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Uniquely interesting not the traditional tourist stuff

We took the walking tour through the north end that deals with the darker side of Boston’s history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boston, MA
Beacon hill and back Bay

A very nice time at both walks. I would say ,at least these two, they are heavier on the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen C
Woodside, California, United States
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Regularly scheduled walking tours that highlight Boston's rich history and architectural heritage. Private tours can be arranged at any time.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
87 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02108-1330
Beacon Hill
+1 617-367-2345
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the walking tour through the north end that deals with the darker side of Boston’s history in the 1600’s forward to the 1900’s. We thought it was original, factual, serious but full of entertaining irony. It adds texture to the more well known...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice time at both walks. I would say ,at least these two, they are heavier on the architecture side. I would not think children would be interested. We walked more in the Beacon Hill. Both were excellent. We were a few minutes late...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I was a few minutes late and the only person on the tour (and it was a very hot day), Tod gave me a very interesting and informative tour of some of the sites on the Freedom Trail. He spoke very understandably and he...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When was the last time you took a tour and the guide kept your spellbound with stories memorized directly from the journals of seafaring Bostonians, AND at the same time, had carefully laid out the stops so that the tourees could sit down and listen...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yesterday (August 19), my friend and I took an excellent tour with Tom McNamara of Boston by Foot tours. We really enjoyed it and he let us throw in our knowledge too.

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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Our family took the Boston by little foot tour based on trip advisor reviews. I booked the tour months ago and it was one of the first things I booked because I know that they didn’t do it very often and I didn’t want to...More

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Boston By Foo t, Guest Relations Manager at Boston By Foot, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your tour. The Boston By Little Feet tour is designed to be engaging for families with children of all ages, and while that can be a harder goal to meet with a larger group, we definitely don't...More

Reviewed August 13, 2018

Although living in the UK I took out a membership & i am glad I did. I was in Boston for 7 days & did 6 tours ranging from the freedom trail , The revolution , Beacon hill , Literary Boston , Industrial change in...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Our family of 3 (2 adults and one 9 year old girl) took the Boston By Foot Freedom trail tour on Sunday, July 29. It was great! Our tour guide was very professional and friendly. I was impressed that volunteer guides would be so good!...More

Thank Amanda F
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

I had taken the ‘Road to Revolution’ tour with Tom McNamara on July 28. It was my last day at Boston before flying back to India. It was a wonderful experience getting to learn the history of the American Revolution and the part that Boston...More

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Reviewed July 30, 2018

We joined Boston By Foot for their Little Feet tour this past weekend, led by Laurel. For two younger kids (aged 8 and 5), the tour was perfect. Laurel was upbeat, told stories as opposed to rattling off facts, and skipped between many stops along...More

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Beacon Hill
Visit this historic and ritzy Boston neighborhood to
soak up its classic New England charm as you stroll
down cobblestoned, gas-lamp lined streets. Bring your
walking shoes, camera, and select a nice day to wander
through the hilly neighborhood and check out its
exclusive addresses. Louisburg Square, Mt. Vernon
street, Chestnut street and the extremely narrow and
widely photographed Acorn street make a nice walking
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Marie A
June 25, 2015|
Response from russkychick |
I believe that you are referring to the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston. It is a pedestrian walkway which wends its way over the course of 1.5 miles from Chinatown to the historic North End (Boston's Little Italy). It... More