Spring Series and Guide Training Program

Apply for our annual Boston By Foot Spring Lecture & Guide Training Series!  Boston By Foot Guide

Led by distinguished professionals, the lectures trace Boston's topography and architecture from 1630 to the present. As a guide-in-training, you will receive the background, materials, and mentorship to lead informed, insightful, and interesting guided walks of Boston.

Guides-in-training attend all program activities including lectures, discussion groups, and demonstration tours. Graduation requirements include four written assignments, a final exam, and a practice tour.

2018 Schedule of Events

All sessions occur on Saturdays 10:00am-4:00pm, unless otherwise noted.
All sessions take place at 87 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02108.

March 24, 2018


Orientation and Colonial Boston

Lecturer: Robert Allison, Professor and Chair of the History Department, Suffolk University
Tour: Road to Revolution

March 31, 2018


Georgian and Federal Boston

Lecturer: Judy Neiswander, Architectural Historian and Preservation Consultant
Tours: Beacon Hill or Heart of the Freedom Trail



Victorian Boston

Lecturer: Edward Gordon, President of the NE Chapter of the Victorian Society in America

April 7, 2018


Boston Engineered

Lecturer: James Lambrechts, Associate Professor, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Tours: Back Bay or Reinventing Boston: A City Engineered

April 14, 2018



20th Century Boston and Beyond

Lecturer: David Fixler, Architect and Preservation Consultant
Tours: Boston By Little Feet or The Hub of Literary America

April 21, 2018


Tour Development and Logistics

Docent Panel
Tours: The Dark Side of Boston or The North End: Gateway to Boston

April 28, 2018


Final Exam and Final "Footwork"




Graduation Ceremony

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