Yesterday, I took the tour of the Esplanade. It was a very challenging day for the docents, as there was a huge concert also scheduled for the Esplanade that day. They somehow managed to direct us to another starting point and gave us an extraordinary amount of information, even though their route was changed. I am always impressed with the tour docents, but I wanted to give an extra thanks for the wonderful tour I went on yesterday. - Woburn, MA
Spring Series and Guide Training Program
Register for the annual Boston By Foot Spring Lecture & Guide Training Series! This annual program is a requirement for new docents, and is open both to Boston By Foot members andthegeneral public. Many of our senior guides return every year to renew their knowledge and experience the course again.
Led by distinguished professionals, the lectures trace Boston's topography and architecture from 1630 to the present. As a guide-in-training, you will receive the background, materials, and mentorship to lead informed, insightful, and interesting guided walks of Boston.
While there are no course requirements for auditors, each auditor is invited to participate fully in all program activities. Alternatively, you may also enroll for a single session, and attend the lecture and demonstration tour for that day. Guides-in-training must attend all program activities including the informative lectures, engaging discussion groups, and the demonstration tours that bring the material to life. Graduation requirements include four written assignments, a final exam, and a practice tour.
Schedule of Events for the 2014 Spring Series and Docent Training Program
All sessions occur on Saturdays 10:00am-3:30pm, unless otherwise noted.
All sessions take place at 87 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02108.
|March 22, 2014||Orientation and Colonial Boston; end time 4:15 pm|
|March 29, 2014||Georgian and Federal Boston|
|April 2, 2014||Victorian Boston; Wednesday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm|
|April 5, 2014||Boston Engineered|
|April 12, 2014||Contemporary Boston|
|April 19, 2014||Tour Logistics|
|April 26, 2014||Final Exam and Final "Footwork"|