"Boston By Foot is by far the best way to see and learn about historic Boston - especially with kids. Our personal tour guide, David, managed to keep our group of 7 family members (ages 6 to 77) entertained and interested in sub-30 degree weather with 20 mph winds!!!! Our tour, which lasted 1.5 hours, could not have been better and added bonus is that Boston By Foot is a Nonprofit and its guides are volunteers who have an obvious passion for Boston history."
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.