Boston By Foot tours depart from several downtown Boston locations. Led by well-trained volunteer guides, walking tours covering a variety of topics highlight notable landmarks as well as the city's rich history and diverse neighborhoods.
Most tours are offered from May through October. Tours starting in front of Faneuil Hall include the Heart of the Freedom Trail and the kid-geared Boston By Little Feet. The Beacon Hill tour leaves from the foot of the State House steps, on Beacon Street. Other tours include The North End, Dark Side of Boston, Back Bay and Road to Revolution.
Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes for each tour except the hour-long children's tour. Tours are given regardless of weather, and reservations are not required. Special one-time tours are scheduled throughout the year. Holiday-themed walks and an architecture-themed boat cruise also are offered; phone ahead for schedules and prices.