Mission Statement

Boston By Foot presents engaging and thought-provoking tours of Boston. From tours of Boston’s iconic neighborhoods, the world-famous Freedom Trail, to tours on special topics, Boston By Foot tours encourage walkers to explore and experience the city environment with a fresh perspective. 

Boston By Foot tour guides, or "docents", are fun, knowledgeable locals who enthusiastically volunteer their time to deliver tours and share their love for Boston.  

Our 200+ docents come from all backgrounds, are of all ages, some are native Bostonians, while others have adopted Boston as their home. By profession they represent doctors, lawyers, teachers, writers, librarians, engineers, researchers, historians, architects, photographers, filmmakers, analysts, builders, executives, consultants, designers, publishers, and even a few rocket scientists. They bring their diverse knowledge and skills to their tours and share a passion for our city and for telling its story.   

Before delivering tours, Boston By Foot docents complete an intensive six-week course focused on Boston history, architecture and tour presentation skills. We are always interested in welcoming new docents into our program. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Boston By Foot docent, please let us know!

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