IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour)
Blonde Witch of Lime Street is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

1. Blonde Witch of Lime Street

10 Lime St (River Street), Boston, MA
Historic Site · Beacon Hill · 1 tip

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: In the spring of 1923 this private residence was the home to one of the most debated psychic research projects ever when the "Blonde Witch of Lime Street" captivated the city. More info via our blog. Read more.

Boston Athenaeum is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

2. Boston Athenaeum

9.4
10 1/2 Beacon St (at Park St), Boston, MA
Library · Beacon Hill · 12 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: 1 of 16 libraries in US that require membership. Inside resides a book by convicted killer James Allen (aka The Highway Man) who had his life's tale bound in his own skin. More info via blog.<LINK> Read more.

The Liberty Hotel is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

3. The Liberty Hotel

9.1
215 Charles St (at Fruit St), Boston, MA
Hotel · West End · 203 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: The Liberty Hotel was once the site of the Charles Street Jail. A jail "so despicable" that it was closed due to serving lobsters to its inmates every day (seriously). More info avail via our blog Read more.

Charles Sumner Birthplace is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

4. Charles Sumner Birthplace

58 Irving St (at Revere St), Boston, MA
Historic Site · Beacon Hill · 1 tip

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: US Democratic Senator from 1851-74. Statue of him stands in Public Garden. In 1856 was nearly beaten to death on US Senate floor while onlooking senators held at bay via gun point. More info in blog. Read more.

Site of Dr. George Parkman Murder is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

5. Site of Dr. George Parkman Murder

North Anderson Street (Parkman Street), Boston, MA
Historic Site · West End · No tips or reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: In 1842 Boston high society was taken by storm via the most high-profile murder to ever occur in Boston when Harvard professor John Webster murdered Dr. George Parkman. Haunting tale in our blog<LINK> Read more.

26 Court Street is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

6. 26 Court Street

26 Court St, Boston, MA
Government Building · Downtown Boston · 2 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: In 17th century was site of Boston's 1st jail, Stone Prison. Captain Kidd held here before deported to London to face execution. Hawthorne mentions this bldg in Scarlet Letter. More info in blog<LINK> Read more.

Former Headquarters of Boston Italian Mafia is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

7. Former Headquarters of Boston Italian Mafia

99 Prince St (Snow Hill Street), Boston, MA
Historic Site · North End · 1 tip

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: For almost 20 yrs (1960s-80s), Gennaro "Jerry" Angiulo ran the Boston syndicate of the Italian-American mafia here. The FBI infiltrated here in 1981 and arrested Jerry in 1983. More info in blog<LINK> Read more.

James Michael Curley Park is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

8. James Michael Curley Park

1 Union St, Boston, MA
Sculpture Garden · Downtown Boston · 1 tip

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Curley was a popular politician from 1920-1950. He served as 4x Mayor, Congressman and 53rd Governor of MA. Best known for winning seat on Board of Alderman while in prison. More info in blog.<LINK> Read more.

King's Chapel Burying Ground is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

9. King's Chapel Burying Ground

58 Tremont St (btwn Court St. & School St.), Boston, MA
Cemetery · Downtown Boston · 13 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Oldest cemetery in Boston. Established 1630 when city purchased Sir Isaac Johnson's vegetable garden. Reportedly one of most haunted locales in the city. These haunted tales and more in blog. <LINK> Read more.

King's Chapel Burying Ground is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

10. King's Chapel Burying Ground

58 Tremont St (btwn Court St. & School St.), Boston, MA
Cemetery · Downtown Boston · 13 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Elizabeth Pain Grave - Hidden within family crest of 2 lions (on left) appears to be 1/2 the letter "A" (Adultery). Said to be inspiration for The Scarlet Letter. To find this grave & more info.<LINK> Read more.

King's Chapel Burying Ground is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

11. King's Chapel Burying Ground

58 Tremont St (btwn Court St. & School St.), Boston, MA
Cemetery · Downtown Boston · 13 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: John Winthrop Grave - 1st governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony. Served as governor 12 times over a 20 yr period (1630-1649). He also was in The Scarlet Letter. To find this grave & more info.<LINK> Read more.

