What to expect
- Travel back in time to relive the darker moments of Beacon Hill's history
- Visit significant locations from the Boston Strangler's infamous killing spree on a guided walk
- Hear stories from your guide about the pursuit and eventual capture of this crazy killer
- See the homes of various Strangler victims, and the jail where he would eventually end up
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|Wed, Sep 20||4:30pm||2 hours||$0.00|
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|Fri, Oct 27||4:30pm||2 hours||$0.00|
|Mon, Oct 30||4:30pm||2 hours||$0.00|
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About this Activity
Note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. This tour still operates in poor weather, so please dress appropriately for the conditions of the day. A max of 5 people can book at a time as per our partner's strict group booking policy. As this tour is no cost upfront, you have the opportunity to name your price depending on how you value the tour, and tips are always welcomed! This tour works on the honor system, so please understand that if you make a reservation and don't show up without 24 hour notice, future tours will be placed on stand-by status.
|Duration / Session||2 hours|
|Rating||15 positive reviews|
Geralyn F.Beacon Hill Crime Tour August 2, 2017
My husband and I did 2 tours with Free Tours By Foot- Freedom Trail and Harvard/Cambridge. Both were phenomenal! Our first tour was Brian on the Freedom Trail-he was great; super thoughtful, making sure we were in the shade as much as possible and was a font of information. It was so clear he loved Boston and it's history and he really made it come alive.
Our second tour of Harvard/Cambridge was with David and he was also great. He had a different vibe from Brian (a little more chill), but no less knowledgeable or passionate about the tour and the sites we stopped at.
I cannot recommend the tours and these tour guides more. A++
Michael T.Beacon Hill Crime Tour August 1, 2017
I was in Boston for a convention and didn't have much time to wander the city and sightsee, so I signed up for a couple walking tours given by David P. I went on the evening Freedom Trail tour and the North End tour the next afternoon, and I'm so glad I did!
David covered a surprising amount of information in a couple hours, and told it with real storytelling skill. He even reenacted some of the more dramatic events with the help of the audience, like the Boston massacre and the midnight ride of Paul Revere, which made them even more memorable. I recommend this tour both for history buffs like me, and for people with a more general interest in Boston and its role in American history.
Aida S.Beacon Hill Crime Tour August 1, 2017
We spent a weekend in Boston.
We had the opportunity to join Free Tours By Foot in 3 of their tours: Harvard and Cambridge, North End and Chinatown.
For Harvard and Cambridge and North End our guide was David P. A great man that shared with us a lot about the history of both places and recommended us a lot of very nice restaurants and cafeterias. We spent such a great time with him walking around and learning about Boston.
On Sunday morning we had the tour in Chinatown Our guide, I am so sorry but I don't remember his name was an amazing guy that not only speaks Chinese, but also he knows a lot of the different hosts of different stores. With him, we tried Chinese breakfast, bubble tea and learn a lot about Chinese migrants history in Boston.
I highly recommend to experience Boston guided by these amazing professionals.
Ashley M.Beacon Hill Crime Tour July 3, 2017
Brian!!!! I've taken so many free tours before but Brian was by far the best tour guide I've ever had. His energy was infectious- more than just being educational, thus tour was FUN!!!! We took the freedom trail tour and would do it again next time we're here. Thank you Brian!
Elena E.Beacon Hill Crime Tour April 29, 2017
We did the Littly Italy Tour with Shaan and it was the highlight of our trip in Boston! The tour ran 2 hours which was perfect, and every location that we stopped at served really good food. We only wished we had booked the tour on our first day instead of our last day so that we could've returned on our own to try more places in Little Italy throughout our trip. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone wanting to get to know the North End!
Anne M.Beacon Hill Crime Tour April 28, 2017
My mom, teenage daughter and I went on the Beacon Hill crime tour with David P this weekend and would highly recommend! His emails both before and after our tour were incredibly helpful-it feels like I have my own personal tour guide. David was friendly, punctual, loud enough to be heard over street noise and his love of Boston was apparent! I thought I knew a bit about the history of Boston until I met David-his knowledge of names, dates and stories was impressive. My only regret is that we don't have time to go on any of his other tours while we are here this weekend.
I really can't recommend this enough!
Thomas B.Beacon Hill Crime Tour July 2, 2016
David Phillips was our tour guide. Really nice guy and very engaging and informative. Would recommend to anyone interested in learninga bit about some gruesome Boston history!
Keaton V.Beacon Hill Crime Tour September 12, 2015
David P was a great tour guide. Lots of interesting information to look at Beacon Hill in a new light.
Mandy W.Beacon Hill Crime Tour October 28, 2014
Very fun and informative! The guide was hilarious and very enthusiastic.
Sasha P.Beacon Hill Crime Tour October 5, 2014
Bryan is awesome and funny! Great tour experience.
Crystal P.Beacon Hill Crime Tour August 24, 2014
Brian was awesome. So fun and energetic.learned a lot from him.
Debbie Z.Beacon Hill Crime Tour August 18, 2014
Our two teenage son's were captivated by tour guide Brian's stories, and so were we. Brian really made history come alive. Bring cash for tip. Go to the bathroom before tour starts.
Rose D.Beacon Hill Crime Tour July 16, 2017
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Edgar W.Beacon Hill Crime Tour December 20, 2016
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Joelle A.Beacon Hill Crime Tour October 26, 2014
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