North End Boston: Mafia Mission

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Go on a walking tour to discover the best hidden locations in Boston’s North End, the city’s oldest neighborhood. You’ll explore the skinniest house in Boston, lush gardens, and the site where the “crime of the century” once took place, all while walking Boston’s most historic and charming streets. 

Are you ready to get in on some of Boston’s best-kept secrets?


  • Can be played on
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • During these hours
    Whole day

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  • Explore the site where over two million gallons of molasses once poured through Boston’s streets.

  • Walk the city’s oldest wharf, where America’s earliest settlers walked centuries before.

  • Pay tribute to every saint in a beautiful shrine off the beaten path.

  • Learn the history of the North End’s unknown immigrants.


You’re a local investigative reporter hoping to land your first big piece in The Boston Globe. You’ve discovered a scandal in the North End, where a famous Italian mafia family is allegedly in cahoots with a well-known local politician. But the proof lies in several incriminating documents the mafia hid in the neighborhood. 

You’ve made it your mission to find all of the clues that may lead to the documents and get your first big break. But mafia enforcers have found out you’re on the trail...

Experience's route

Starting point The Rose Kennedy Rose Garden
Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110, USA
Finish point Italian Cities Sign (Hanover Street)
264 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113, USA

Places you will visit


It will take you

132-162 mins

You will walk

3680 steps

Total distance

2.8 km

  • Best during the day
  • Instagrammable
  • Best for couples
  • Recommended activity for families
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19 Jun 2024

Allison McKeown

13 Jun 2024
It was a lot of fun! loved that it took us to some lesser known, local locations. We did have some trouble determining the correct sign on the final clue and knowing Slite House needed a space in between. otherwise it was grand!

tres amigas

13 Jun 2024
fun way to find cool parts of the city

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