Unlike other attractions, the Walk to the Sea is always free for visitors. Guests can access the free guided tour online, as well as downloading maps of the route on the website www.walktothesea.com.
The Norman B. Leventhal WALK TO THE SEA begins at the Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill and ends at Long Wharf, passing many historic landmarks and skyscrapers on its one-mile trek to the harbor, among them: King's Chapel, Government Center, Old State House, Exchange Building, Custom House and the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Each of the ten stops on the route is accompanied by an exquisite glass and stainless steel panel displaying images, maps and a brief history of the particular location.
The path was developed in collaboration with the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, which is committed to developing innovative uses of maps and geographic materials to engage people's curiosity about the world, thereby enhancing their understanding of geography, history, world cultures, and citizenship.
The Norman B. Leventhal WALK TO THE SEA is a one-mile walking tour tracking key points in Boston's evolution from a colonial port to a major urban center, and now you can follow its path while listening to a virtual tour. The route and its narrated story combine to bring Boston's rich history to life as you cross ground that was once an active harbor.