PLAN YOUR EXPERIENCE HISTORY & HERITAGE
Victorian Back Bay Walking Tour
June 5 - October 30, 2009
On this tour you will learn about the filling of the Back Bay, the creation of the neighborhood, and how this feat was enabled by the development of new technology in the mid-1800s. Designed to imitate the city plan of the grand boulevards of Paris, the Back Bay neighborhood is one of the few areas of Boston where the streets are straight and the side walks are wide. Join your guide and walk back in time to view splendid examples of Victorian architecture. The treasures of Back Bay and Copley Square include grand rows of Back Bay townhouses, Trinity Church, the Boston Public Library, and New Old South Church. Not to mention the modern wonder of the John Hancock Tower, which sits stoically amongst its Victorian neighbors. This tour features all the Boston buildings rated in the top 100 by the American Institute of Architects.
Meet your guide at the steps of Trinity Church in Copley Square. Purchase tickets for the Back Bay 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.