My friends and I, all professional historians at Harvard's Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, judged Lucinda's tour to be outstanding. Her grasp of detail was quite astonishing. What she had to say was informed, cogent and impressive. Lucinda's lively personality, warmth and good humour made the tour a congenial and engaging experience. The tour was thoughtfully conceived and intelligently planned, with a particularly pleasing emphasis on Boston's proud tradition of radical dissent. - Victoria, Australia
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.