Boston By Foot

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2nd Harrison Gray Otis House, 85 Mount Vernon Street

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.[1] Tours are conducted by a trained corps of over 200 volunteers.[2] As of 2007, more than 210,000 residents and visitors from around the world have participated in Boston By Foot tours.[3]

Regular tours[edit]

The three John Hancock buildings
  • 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[edit]

The Old State House surrounded by buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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;[4] Best Tour of Boston 1999, Boston Magazine; Institute Honors, American Institute of Architects, 1996;[5] 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.

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