I would just like to offer some praise for our tour guide, Mike, who graduated with a history degree from Northeastern. The weather was bitter cold, but he made the tour fly by as we heard stories about the early days of Boston and the colonial revolt. I have taken other tours in other cities around the world, but rarely do you have a tour guide who seems to love history and enjoy telling stories of American patriots. - Brooklyn, NY
Become A Tour Guide
Interested in becoming a volunteer Boston By Foot tour guide? Guide 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, group discussions, written papers and even a final exam.
Don't let this discourage you! Hundreds of guides have survived it over the past 39 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.