Whether you're a tourist or a native, Boston By Foot is a great way to get to know some of the history and architecture of Boston. With an impressive program of tours that includes a literary, architecture and "nerd-friendly" engineering tour, BBF has something for everyone. The docents are volunteers who put in a lot of time to research information on the visited sites, and so the tours are very informative. - Brookline, MA
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.