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Crime and Punishment in Early Boston

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Boston Common

Corner of Park and Tremont Streets

Boston, MA

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Our Crime and Punishment in Early Boston tour has been recently revised in order to add some material previously not included while still ensuring historic accuracy. We hope that in this 90-minute tour we can help you to understand the Puritan's system of justice as you learn about some of the people on both the giving and receiving ends of the Puritan punishments.

On this tour, you'll learn where Bostonians sited their stocks, whipping post, gaol, and gallows. We'll explore the Puritan values implict in public punishment as we bring the story to life with fascinating examples of early colonial crimes and punishments.

The Puritan churches and the civil government defined appropriate behavior and took action when rules were broken. On this tour of Boston's original sites, you will learn about the relationship between the two institutions and the role of laws and court.

There is no charge to register for this tour. We suggest a donation of $10 per person to help us defray the costs for operating our tours for public education.

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Remember that water is always a good idea.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Parking in Boston is always difficult. Public transportation to Park Street is recommended. Click here for schedules.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact us on phbostons@gmail.com or call 781-883-3951.

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Corner of Park and Tremont Streets

Boston, MA

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