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March 24, 2021
Freedom Trail Map and Self Guided Tour

The Freedom Trail at the center of historic Boston is a red brick path through the city leading visitors to many of the city's historic sites. This self-guided tour and map will cover the entire 2.5 miles (4 km) and 16 Freedom Trail stops.   Where Does the Freedom Trail Start? The Freedom Trail starts at Boston Common, […]

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December 23, 2020
Best Lobster Places in Boston

Looking for the best lobster, lobster roll, or seafood places in Boston? Well, you are in the right place.  This post will provide suggestions for the best locations in Beantown that serve Lobster and Lobster rolls. Let's take a bite! As a local tour guide, I'm asked this question on almost every tour, and the […]

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December 14, 2020
What to Do at Night in Boston

This post covers things to do at night in Boston, including a top 10 list, free, as well as family-friendly activities. We also cover restaurants, museums, and sites that are open late. Let's get started! TOP 10 ACTIVITIES AND ATTRACTIONS AT NIGHT The following section will cover our top ten things to do in Boston after […]

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December 13, 2020
Harvard Museum of Natural History | 5 Tips for Discounts

This post covers a visit to the Harvard Natural History Museum, including details on tickets, discounts, exhibits, and more.

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November 11, 2020
Harvard University Walking Tour

This post covers how to tour Harvard University and the surrounding Cambridge area, including our pay-what-you-wish tour and our audio tour (which you can take anytime. There is also a tour guided by students, as well as a self-guided option. Harvard University is the oldest college in the United States (1636). Eight U.S. presidents attended […]

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November 9, 2020
Self Guided Boston Walking Tours

This post lists 4 self-guided walking tours of Boston, 3 of which are also available as audio tours. All were produced by our guides here at Free Tours by Foot Boston. And if you are considering taking a guided tour, you've also come to the right place. THE FREEDOM TRAIL The Freedom Trail at the […]

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November 8, 2020
Whale Watching in Boston and Gloucester

This post is about whale-watching season in Boston as well as tours and excursions from both Boston and nearby Gloucester. We include an analysis of online reviews, tips on how to dress, and what to expect. When Is Whale Watching Season? Whale-watching season in the Boston area runs from April to October with the summer […]

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November 3, 2020
Boston Christmas Lights + Decorations

Nothing is more special than Holiday time in New England. Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, stars shine brighter in the sky, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, bell ringers herald the season and nothing tastes better than hot chocolate. And as local tour guides, we know a thing or two about seeing the […]

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October 26, 2020
Where Paul Revere, John Hancock, and Samuel Adams Are Buried

This post is about Boston's historic Granary Burying Ground. We include a short history, who's buried here, how to get here, and a short self-guided tour.  WHAT IS THE GRANARY BURYING GROUND? For history buffs and visitors, Boston has several historic cemeteries. The most centrally located historic cemetery near Boston Common is the Granary Burying […]

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October 23, 2020
Logan Airport to Downtown Boston

This post provides the best ways to reach downtown Boston from Logan International Airport, including public transportation, and taxis. TRAVELING BETWEEN LOGAN AIRPORT AND BOSTON  Logan International Airport is located on the east side of Boston and it is the busiest airport in New England. If you’re traveling to this city by plane, chances are […]

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October 20, 2020
Little Italy Boston | 10 Places to Visit

Boston’s Little Italy neighborhood is famous for its delicious food as well as its colorful history. And we have put together a quick, self-guided walking tour of Little Italy and the North End and some of its most interesting sites and bites.   Click the map to enlarge or to download to a smartphone. Be […]

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September 12, 2020
What to Do in Boston for Free Today

There are a lot of great things to see and do in Boston that won’t cost you a dime. This post will cover some of the most interesting and fun activities you can enjoy for free and a few cheap things to do.  And we know a thing or two about saving money. We've been […]

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August 12, 2020
The T: Boston's Subway

This post covers the Boston subway system (known as the T), including a subway map, tips on choosing the right train line, fares, and travel cards. Stations are conveniently located throughout the city (we even start most of our free walking tours at a station). BOSTON SUBWAY MAP The T: Boston's Public Transportation System The […]

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August 9, 2020
Bunker Hill Monument

The following post will cover details about where to find the Bunker Hill Monument, when you can visit the museum, and how to climb the structure. It is free to visit and is one of the best things to do in Boston for free! WHAT IS THE BUNKER HILL MONUMENT? At the end of the […]

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August 5, 2020
Visiting the USS Constitution

This post covers how to see the USS Constitution, where it’s located, the history of the ship and how to take a tour of Old Ironsides. It is free to visit and is one of the best things to do in Boston for free!

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July 22, 2020
Where is the Cheers Bar in Boston?

This post is about Cheers, the famous Boston bar, its background, where to find it (there are 2 locations), and some tips on what to eat. As local tour guides, we know that Cheers is what many would refer to as a tourist trap. However, the food reviews are not too shabby, and as we […]

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