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2023 Tour Season Announced

2023 Season Announcement

Boston By Foot (BBF) is pleased to announce its lineup of walking tours and water-based tours for the 2023 season. Explore Boston with us on 42 different tours throughout the season, from April 1st to mid-November. Here’s a preview of what you can look forward to in the coming months!


We continue to offer six of our most popular 60-, 90- and 120-minute tours on a daily or weekly basis. These tours include:

  • Beacon Hill's South Slope
  • Boston By Little Feet
  • The Dark Side of Boston
  • Heart of the Freedom Trail
  • The North End: Boston's Immigration Gateway
  • Road To Revolution

Learn more about our Daily & Weekly Tours


Beacon Hill Social History Series:
Discover fascinating social history in this series of tours exploring people and places of Beacon Hill.

  • Jewish Beacon Hill
  • The North Slope of Beacon Hill
  • Notable Women of Beacon Hill

Learn more about the tours in our Beacon Hill Social History Series

Bostonians Fight for Change Series: Feel inspired on this series of tours traveling in the footsteps of Bostonians who fought oppression and made change happen.

  • Boisterous Bostonians: Riots & Protests
  • Boston’s LGBTQ Past
  • Road to the Vote: Boston Suffragists
  • Working Women: Boston Women Find Their Voice

Learn more about the tours in our Bostonians Fight for Change Series

Literary Series: Explore the power of the pen and Boston’s literary greats across the centuries on our Literary Tour series.

  • Black Voices: 19th Century Black Writers on Beacon Hill
  • The Hub of Literary America
  • Literary Beacon Hill: The 20th Century
  • Louisa May Alcott’s Boston

Learn more about the tours in our Literary Series

Neighborhood Series: Take a closer look at the history and architectural gems of some of Boston’s unique neighborhoods.

  • East Boston: Maverick Square and Beyond
  • South Boston’s Broadway
  • Upham’s Corner

Learn more about the tours in our Neighborhood Series

Urban Development Series: Did you ever wonder why Boston looks the way it does? Pull back the layers of Boston’s cityscape on these Urban Development tours.

  • Boston Reborn: After the Great Fire of 1872
  • Commonwealth Ave.
  • Fort Point Channel
  • Reinventing Boston: A City Engineered
  • The Story of Rowes Wharf

Learn more about the tours in our Urban Development Series


  • Art, Architecture and Gardens
  • Back Bay’s Victorian Architecture
  • Beacon Hill From Both Sides
  • Before Boston: Shawmut Peninsula Through 1630
  • Ben Franklin: Son of Boston
  • Boston's Gilded Age
  • Boston’s Loyalists
  • Bulfinch Triangle

Learn more about our Monthly & Quarterly Tours


No BBF season would be complete without our special annual July 4th and Halloween celebrations!

  • Footloose on the Freedom Trail
  • Beacon Hill with a BOO!

Learn more about our Annual Event Tours


Each year, our volunteer guides create brand-new tours that are offered twice during the season – first as a pair of preview tours offered exclusively for BBF members, then later in the season as a pair of tours open to the public. Tour dates and times will be announced soon!

  • Art Introspective: Copley Square to the South End
  • Becoming Back Bay
  • Fort Point and Seaport: The Evolution of the South Boston Waterfront
  • Leather District

Learn more about our New Tours for 2023


We continue to offer our two water-based tours in partnership with The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships and the Charles Riverboat Company.

  • A Sail Through Time
  • Architecture Cruise

Learn more about our Sails & Cruises


Join our community and support our work by becoming a member of Boston By Foot. Members enjoy free access to most of our programming along with other benefits.

Membership Benefits

- Unlimited free admission on most walking tours for the noted number of people*. Pre-registration is required for all tours.

- Free admission to all of Boston By Foot’s virtual programming

- Access to recordings of past Boston By Foot virtual events (upon request, subject to availability)

- Exclusive member previews of new tours before they're offered to the public

- Weekly or bi-weekly emails to keep you informed about Boston By Foot programs and activities

* Discounted admission applies to our two annual celebration tours: Footloose on the Freedom Trail and Beacon Hill with a BOO!

Membership Levels

- Senior Membership (One Person/65 or older) - $60
- Student Membership (One Person) - $60
- Individual Membership (One Person) - $75
- Dual Membership (Two People) - $100
- Family Membership (Six People) - $150
- Patron Membership (Six People) - $200

In addition to the benefits of a Family Membership, Patron Members also receive invitations to special events and programming and special thanks in our annual report.

Membership dues are fully tax-deductible.