Boston Walking Tour

Massachusetts sightseeing tour guide:

With the opening of the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston became a paradise for city strollers and nature lovers alike. We’ll enjoy a tree-lined saunter through the history and culture of a nation’s birthplace.

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Boston Walking Tour – Historic Guided Sightseeing Tour

Boston Walking Tour:  Boston boasts a larger-than-life history: after all, the events that unfolded here founded a nation. But the heart of this city, its lovely green spaces, has an intimate feel that is best explored on foot. You can walk across Boston almost completely in park lands. Strap on your walking shoes, and you’ll see some of the city’s most historic buildings and places, with ghosts of patriots at every corner. And you’ll learn about some of Boston’s curious moments in history, that featured elephants – and a flood of molasses!

People tell us all the time that our tours make travel easier and much more interesting. So download this Boston Walking Tour – an historic guided sightseeing tour – to your mobile device and come walk with us through one of America’s most historic cities.

Tour Highlights

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  • Introduction
  • Comm Ave Mall & Esplanade
  • Boston Public Garden
  • Boston Common
  • City Walk to the Greenway
  • Rose Kennedy Greenway
Transportation By Foot – Easy walking
Specialty Historical/Heritage, Historical/Heritage
Tour Type Guided Tour – play before & while you tour
And much much more…

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  • The Commonwealth Avenue Mall was created in the late 19th century as part of a 7-mile long 'Emerald Necklace' that still exists today. Its purpose was to help clean up the marshy area left after the Back Bay landfill project. The mall spans 200 feet across, with wide roads for the horse-drawn carriages that once kicked up dust here.
  • Copley Plaza's tallest building, though not necessarily its most prominent, is I.M. Pei's mirror-like John Hancock Tower. When you stand in just the right spot, the tower's narrow north-facing glass wall seems to stand 60 stories as a single sheet of glass!
  • Alongside the Boston Garden Swanboat Lagoon, movie history was made in 1997. On a bench facing the placid water, Robin Williams delivered a sobering speech to Matt Damon that many say earned him his Oscar in the film 'Good Will Hunting.'
  • Beacon Hill's steep, narrow streets evoke traditional Boston: brick-lined warrens, black-shuttered Federal-style rowhouses, and wrought-iron gas-lit lamps. Louisa May Alcott, John Hancock, and Ted Kennedy called 'the Hill' home. Michael Crichton, Carly Simon, and Uma Thurman have also resided here.
  • The ribbon of green known as the Rose Kennedy Greenway literally emerged from under a shadow. An elevated highway once hovered over this very space. The highway was diverted underground as part of the 'Big Dig,' a 15-year-long construction project. It's left the most open space in Boston, with long views and teasing vistas of Boston Harbor down the waterfront lanes.

Ken Lovering

Ken Lovering has lived in the Boston area for over 20 years. He watched his hometown transform into a great walking city as its elevated expressway was banished underground, making way for the new Rose Kennedy Greenway. Ken is a Solas Award-winning writer and has contributed to many travel publications. He is the owner and operator of KL Marketing Communications, a provider of travel content, copywriting, and creative services for the travel industry.


  1. Robert Slusser (verified owner)

    I liked it so much, I took the tour again this year. Still just as great!

  2. Robert (verified owner)

    This is a great tour! I bought it for a business trip to Boston, and stayed an extra day to take the tour. I’m glad I did – this tour is much more than just a walk in the park – it’s filled with the kind of history that only Boston can offer. If you’re a history buff like me, you won’t be able to resist the Paul Revere house, the Old North Church, the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and many others so significant to the history of the U. S. and the world. The author not only leads us to each, but shares some little-known facts and stories about them as well. It’s a considerable walk – bring your hiking shoes, but there’s plenty of opportunity to stop and savor the sights, sounds, and tastes of both the historical and modern parts of this city. You’ll be glad you took the time out to experience Boston in such a personal way.

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"Even though I am a local, I thoroughly enjoyed visiting and learning more about the history of the landmarks. The author's interest in the area comes through in his engaging style of writing. Being able to complete the tour at my own pace made it even
more enjoyable."
Flora Savitzky (Researcher)

"When the conference ended, I stayed in town on my own and used T4M's self-guided tour to decide which things in town I wanted to visit and what to see/do there. The guide was right every step of the way. Bottom line, this guide helped me make the most of my time in town."
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