I had some visitors in from Hong Kong and wanted to give them a flavor of Boston. I contacted Boston By Foot and we discussed a customized tour that would show us some history and end up in Chinatown. We met our guide, Owen at Park Street station and spent the next hour and a half checking out some of the historical buildings along the Freedom Trail, the Big Dig and finished in Chinatown with some little factoids about the Chinese coming to Boston. The tour was very professional, yet casual, allowing us to ask as many questions as we wanted. We all thoroughly enjoyed the information and pace of the tour. - Norwell, MA
About our Tour Guides
Boston By Foot tour guides, or "docents", are fun, knowledgeable locals who enthusiastically volunteer their time to deliver tours and share their love for Boston.
Our 200+ docents come from all backgrounds, are of all ages, some are native Bostonians, while others have adopted Boston as their home. By profession they represent doctors, lawyers, teachers, writers, librarians, engineers, researchers, historians, architects, photographers, filmmakers, analysts, builders, executives, consultants, designers, publishers, and even a few rocket scientists. They bring their diverse knowledge and skills to their tours and share a passion for our city and for telling its story.
Before delivering tours, Boston By Foot docents complete an intensive six-week course focused on Boston history, architecture and tour presentation skills. We are always interested in welcoming new docents into our program. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Boston By Foot docent, please let us know!