ONLINE EXPERIENCE

A Historic Boston Crime Tour

Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Kurt

  1. 90 mins
  2. 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. At the same time, you will get insight into the larger history of this neighborhood. This tour is part history, part crime, but entirely unique!

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 will "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 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. At the same time, you will get insight into the larger history of this neighborh…

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 $100.

Meet your Host, Kurt

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 125 Reviews
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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 4.98 out of 5 from 125 reviews.

Elizabeth
May 2021
Kurt was super knowledgeable and a great storyteller. I highly recommend this experience for crime or history fans or anyone who wants to learn more about the layered history of the city of Boston!
Michele
April 2021
Kurt was engaging, professional, incredibly funny and had a deep understanding of the topic. Absolutely loved this tour, have been to Boston many times and I learned so much more. It was original and different from other tours which made it refreshing and super interesting. This is a must see!!
Mindy
April 2021
Highly recommend Kurt's Historic Boston Crime Tour. It was a great way to spend an evening. Kurt's presentation is excellent, fun and educational. Don't hesitate just book it, you will be glad you did.
Janet
April 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed the storytelling element of Kurt’s presentation while learning about the historical elements. Thank you for such much for an interactive experience
Muhammad Salman
April 2021
This is an amazing crime, and history tour of Boston! Kurt goes into a lot of detail and has many interesting facts about the stories he tells. He also uses videos and a lot of photos which really makes you feel you are walking through Boston! He also sprinkles some humour which makes it very enjoyable. Highly recommended!
Kristine
March 2021
Planned this in preparation for an upcoming family trip and included extended family across time zones. Kurt was pleasant in accommodating our private virtual tour request, an excellent story teller, and engaging host. We all enjoyed interacting with Kurt, appreciated researched-back stories, and having Kurt bring authentic North End history alive! P.S. Even the early teens thought it was a cool experience and were relieved there were no serial killer stories. Can't wait to visit these same places!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

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.