Interested in becoming a Boston By Foot 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 6-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 33 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 six tours each year, but many of our guides do many more and also get more involved with research, designing new tours, and planning events.