Boston By Foot
Boston By Foot is a non-profit organization offering guided architectural and historical tours of Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1976, Boston By Foot offers daily scheduled tours from May through October. Tours are conducted by a trained corps of over 200 volunteers. As of 2007, more than 210,000 residents and visitors from around the world have participated in Boston By Foot tours.
- Beacon Hill
- Boston By Little Feet - children's tour
- The Dark Side of Boston
- The Heart of the Freedom Trail
- Literary Landmarks
- The North End
- Reinventing Boston: A City Engineered
- Road to Revolution
- Victorian Back Bay
Lecture Series and docent training
Each spring, Boston By Foot offers a six-week Lecture Series. Each Saturday session features a lecturer (experienced architects, historians, and engineers) as well as an afternoon field trip. It is open to the public and required for those wishing to become a volunteer guide.
Boston By Foot has received several honors including: Honorary Membership, American Institute of Architects 2003; Best Tour of Boston 1999, Boston Magazine; Institute Honors, American Institute of Architects, 1996; Commonwealth Award, Boston Society of Architects, 1986; Honorary Membership, Boston Society of Architects, 1982; Editor's Pick, Yankee Magazine, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002; Volunteer Recognition, The New England, 1997.
- "Walking Through Time". Daily News Transcript. 2007-08-02.
- "Guides Love Their Tour of Duty". The Boston Globe. 2005-05-29.
- "Boston By Foot Begins 2007 Season". 2007-04-17.
- "The American Institute of Architects". 2003.
- "The American Institute of Architects Program Book" (PDF). 2005.