Spring Series and Guide Training Program

Apply for our annual Boston By Foot Spring Lecture & Guide Training Series!  Boston By Foot Guide

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.

Guides-in-training attend all program activities including lectures, discussion groups, and demonstration tours. Graduation requirements include four written assignments, a final exam, and a practice tour.

2017 Schedule of Events

All sessions occur on Saturdays 10:00am-4:00pm, unless otherwise noted.
All sessions take place at 87 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02108.

Saturday
March 25, 2017
10:00am-4:00pm

 

Orientation and Colonial Boston

Lecturer: Robert Allison, Professor and Chair of the History Department, Suffolk University
Tour: Road to Revolution

Saturday
April 1, 2017
10:00am-4:00pm

 

Georgian and Federal Boston

Lecturer: Judy Neiswander, Architectural Historian and Preservation Consultant
Tours: Beacon Hill or Heart of the Freedom Trail

Wednesday
April 12, 2017
6:00pm-8:00pm

 

Victorian Boston

Lecturer: Edward Gordon, President of the NE Chapter of the Victorian Society in America

Saturday
April 8, 2017
10:00am-4:00pm

 

Boston Engineered

Lecturer: James Lambrechts, Associate Professor, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Tours: Back Bay or Reinventing Boston: A City Engineered

Saturday
April 15, 2017

10:00am-4:00pm

 

20th Century Boston and Beyond

Lecturer: David Fixler, Principal at EYP, Inc.
Tours: Boston By Little Feet or The Hub of Literary America

Saturday
April 22, 2017
10:00am-4:00pm

 

Tour Development and Logistics

Docent Panel
Tours: The Dark Side of Boston or The North End: Gateway to Boston

Saturday
April 29, 2017
10:00am-4:00pm

 

Final Exam and Final "Footwork"

 

Sunday
May 7, 2017
4:00pm-5:00pm

 

Graduation Ceremony

Old North Church

To find out more about becoming a Boston By Foot guide, please fill out the form below and we will contact you.

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