Kendall Square

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Globe Fountain at Kendall Square

Upcoming Tours

  • Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
  • Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 2:00pm

Ticket Information

General Admission: $15
Boston By Foot Members: $5

Tour lasts 90 minutes.

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Kendall Square

July Tour of the Month

The Kendall Square area has exploded with new development and is one of the hottest commercial real estate markets in the country. A center for innovation, it boasts offices for Google, Akamai, Biogen, Microsoft, Facebook, and more. This recent boom has been accompanied by the construction of new living spaces, restaurants, and hotels. 

In the early 20th century, Kendall Square was home to distilleries, electric power plants, soap and hosiery factories, and the Kendal Boiler and Tank Company. It remained MIT’s industrial backyard after it arrived in 1916. Once the hopeful mission control center for the space program, Kendall Square was a ghost town by the 1980s. Today, it boasts a thriving live/work/play environment that is integrated with its academic neighbor and home to many startups. 

Schedule 2017

Sunday July 30, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

special preview of this tour will be offered for BBF Members on Sunday, July 23 at 2:00 pm. Members attend for free and may bring guests for $5.

This tour can be scheduled as a private tour at any time with advance notice. Private tour rates do apply. Call 617.367.2345 or use our private tour webform to learn more.