Just went on a great tour of the neighborhood called Chestnut Hill. Turns out that Boston By Foot does monthly tours outside of their regular tours of the Freedom Trail, Beacon Hill and the like. The tour of Chestnut Hill was a great way to explore the neighborhood, getting to know more about its architecture and history. Days later, driving through Brookline, I noticed Lee Street. Before the weekend I wouldn't have known the significance of that name (and names like Lawrence and Hammond Streets), but now I do! A sure sign of not only a good tour, but a great and fun learning experience! - Boston, MA
If you're a nonprofit, why do you charge money?
Boston By Foot is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We incur expenses just like any other organization, including rent, utilities, insurance and promotional expenses. Though our guides are volunteers, we do have a small staff to run the organization. Our staff is responsible for managing and supporting the 200+ guides, scheduling, coordination, communications and customer service. We aim to keep our prices as low to make our tours accessible to the largest number of people possible.
One way to help Boston By Foot continue this valuable service while keeping ticket prices low is to join as a member. Boston By Foot also gratefully accepts contributions and grants.