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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

A Historic Boston Crime Tour

Boston, United StatesPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Kurt

90 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Most tourists know the North End neighborhood of Boston as our “Little Italy.” But this isn’t just an Italian neighborhood; it's the oldest part of the city, going back to its' founding in 1630. So this North End crime tour isn't about the mob. It's a chance to learn about a wide swath of lesser-known criminal acts that took place here over the centuries.

From the comfort of your home, you'll hear stories of an early red-light district, anarchist riots and police station bombings, Colonial Boston scoundrels, pirates, and Boston's biggest bank heist.

Through video, maps, historic photographs, and drawings we'll "walk" a route that will bring these events to life. Along the way, you'll see parts of this 1 square mile neighborhood most tourists never see--even the ones who visit in person! And of course, I'll be happy to answer any questions.

And you won't need to bring anything except your interest in true crime and history!

You'll leave this crime tour with an appreciation for the rich historical and ethnic diversity of this almost 400-year-old neighborhood.
Most tourists know the North End neighborhood of Boston as our “Little Italy.” But this isn’t just an Italian neighborhood; it's the oldest part of the city, going back to its' founding in 1630. So this North End crime tour isn't about the mob. It's a chance to learn about a wide swath of lesser-known criminal acts that took place here over the centuries.

From the comfort of your home, you'll hear stories of an early red-light distric…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Kurt can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at ﺩ.ﺇ379.
  • Request availability
    Can’t find a date that works? Kurt can schedule and customize an experience based on your preferences.
From ﺩ.ﺇ50
/ person
Thu, Dec 3
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
ﺩ.ﺇ50 per person
ﺩ.ﺇ50 per person
Fri, Dec 4
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
ﺩ.ﺇ50 per person
ﺩ.ﺇ50 per person
Sat, Dec 5
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
ﺩ.ﺇ50 per person
ﺩ.ﺇ50 per person

Meet your host, Kurt

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 35 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi! I'm Kurt! Over the past five years I've given hundreds of tours of Boston's oldest neighborhood, the North End. I'm a storytelling champion with the NPR program, The Moth. My background in libraries, archives, and history means you're getting a thoroughly researched tour with a goal to be historically accurate while keeping things fun. In fact, I've spent dozens of hours researching archives and databases for this virtual tour. The in-person version of my North End Crime Tour has a 5-star rating on Yelp, Google, Facebook, and TripAdvisor with over 50 reviews.
Hi! I'm Kurt! Over the past five years I've given hundreds of tours of Boston's oldest neighborhood, the North End. I'm a storytelling champion with the NPR program, The Moth. My background in libraries, archives, and history means you're getting a thoroughly researched tour with a goal to be historically accurate while keeping things fun. In fact, I've spent dozens of hours researching archives and databases for this virtual tour. The in-person version of my North End Crime Tour has a 5-star ra…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 35 reviews.

Kathleen
November 2020
We learned tales of crimes that tied into well known American history in unexpected ways. Good stories and a different way of looking at history.
Caroline
November 2020
Our family hasn’t been able to get together due to COVID. Kurt’s tour was a great reason for us to get to know our home city! Definitely recommend!!
Lisa
November 2020
On this tour Kurt walks you through hundreds of years of history within Boston's Italian neighborhood. Through video, photos, and maps Kurt introduces you to the people and places that make this section of the city so unique.
Marcel
November 2020
Kurt's experience really feels like a real walking tour, so is perfect to get out of lockdown a little! We were immersed in his perfectly prepared and organised experience straight away. Kurt obviously is an expert on the history of Boston, he could easily deal even with more specific questions. All in all, we've been feeling trapped in Germany for a while now again and it really helped getting some wine and to "travel" with Kurt. We surely recommend taking this tour!
Kurt's experience really feels like a real walking tour, so is perfect to get out of lockdown a little! We were immersed in his perfectly prepared and organised experience straight…
Rachel
November 2020
Very informative and engaging! I really enjoyed this experience. It felt surprisingly similar to a real walking tour; although I think I got more out of it because of the visual aspect that Kurt was able to include. He’s a great storyteller! Would recommend!
Very informative and engaging! I really enjoyed this experience. It felt surprisingly similar to a real walking tour; although I think I got more out of it because of the visual as…
Annie
November 2020
Interesting and fun insights into a Boston neighborhood, with a unique take that you wouldn't get on a typical tour (as well as historic notes that you would). Now I want to go explore the neighborhood in person!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.