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Walking Tours in Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville: WELCOME!

Brief descriptions of some of the many walking tours available in Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville. Links to tour websites and related BPL library books are included.


Paul Revere House postcard
Welcome to Boston Public Library's guide to walking tours of Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville. This selection of walking tours includes free and self-guided tours, public tours that are regularly offered, as well as tours that privately arranged.
Please note:
  • Check each individual tour for prices, up-to-date scheduling, and any other specific information. Tour information changes all the time, so it is best to verify with the tour company.
  • This list does not include guided tours of buildings, such as museums, or of tours outside of the defined area, such as Plymouth or Salem.
  • The main tour companies or organizations are listed for additional information and links.
  • If you are curious to learn more about Boston history and culture, take a look at some of the books available at the Boston Public Library and listed in Further Reading.  

Walking Tour Apps

Further Reading


Walking Tours From Other Times (digitized--Just click on each one to open. Thanks, Internet Archive!)