SoWa: South of Washington Street

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Upcoming Tours

  • Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 2:00pm
  • Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 2:00pm

Ticket Information

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

Tour lasts 90 minutes.

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SoWa: South of Washington Street

August Tour of the Month

Is there a more hip and happening place in Boston than SoWa right now? This area of the South End (the bit that is SOuth of WAshington Street) is experiencing yet another reboot.  The neighborhood first came into being when the South Cove was filled in the 1830s.  Then the area saw a massive transformation in the 1950s when Boston’s first major urban redevelopment project obliterated the area called the New York Streets.

Now with another redevelopment of the area (formerly occupied by the Boston Herald) into the “Ink Block” this enclave is remodeling itself once again. This tour explores all of these various pivotal events.We will visit the new buildings of the Ink Block but also seek out some vestiges of the old neighborhood too. Sundays afternoons feature the increasingly popular SoWa Open Market – we encourage everyone to check it out after the tour!

 

Schedule 2017

Sunday August 27, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

special preview of this tour will be offered for BBF Members on Sunday, August 20 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.