"I went on two different tours with Boston By Foot on a recent business trip. Both tours were a little different than your "typical" introductory city tours; one focused on "the dark side" of Boston's history, and the other focused on the history of local drinking culture. Liam was my guide for both tours, and he was engaging, friendly, and told a number of stories that were new to even the locals in our group. It's definitely a fun way to get to know more about the city, and I enjoyed getting to check out different spots that I never would have known were there." - Pittsburgh, PA
Become A Tour Guide
Interested in becoming a volunteer Boston By Foot tour guide? Docent training occurs every Spring. As a guide-in-training you will receive the background, materials, and mentorship under experienced docents to lead informed, insightful, and interesting guided walks of Boston.
Guides are expected to complete a six-week training course that includes lectures, field trips, written papers and even a final exam.
Don't let this discourage you! Hundreds of docents have survived it over the past 38 years. All will say that this only marked the beginning of a learning process and that they never walk down a street the same way again.
All Boston By Foot guides lead a minimum of eight tours each year, but many of our guides do many more and also get more involved with research, designing new tours, and planning events.
To learn more about joining us as a volunteer guide, drop us a line and we'll be happy to talk with you about it.