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Back Bay By Little Feet

New for 2024! This child's-eye view of Boston's Back Bay is specially designed for young walkers (ages 8-12)

Old South Church

Tour Description

This family-friendly guided stroll through Boston’s historic Back Bay tells the story of a reclaimed swamp where elegant buildings now stand. Take a quick 'time hop' to the Victorian Gilded Age to learn the stories of people who lived and worked in Back Bay, and discover the community they created in this interactive tour specially designed for kids ages 8-12 and their families.

PLEASE NOTE: All children must be accompanied on the tour by a ticketed adult.

Tour Information

tour duration

60 minutes

tour distance

0.5 mile

tour terrain level 1

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 West Side Entrance to the Commonwealth Avenue Mall at Fairfield 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 Copley Square at the Boston Public Library.

Nearest Accessible MBTA Station: Copley (Green Line)