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The Hub of Literary America

The Hub of Literary America

Journey to Victorian Boston and see where writers and poets including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louisa May Alcott and Henry David Thoreau gathered to share new ideas and influence society!

Learn how local publishers lured Charles Dickens and other famous writers to Boston.

Discover why Edgar Allen Poe rejected Boston as his home.

On this fascinating guided tour, walk in the footsteps of literary greats as you stop outside the Old Corner Bookstore, Louisa May Alcott’s home, the famous Athenaeum private library, and more.

tour duration
DURATION

90 minutes

tour distance
DISTANCE

1 mile

tour terrain
TERRAIN

likely uneven surfaces and signficant 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.

Meeting Location

Meet your guide in the plaza at School and Washington Streets, between Walgreens and the Irish Famine Memorial.

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

Nearest MBTA Station: State (Blue & Orange Lines)

updated: 2 months ago