The Organization

Boston By Foot, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational corporation founded by Polly Flansburgh in 1976, the year of America's Bicentennial. It is our mission to promote public awareness and appreciation of Boston's rich history and architectural heritage by offering a wide range of guided tour tours and programs. 

Our 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. 

The Boston By Foot Staff

Samantha Nelson - Executive Director
Veronika McDonald King - Program Manager

2014 Board of Trustees

Polly Carpenter, AIA
John Cinkala
John Currier
Anne Cowie
Libby Dilling
Jan Engelman
Jane Weinzapfel, FAIA