King's Chapel Burying Ground is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

12. King's Chapel Burying Ground

58 Tremont St (btwn Court St. & School St.), Boston, MA
Cemetery · Downtown Boston · 13 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Joseph Tapping Grave - former Boston shopkeeper stone was carved by "The Charlestown Stonecutter." Most noted engraving in yard featuring Death & Father Time. To find this grave & more info. <LINK> Read more.

King's Chapel Burying Ground is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

13. King's Chapel Burying Ground

58 Tremont St (btwn Court St. & School St.), Boston, MA
Cemetery · Downtown Boston · 13 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Mary Chilton Wilslow Grave - Mary was 1st European woman to disembark Mayflower at age 12. She was one of 30 females who survived journey (her father did not). To find this grave & more info.<LINK> Read more.

King's Chapel Burying Ground is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

14. King's Chapel Burying Ground

58 Tremont St (btwn Court St. & School St.), Boston, MA
Cemetery · Downtown Boston · 13 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Oldest Extant Grave - Dates to 1658 & belongs to Deacon William Paddy. Grave says 1672 but he passed away in 1658. His family could not afford a stone right away. To find this grave & more info.<LINK> Read more.

King's Chapel Burying Ground is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

15. King's Chapel Burying Ground

58 Tremont St (btwn Court St. & School St.), Boston, MA
Cemetery · Downtown Boston · 13 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: William Dawes Jr Grave - Dawes was 30 minutes away from being famous. Instead it was Paul Revere (the "other rider") who 1st notified all the British were coming. To find this grave & more info.<LINK> Read more.

Lewis Wharf is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

16. Lewis Wharf

52 Lewis Wharf, Boston, MA
Harbor / Marina · Waterfront · 2 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: During 18th century there were actually 80 wharves along Boston Harbor. In 1880 Lewis Wharf was site of the Usher House which was inspiration for Edgar Allen Poe story. More info via blog. <LINK> Read more.

The New England Holocaust Memorial is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

17. The New England Holocaust Memorial

8.2
98 Union Street (btwn Hanover & North), Boston, MA
Historic Site · Downtown Boston · 28 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Work of San Francisco artist Stanley Saitowitz. Consists of 6 54' glass columns with numbers 1-6 million (# of Jewish victims). Air from vents said to represent human breath. More info in blog.<LINK> Read more.

Granary Burying Ground is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

18. Granary Burying Ground

120 Tremont St (at Beacon St), Boston, MA
Cemetery · Beacon Hill · 50 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: 3rd oldest cemetery in city. Estimated 12K burials here including Paul Revere, John Hancock & Mother Goose. Prices for a plot in graveyard in 1732 varied from 10-16 shillings. More info in blog.<LINK> Read more.

Granary Burying Ground is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

19. Granary Burying Ground

120 Tremont St (at Beacon St), Boston, MA
Cemetery · Beacon Hill · 50 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: James Otis Jr. Grave - Famous lawyer who saw mental capacity decline after hit on head via bottle. Things got worse when he predicted own death via lightning. His tale & grave location in blog. <LINK> Read more.

Granary Burying Ground is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

20. Granary Burying Ground

120 Tremont St (at Beacon St), Boston, MA
Cemetery · Beacon Hill · 50 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: John Hancock Grave - Large obelisk marker is fitting of his signature which graced the Declaration of Independence. Obelisk added 100 yrs after death in 1895. His tale & grave location in blog. <LINK> Read more.

Granary Burying Ground is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

21. Granary Burying Ground

120 Tremont St (at Beacon St), Boston, MA
Cemetery · Beacon Hill · 50 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Benjamin Franklin Parents Grave - 20' obelisk belongs to Josiah & Abiah Franklin who had 13 children. Son Ben lived in Boston 17 yrs before moving to Philly. Their tale & grave location in blog.<LINK> Read more.

Granary Burying Ground is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

22. Granary Burying Ground

120 Tremont St (at Beacon St), Boston, MA
Cemetery · Beacon Hill · 50 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Paul Revere Grave - His actual grave is the small footstone to the right of the much larger marker. Paul was held many jobs to support his 16 children. His tale & grave location in blog. <LINK> Read more.

Omni Parker House is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

23. Omni Parker House

8.0
60 School St (at Tremont), Boston, MA
Hotel · Downtown Boston · 123 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Most haunted hotel in New England. Founder Harvey Parker said to haunt 10th floor. Guests have complained of rocking chairs creeking here despite none on premise. More info in haunted blog. <LINK> Read more.

