Prince Street, 81
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at support@wegotrip.com.
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