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Murder, Martyrs, and Mysticism

Edgar Allen Poe Statue Boston Common

Tour Description

Walk from Beacon Hill and into the South End on this tour of murder, mayhem, and mysticism. Meet the woman who lured Houdini to Boston, the Quaker hanged for her faith, and duelist who died on the Common. See the mass grave of soldiers and the club that changed fire laws across the country. It’s a spooky walk through the city on a hill’s less shining history.

Learn about Bostonians behaving badly as we take a shadowy walk through Boston’s neighborhoods and meet some of the “Frogpondians” who broke the rules – and the law.

Private Tours

This tour can be scheduled as a private tour with advance notice. Call 617.367.2345 or use our private tour webform to learn more.

“I wanted to thank you for arranging such a wonderful guide for our private early morning tour of Beacon Hill. Our guide was delightful, with such a fantastic understanding of the people and places that make Beacon Hill such an amazing place to explore. It was one of the highlights of our time in Boston”
— Australia