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The North End: Boston's Immigration Gateway

Explore Boston’s oldest neighborhood and discover the charm of this unique, compact city space

The North End Boston039s Immigration Gateway

Explore Boston’s oldest neighborhood, the North End, with our knowledgeable guide.

Discover the charm of this unique, compact city space that has been home to immigrants for 400 years.

Learn what brought waves of people from Ireland, Eastern Europe, and Italy to the North End; the difficulties they faced when they arrived; and how they made a difference in their new home!

This tour begins at the waterfront and weaves through Boston’s famous ‘crooked and narrow’ streets. It will end in the heart of the North End, the perfect spot to enjoy an Italian treat after the tour!

tour duration

90 minutes

tour distance

0.88 mile

tour terrain level 2

potential uneven surfaces and moderate inclines

Starting Location

Meet your guide at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, intersection of Richmond St. and Atlantic Ave.

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

Nearest Accessible MBTA Station: Aquarium (Blue Line)

Ending Location

This tour ends in the general area of Salem and Parmenter Streets.

Nearest Accessible MBTA Station: Haymarket (Green & Orange Lines) is 0.3 miles away

updated: 1 day ago