We had a fabulous time on our May field trip. These positive memories reinforce the history seen. Our students shared a variety of stories they remembered from the guides. The lion, eagle and unicorn, the donkey, the statue of Ben Franklin, the Boston Massacre and the place where the Declaration of Independece was read, pointing out the steeple to Old North Church and the "red brick road" were just some of the key points shared at morning meeting the next day. The chaperones learned fun facts too. The Third Grade thanks the volunteers for taking the time and making the trip happen with Boston By Little Feet. Thank you for a glorious day. The weather was perfect and the guides were GREAT! - Hingham, MA
Boston By Foot, Inc., is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. Inspired by America’s Bicentennial, the organization was founded in 1976 by architectural enthusiast Polly Flansburgh as a way to promote public awareness and appreciation for Boston’s rich history and architectural heritage. Her inspiration and commitment to bringing historical facts to life through storytelling remain a vibrant force throughout our wide selection of guided walking tours.
In addition to our trademark walking tours, we also offer an Architecture Cruise along Boston Harbor and the Charles River featuring spectacular views of the city’s historic and contemporary landscape. This tour is presented in partnership with the Boston Society of Architects and the Charles Riverboat Company.
These tours are created and conducted by a unique gathering of 200+ volunteer guides who love Boston and are passionate about its history. They are a well-trained and enthusiastic group of volunteers who represent diverse backgrounds, many whom have generously served Boston By Foot for more than 10, 20 and even 30 years.
The Boston By Foot Staff
Samantha Nelson - Executive Director
Cortnee Bollard - Program Coordinator
2016 Board of Trustees
Polly Carpenter, FAIA
Tom Chung, AIA
Libby Dilling - Chair
Nancy Heywood- Volunteer Liaison
Sue Pepin - Secretary
Laureen Pfizenmaier - Treasurer