Boston CityWalks

Tour: Copley Square (Back Bay) to Downtown Freedom Trail via Beacon Hill Walking Tour


Begin in the elegant Back Bay and pass stately and historic Beacon Hill on our way to the dynamic Downtown Area, where you’ll see the major points of the Freedom Trail. NOTE: This tour is similar to Tour #2 but in the reverse direction, although architectural emphasis is more on the Back Bay.

Highlights include:

  • The beauty and grace of Copley Square
  • The 19th century Back Bay area and the Boston Public Garden
  • The cobblestone drives and gaslights of historic Beacon Hill
  • The quirky, vibrant architecture and streets of old Downtown Boston
  • The Freedom Trail from Boston Common to Faneuil Hall

This tour brings you from the “newer” 19th century Back Bay, home of many of Boston’s most famous architectural sites! You’ll learn about how Back Bay was filled and see the beautiful results during our Back Bay Tour. We then proceed up to Beacon Hill, home of the Boston Aristocracy during the 18th and 19th centuries. We proceed Downtown through the Freedom Trail to the exciting Fanueil Hall and Quincy Market Area, where you can shop and eat to your heart’s delight. It’s only a short walk to the Harbor or Boston ‘s Italian North End. Approximately two hours.

Details of just some of what you’ll see:
Copley Square, Boston Marathon Finish Line, Trinity Church, Boston Public Library, John Hancock Tower, Newbury Street, Commonwealth Avenue Mall, Boston Public Garden, Swan Boats, Beacon Hill, The Old and New State Houses, Boston Common, Park Street Church, Old Granary Burial Ground, King’s Chapel, Old and New City Halls, Old Corner Bookstore, Old South Meeting House, Boston Massacre Site, Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market

Tour Times: 1:00 PM Fridays and Sundays (approximately 2 hours, 2 miles),
Meeting Place: The front steps of the Boston Public Library at 230 Dartmouth Street in Copley Square
Cost: $45 per adult; $22.50 per child 16 and under
Reservations: Call 1-866-WE-WALKS (1-866-939-2557)


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