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Art Introspective: Copley Square to the South End

New for 2024! Discover a trove of unknown and underappreciated works of art

Betances Mural

Tour Description

Few are unfamiliar with the famous “Nashville Wings” done by Kelsey Montague. Did you know one of her illustrations is right here in Boston, “Balloons Over Boston/What Lifts You”? The walk from Copley Square through the South End is full of underappreciated and unknown artwork. On this tour, experience the wonder of the “Betances Mural” to the deeply symbolic work of Pablo Eduardo. One need not know anything about art, only enjoy beauty in its many forms, to love this tour. “Step on Board” as we discover these hidden gems (bring your camera)!

Tour Information

tour duration
DURATION

90 minutes

tour distance
DISTANCE

1.2 miles

tour terrain level 1
TERRAIN

mostly flat surfaces and little to no inclines

Public Tour Calendar

Private Tours

This tour is not currently available as a private tour.

Starting Location

Meet your guide at the Johnson Entrance to the Boston Public Library on Boylston Street

Finding Your Guide: All guides carry an 8×11 sign that says “Boston By Foot Walking Tours.”

Nearest Accessible MBTA Station: Copley (Green Line)

Ending Location

This tour ends in the general area of 1440 Washington Street, Boston

Nearest Accessible MBTA Station: Back Bay (Orange Line and Commuter Rail) 0.6 miles away

“Hello Little Feet!!! Our guide is so fabulous with children! We had 5 little girls ranging in ages from 5 to 13. The guide was able to keep them all attentive and interested for 1 hour -- a great feat!!!! I know that they will always remember the Boston Massacre due to our guide's ability to have them act it out. My husband and I recommended your tour to our friends as we were so thrilled and happy with how it was conducted.”
— Suffield, CT