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Samantha Nelson
May 2017 marks the five year anniversary of Samantha Nelson becoming the Executive Director of Boston By Foot. Today we celebrate her tenure and the progress Boston By Foot has made under her leadership. Samantha Nelson came to Boston By Foot in...
Heather Pence
Heather Pence has been living in and giving tours of Boston for the past 20 years. Originally from New York, Heather joined Boston By Foot in its 22nd season and currently gives The Dark Side of Boston tour as well as several other special topic tours. 
Old North Church Interior
The 41st entering class of Boston By Foot guides is hard at work during the 2017 Spring Series, learning the various styles of architecture, historical events, and general knowledge that make up a BBF tour. From early Colonial to 20th century Boston, the guides in training have been...
The Stillings Building
The sixth annual 'Questionable Tour of Boston' found great success this year in the Fort Point Channel neighborhood. With a turnout of over 100 participants, the storytellers got to work telling elaborate tales of Boston's alleged past. Tour attendees found themselves walking along the scenic Fort Point Channel...
Billy Lewand
Billy Lewand is a New York native who is starting his third season with Boston By Foot this Spring. After taking several walking tours abroad, Billy decided to put his teaching background to use and become a tour guide in his own city. Thanks to his time with Boston By Foot, Billy has become...
Robert Allison delivers a lecture on Colonial Boston
The annual Boston By Foot Spring Series training program began today, the 25th of March, with 33 guides-in-training arriving at the BBF office ready to begin their journeys to being tour guides. The morning kicked off with a welcome address delivered by Exectuive Director Samantha Nelson who pointed out the high caliber of this year's GIT class. The 41st entering class boasts...
Boston By Foot Tour
Boston By Foot is pleased to announce our invitation from the Massachusetts Cultural Council to participate in their Universal Participation (UP) Innovation and Learning Network. The purpose of the UP program is to educate organizations and individuals about the value of creating inclusive programming and spaces for people of all ability levels...
Boston By Foot Tour
Boston By Foot recently launched the Guide Workshop Series initiative to allow existing guides to enhance their skills and better engage their tour participants. This inaugural program, held during the off season, consisted of three workshops...
Boston By Foot Tour
The BBF Spring Lecture Series and Docent Training program is set to begin next month on Saturday, March 19. The series will trace Boston's topography and architecture from 1630 to the present and will feature lectures from several guest speakers...
Acorn Street
The 2017 season is gearing up to be one of our busiest yet! Our volunteers have been working on adding many special tours, tours of the month, and member events to our 2017 calendar...
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