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February 6, 2018
Tour the Massachusetts State House

Boston is the "hub of the solar system" (or so said Oliver Wendell Holmes) - but what the nickname actually refers to is the Massachusetts State House. It's actually the New State House, but completed in 1798 it's not all that new. On land that was once owned by John Hancock, it's the oldest building […]

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January 13, 2018
Irish Sites on the Freedom Trail

While walking the Freedom Trail, if you know where to look, you will see many of Boston's Irish sites.  Boston's history is a green one that started even before 100,000 Irish immigrants came to Boston, fleeing the horrible conditions of the Irish Famine.  As you walk the Freedom Trail, there are many overlooked sites which document Irish contributions to […]

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December 13, 2017
Visiting Boston in Winter | Indoor Boston Activities

Boston is cold in winter. That is just a fact, but it shouldn't stop you from visiting. Aside from great deals in the off-season, you'll also avoid the crowds. If you're not as hearty as you'd like to think or there is a particularly blustery day, check out our suggestions for indoor Boston activities. Free […]

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December 9, 2015
Kennedy Family Sights in Boston

The streets of Boston are jam packed with history, and since its founding in 1630, authors, professors, politicians, and revolutionaries have left their marks on these historic cobblestone streets.  However, there is no Bostonian name more known throughout the world than Kennedy.  Using this guide you can walk in the same path, check out some John F. […]

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March 3, 2015
Freedom Trail Bathrooms: Where to Go

Officially, there are no Freedom Trail bathrooms outside the Visitor Centers. So where do you go when you gotta go? We've created a handy guide to free (or close) and clean (or close) public bathrooms on the Freedom Trail. Boston Common Visitor Center 9am-5pm Daily 139 Tremont St New State House 9am-5pm Monday-Friday 24 Beacon […]

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January 14, 2015
Boston's Museum of Science

The Museum of Science started in 1830 as the Boston Society of Natural History and was commonly referred to as the Boston Museum of Natural History. When it moved to its current location at 1 Science Park after WWII, it became the Museum of Science.  It has over 700 interactive exhibits as well as a […]

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August 14, 2014
Bus from Boston to New York City

This post reviews the various bus companies that offer bus service between Boston and NYC.   We compare the average prices, length of journey, availability of basic facilities (such as Wifi and luggage storage), and more. Sorting out transportation during your vacation can be stressful, but with this guide it doesn’t have to be! Buying […]

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April 2, 2014
Best sandwich lunch places in Boston

Whenever Free Tours by Foot tour guide Brian is on a walking tour, people ask him: "Brian, where is the best place to get a sandwich for lunch in Boston".  Since there are so many places around, here are tour guide Brian’s favorite sandwich shops along the Freedom Trail.  Just stay the red brick trail […]

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November 1, 2013
Popular Boston Slang

Of course, it's not slang here, it's just how we talk. But if you've been on one of Brian's tours, you might notice a word or two of Boston slang pops out and you have no idea what it means. There are a few ways to tell the someone is from out of town - […]

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February 27, 2013
Reviews of Free Tours by Foot Boston

Your time is valuable.  So, to make sure that you aren’t wasting it, it’s good to hear what others are saying about us. Don’t take our word for it. Read our Boston tour reviews. Reviews will give you a good understanding of the quality of our tours and whether they are the best choice for […]

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