Boston Common is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

24. Boston Common

9.6
Tremont St (btwn Beacon & Charles St), Boston, MA
Park · Beacon Hill · 254 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: In 1700s the Common was the site of a ritual coined Pope's Day. Featured a competition between North & South Boston with brawls until the losing team could not retaliate. More info in blog. <LINK> Read more.

Former Headquarters for the Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

25. Former Headquarters for the Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee

256 Hanover St (Richmond Street), Boston, MA
Historic Site · North End · No tips or reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Outside is marker reminding us in May 1920 2 Italian immigrants were arrested for murder of 2 guards in South Braintree. This was the most controversial trial of its time. Details in our blog. <LINK> Read more.

Site of Boston Strangler's Final Victim is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

26. Site of Boston Strangler's Final Victim

44A Charles St, Boston, MA
Historic Site · Beacon Hill · 1 tip

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Jan. 4, 1964, 19-yr-old Mary Sullivan was found dead in the bed of her apartment at 44A Charles St. Sullivan was the 13th (and final) victim attributed to the Boston Strangler. More info via our blog Read more.

Site of Boston Strangler's 4th Victim is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

27. Site of Boston Strangler's 4th Victim

7 Grove St (Cambridge Street), Boston, MA
Historic Site · Beacon Hill · 1 tip

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: On 8/19/1962 within a 5th floor apartment, 75-yr-old Ida Irga was murdered by the Boston Strangler. Ida was a shy widow who begged DeSalvo inside after initially shunning him. More info in blog.<LINK> Read more.

Boston Massacre Monument is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

28. Boston Massacre Monument

8.6
State St. (at Congress St.), Boston, MA
Monument / Landmark · Downtown Boston · 22 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Memorial created 1888 by Robert Adolf Krauss. Also referred to as Crispus Attucks Memorial who was 1st killed during Boston Massacre. Krauss died in insane asylum in 1901. More info in blog. <LINK> Read more.

Old State House is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

29. Old State House

8.6
206 Washington St (at State St), Boston, MA
Historic Site · Downtown Boston · 52 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Site of Boston Massacre on March 5, 1770. Now solely marked via a ring of cobblestones in a small traffic island on east side of building. (Beware traffic!) More info on this incident via our blog Read more.

The Great Elm - Execution Tree is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

30. The Great Elm - Execution Tree

Boston, MA
Field · Beacon Hill · 1 tip

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Formerly located on SE corner of Frog Pond. Bodies were left hung to decompose as a reminder of intolerance. If families tried to cut the body down they would face punishment. More tales in blog<LINK> Read more.

Pilgrim Parking is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

31. Pilgrim Parking

5.2
600 Commercial St (btwn Hull & Prince), Boston, MA
Parking · North End · 3 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: This parking garbage was a former branch office of Brinks Security. On 1/17/1950, 7 men robbed this facility of approx $2.7MM in what many considered "The Crime of the Century" More info in blog<LINK> Read more.

Hanover Street is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

32. Hanover Street

Hanover St. (btwn Commercial St. & Cross St.), Boston, MA
Road · North End · 4 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Hanover St is the origin of the Ponzi scheme by Charles Ponzi (1919-20). Ponzi even purchased the Hanover Trust Bank to avoid questions on the amount of cash he was depositing. More info in blog<LINK> Read more.

Boston City Hall is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

33. Boston City Hall

1 City Hall Sq. (at Congress St.), Boston, MA
City Hall · Downtown Boston · 26 tips and reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: City Hall was voted in 2008 via Virtualtourist as the UGLIEST BUILDING IN THE WORD. Original design intended to have a beer hall inside similar to those in Germany. More info via our blog.<LINK> Read more.

Former Headquarters of Winter Hill Gang is one of IWalked Boston's Crimes-Haunts (Self-guided tour).

34. Former Headquarters of Winter Hill Gang

31 Lancaster Street, Boston, MA
Historic Site · Downtown Boston · No tips or reviews

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Former HQ of James "Whitey" Bulger and Irish organized crime syndicate, Winter Hill Gang. Every day around 1:30pm Bulger arrived here in his 1979 Chevy Caprice to do business. More info via our blog. Read more.