Boston By Foot, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) registered 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.
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 in common is a passion for our city and for telling its story.
|Veronika McDonald King