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Historic Boston Crime Tours - North End Tour provided by Historic Boston Crime Tours

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  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 06/13/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/13/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Boston’s “Little Italy” isn’t just an Italian neighborhood; it’s the oldest part of the city, going back to its founding in 1630. Our North End tour isn't a mob tour, though. It's a chance to learn about a wide swath of crime that took place here over the centuries. On this tour you’ll hear a range of stories including of a witch in the North End who had a connection to the Salem Witch Trials. You’ll also learn about how a scoundrel (and former resident of the neighborhood) employed by the British government relates to the Boston Massacre. Throughout the 1-mile route, we’ll explore narrow alleys, see the almost 400-year-old North Square, and catch a great view of Boston Harbor.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    128 North St
    128 North St, Boston, MA 02109, USA
    In front of the Sumner Tunnel Administration Building
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    North End
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    The tour goes throughout the neighborhood, exploring significant back streets and parks.
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  • You'll end at
    DeFilippo Playground
    Boston, MA 02113, USA
    DeFilippo Playground on Prince Street in the North End of Boston
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Departure Point
128 North St, Boston, MA 02109, USA
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
DeFilippo Playground, Boston, MA 02113, USA
Inclusions
  • Guided Tour
  • Entry/Admission - North End
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for people who have difficulty walking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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MAUREEN792 wrote a review Jul 2020
SYRACUSE2 contributions1 helpful vote
We arrived 15 min. early to find Kurt waiting and ready to go with all COVID precautions in place. The tour was filled with interesting stories about little known people and crimes that shaped the North end. His knowledge and passion about history were well articulated in an
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from historiccrimetours, Owner at Historic Boston Crime Tours - North End Tour
Responded Jul 31, 2020
Thanks so much for the generous and kind review, Maureen. I'm so glad you and your family were able to make it. It was a pleasure having you!
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Jennifer M wrote a review Jul 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Kurt is a great tour guide! My husband and I really enjoyed learning about Boston's crime history. The stories Kurt shared were fascinating. We went on a private tour on July 5, 2020, when Covid-19 was still a thing, so Kurt employed measures to keep everyone safe.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from historiccrimetours, Owner at Historic Boston Crime Tours - North End Tour
Responded Jul 7, 2020
It was so great to have both of you on the first tour of the season! I really enjoyed showing you around the North End and I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the stories.
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Sara B wrote a review Jun 2020
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Learned a ton, really fun, time flew by! Thanks Kurt. Would recommend to anyone. We did the remote tour and had a great experience.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from historiccrimetours, Owner at Historic Boston Crime Tours - North End Tour
Responded Jul 3, 2020
Thanks Sara! I really appreciate the review for the virtual tour!
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Amy K wrote a review Nov 2019
Boston, Massachusetts5 contributions1 helpful vote
This tour was very informative and fun. Our guide Kurt was a great storyteller and threw some funny jokes in as well. I am from the Boston area and have been to the North End countless times, but all of the crime stories were new to me and very interesting. I would definitely
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from historiccrimetours, Owner at Historic Boston Crime Tours - North End Tour
Responded Nov 18, 2019
So glad you liked my jokes! That's the highest compliment I can get. :-) And thanks for recommending the tour. I'm happy to read you enjoyed it.
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Julie wrote a review Nov 2019
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Highly recommend! Fun, funny, intriguing. A unique way to discover the North End. Kurt was informative and his enthusiasm for the history of the area made the tour more interesting! I definitely plan on taking more friends/family on this tour when they visit me in Boston.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Responded Nov 18, 2019
I really appreciate the positive review! I look forward to seeing you with friends and family in the future!
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