Urban Development Series
Take a walk through the heart of Victorian Boston on this tour of Commonwealth Avenue!
Boston's grand boulevard, Commonwealth Avenue, provides an enduringly popular stroll. The tour parallels the 19th century filling and development of the Back Bay from its origin at Arlington Street down the seven blocks along the tree-lined, grassy Mall. See how careful effort over 150 years has preserved the "grandness" of the Avenue.
mostly flat surfaces and little to no inclines
This tour can be scheduled as a private tour with advance notice. Call 617.367.2345 or use our private tour webform to learn more.
Meet your guide at the George Washington statue in the Public Garden, at the corner of Arlington Street & Commonwealth Avenue.
Finding Your Guide: All guides carry an 8×11 sign that says “Boston By Foot Walking Tours.”
Nearest Accessible MBTA Station: Arlington (Green Line)
This tour ends in the general area of 314 Commonwealth Avenue, corner of Hereford Street.
Nearest Accessible MBTA Station: Hynes Convention Center (Green Line)