Boston By Foot, Inc., is a nonprofit educational corporation. It was founded by Polly Flansburgh in 1976, the year of America's Bicentennial, with a mission to promote public awareness of Boston's rich architectural and historical heritage through its guided tours, lecture series, and other activities.You can plan Boston trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
The tours are conducted by a well-trained, enthusiastic and diverse corps of over 200 volunteer guides, many of whom have served Boston By Foot for more than 10, 20, and even 30 years. To become a guide for Boston By Foot, each docent completed a 6-week course, submitted 4 papers, and passed a final exam. For many, that was just the beginning.
Our docents come from all walks of life. By profession they represent doctors, lawyers, teachers, writers, librarians, engineers, researchers, historians, architects, photographers, analysts, builders, executives, consultants, designers, publishers, and a few MIT rocket scientists. What they all share is a passion for our city and for telling its story.
Through your support by becoming a member, we can continue our efforts. For more information about membership fees or to become a member, please visit www.bostonbyfoot.org.
Membership privileges include:
- Free and unlimited admission to all regularly scheduled classic tours!
- Reduced rates for holiday tours, Tours of the Month, and Harborfest tours.
- Invitations to all Continuing Education events
- A subscription to What's Afoot, the official Boston By Foot newsletter
- A good feeling for supporting this nonprofit educational organization and raising awareness of Boston's architectural and historical heritage
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Boston By Foot Reviews
Great trip. We went with our kids - 15, 13 and 10. Our guide was fantastic and extremely knowledgeable. Our kids do not always have the patience for history but each of them enjoyed it. The informatio... more »
We took our three kids (10, 12, and infant) on the Boston by little foot tour. It was phenomenal. Our guide made it so fun for our kids and it was very interactive. It covered a number of historic sit... more »
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