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Finding Aesop’s Fables in Copley Square

This family-friendly tour uncovers the many clues in Copley Square relating to Aesop's Fables

Tortoise and hare sculpture in Boston Public Garden

Tour Description

There are clues all around Copley Square that are connected to Aesop's Fables. Do we know why these clues are here? What do they refer to? Join us on this short, family-friendly tour around Copley Square to find these clues and learn the fables and stories they represent.

Tour Information

tour duration

60 minutes

tour distance

0.25 mile

tour terrain level 1

mostly flat surfaces and little to no inclines

Public Tour Calendar

Private Tours

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.

Starting Location

Meet your guide at the Boston Public Library, Dartmouth Street entrance.

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 the Boston Public Library, Dartmouth Street entrance.

Nearest Accessible MBTA Station: Copley (Green Line)

“We did 2 tours over 3 days, including the Freedom Trail. We were uncertain as the park service has a free tour but we decided to give it a shot with Boston By Foot. Glad we did because when you see the park service tour leave they have big groups like 20 - 30 people where as our group had 7 (5 was my family and 2 others) so you get to hear everything and ask questions.We also did Beacon Hill. Again a great tour!”
— Jackson, NJ