Whether you're a tourist or a native, Boston By Foot is a great way to get to know some of the history and architecture of Boston. With an impressive program of tours that includes a literary, architecture and "nerd-friendly" engineering tour, BBF has something for everyone. The docents are volunteers who put in a lot of time to research information on the visited sites, and so the tours are very informative. - Brookline, MA
Walk with us!
It is hard to believe it’s been 40 years since the tall ships sailed to Boston as part of the nation’s Bicentennial, the John Hancock Tower heightened the city’s skyline and the first Boston By Foot tours helped people discover a walkable cluster of American history.
Forty years is quite a journey, especially for a nonprofit like ours. We’ve learned, grown and expanded our selection of tours from the original two to over 100 and counting. While the views have changed, we’ve stayed true to the same path we started in 1976. Our educational mission remains focused on raising public awareness of Boston’s history and architecture. Our tours are just as thoughtful and creative, each still meticulously brought to life by a dedicated group of volunteers.
By exploring Boston's many neighborhoods, our tours help people build stronger connections to the city and gain a fuller appreciation of its diverse influences.
We see our anniversary as an opportunity to thank our founder Polly Flansburgh and each of our more than 200 volunteer guides, as well as our members, supporters, friends, fellow walkers and history lovers alike. Forty years is a milestone and they give us endless reasons to celebrate.
Please join us in marking our 40th season of exploring Boston’s history and architectural heritage.
Chair, Board of Trustees
Boston By Foot, Inc.