Boston By Foot, Inc., is a nonprofit educational corporation with a mission to promote public awareness of Boston''s rich architectural and historical heritage through its guided tours, lecture series, and other activities.
Over the course of its 33 years, more than 225,000 residents and visitors from around the world have participated in Boston By Foot tours.
In 2013, the Boston by Foot Calendar offers 9 Classic Boston tours:
From the Massachusetts State House through the historic streets of elegant brick row houses on Beacon Hill, experience the Federal-style architecture of Charles Bulfinch and his followers.
Boston By Little Feet
Boston By Little Feet is the only walking tour of the Freedom Trail specifically geared for children. Children will see the Cradle of Liberty, the site of the Boston Tea Party meeting at Old South, the site of the first Public School, and statues of Samuel Adams and Benjamin Franklin.
The Dark Side of Boston
Take a walk on Boston''s Dark Side through its history of misery, malevolence, misfortunes, malfeasance, malice, misdeeds, and the macabre.
Heart of the Freedom Trail
Walk American history on the downtown portion of the Freedom Trail and see historic sites from the Puritan settlement through the American Revolution. Stops include Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, the Old State House, King''s Chapel, Old South Meeting House as well as the site of the first public school in America.
Enthusiasts of American literature will enjoy walking among the homes and haunts of the great Victorian writers such as Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, Alcott, James, Dickens, and Longfellow.
The North End
Visit America''s oldest neighborhood tracing its evolution from an early Puritan settlement through the waves of immigrants whose cultures have shaped the city. Now considered the Little Italy of Boston, this tour will also feature the revolutionary icons of Paul Revere and the Old North Church.
Reinventing Boston: A City Engineered
From the first subway to Long Wharf through the Big Dig, Boston has led the nation in transforming its cityscape. Find forgotten waterways, streets, and hills in this layman''s walk through the history of the city engineered.
The Road To Revolution
From the Boston Massacre to Paul Revere''s Midnight Ride, explore the streets of Boston''s oldest neighborhoods and discover the extraordinary stories of the meeting houses, halls, and homes where the Revolution was born.
Victorian Back Bay
Tour the 19th century made-land and one of America''s richest collections of art & architecture. This tour features Trinity Church, the Boston Public Library, New Old South Church, and the many Victorian townhouses along streets designed after the grand boulevards of Paris.