"We did the "Dark Side of Boston Tour." This was hands down one of the best things we did while visiting Boston. The tour started in the North End. The tour was about true historical events that have occurred in Boston. Since my husband and I were both History majors, we were really excited about this tour. The tour lasted for 1 1/2 hours. The topics included, stories about smallpox, influenza, the serviceman coming in on boats, vandalization of the governor's home, the Molasses flood, body snatchers and even the Brink's robbery. The tour was only $12 per person and we got to walk around in the historic North End area and hear all about these "not so talked" about historic moments. Will recommend to everyone I know who is visiting the area, or locals!" - Grand Rapids, MI
Why should I take a Boston By Foot tour?
Boston By Foot offers architectural and historical walking tours of Boston. If you have ever driven around town, you know that to really see Boston you need to get out and walk around.
Boston By Foot has been a staple of Boston since 1976. Boston By Foot is a nonprofit organization where ticket prices just cover operating costs and well-educated guides donate their time. The mission of the organization and its 200+ volunteer docents is to educate the public about Boston's history and architecture.
The number of docents enables Boston By Foot to offer the largest collection of tours in Boston while maintaining a specialized in-depth level of knowledge on each tour. Our diverse menu includes regularly offered tours during the May-October season, Tours of the Month, other special topic tours and customized tours for educational, corporate or private groups.
If you're looking for something more than just saying you were there, consider spending an hour or two with Boston By Foot.