Victorian Back Bay

Copley Square, with Trinity Church; Creative Commons License

Unlike the casual, chaotic way in which early Boston was laid out, the streets of Back Bay are arranged in an orderly grid.  Renowned for its elegant homes,the architectural marvels of Copley Square, and its signature stately boulevard, Commonwealth Avenue, the Back Bay is one of Boston’s most charming neighborhoods.

On this tour you will learn how the Back Bay, once an actual body of water, was filled in and how the neighborhood was developed in the mid-1800s to become one of America's richest collections of art and architecture.

The treasures of the Victorian Back Bay tour include Trinity Church, the Boston Public Library, Old South Church and the grand Back Bay townhouses.

Join your guide in front of Trinity Church in Copley Square and walk back in time to view splendid examples of Victorian architecture.

Special Offers

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Boston By Foot and our partner the Urban Hound invite you and your four-legged friend on a special dog-friendly Victorian Back Bay walking tour on September 13.


 Complimentary tickets to the Ellis Boston antique show will be availalbe to all guests who attend a Victorian Back Bay tour on October 24, 25 or 26.




Buy Tickets for Victorian Back Bay

Adults $12; Children 6-12 $8; Free for Boston By Foot Members.
Purchase tickets in cash from your guide or by credit card below.
Tour lasts ninety minutes.