North End Crime Tour
Boston’s “Little Italy” isn’t just an Italian neighborhood; it’s the oldest part of the city, going back to its founding in 1630. Our North End tour isn't a mob tour; it's a chance to learn about a wide swath of crime that took place here over the centuries. You’ll hear stories of pirates, witches, anarchist riots, police station bombings, and more! Along the way you'll have a chance to explore parts of the neighborhood most tourists never see.
Tours start in front of the old Sumner Tunnel Administration Building at the corner of Cross and North Streets. The street address is 128 North Street, Boston, MA 02109 (next to the North Bennett Street School). When using a mapping app on your phone, make sure you type in North St. and not "N" St. The latter is in South Boston, not the North End, where the tour starts.
The tour is approximately 90 minutes and the distance walked is 1 mile. There is a slight elevation and a handful of places to sit along the route. The North End has narrow and uneven sidewalks as well as occasional cobblestone streets. This may make the tour difficult for some to navigate. Due to the nature of the stories, it's recommended that all guests be at least 12 years old.