The docents leading The Freedom Trail tours in Boston are the best I've seen in any city. Very knowledgeable, very personable and you immediately understand why it is important for you to take this tour if it's your first time in Boston. Otherwise you won't know what treasures you pass on the street that played such a huge part in our American history. Bravo! - St. Helena, CA
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
2015 Board of Trustees
Polly Carpenter, AIA - Secretary
John Cinkala - Treasurer
Libby Dilling - Chair
Jan Engelman - Volunteer Liaison
Jane Weinzapfel, FAIA