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    Boston Underfoot Walking Tour

    Presented by at Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market)

    June 7 - October 25, 2009


    Boston Underfoot Walking Tour

    Follow Boston's great engineering feats from the filling of the Back Bay to the Big Dig, now America's largest public works project. Walk through the new Rose Kennedy Greenway and some of Boston's oldest alleys. Ride the nation's first subway and learn about such taken-for-granted utilities as water, sewage, gas, steam, and electricity. Join us for this unique look at Boston where most of the sightseeing takes place around your feet! Learn the origin of manholes, the different ways to engineer a tunnel, the secret identities of some of Boston's newest buildings, and what was so big about a recent dig. Why is the Orange line orange and why does the Green line screech at Park & Boylston? What is the real reason Boston's streets are the way they are? If the Big Dig was called the Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel Project, why does Boston now have 5 tunnels under its harbor? What's holding up the Custom House tower and who is buried in Dawes' grave? Get the answers to these questions and many more. You will never look at a fire hydrant the same way again.

    Meet your guide in front of Faneuil Hall at the Samuel Adams statue. Purchase tickets for the Boston Underfoot tour directly from your guide. No reservations are required. Tour begins on time and will be offered rain or shine. Please arrive ten minutes before start time.

    Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market)

    4 South Market Building
    Boston, MA 02109

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:
    $14 per person (includes subway fare). Boston By Foot members are free(but subway fare is not provided)

    General Day and Time Info:

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    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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