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BBF umbrella on Acorn Street
The Boston By Foot Board of Trustees' Matching Challenge has been a big part of the organization's annual fundraising efforts since it began in 2012. Thanks to the generosity of our Board members and volunteer community, the Matching Challenge has been...
Boston By Foot guides on a tour
Boston By Foot is pleased to announce the publication of our 2016 Annual Report. 2016 was a record breaking year for BBF, and certainly provided many moments to reflect upon how far the organization has come in the past 40 years. As our founder, Polly Flansburgh said...
Tall Ship Eagle - photo by Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe
The weather is warming up and Boston is coming alive for another fantastic summer! The city offers countless opportunities to explore its nautical history dating back to the days of the Revolution itself! The Tall Ship Fleet will be in Boston...
Kurt Morris, BBF Guide
Originally from Indiana, Kurt has been living in Boston for the past nine years. As a historian, Kurt is no stranger to the fascinating history of Boston and has been giving tours with Boston By Foot for three years... 
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...

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