Kennedy and Boston Irish Tour

This page provides details of our free Kennedy & Boston Irish Tour, including tips on directions, times and sights covered.

Tour Description

Irish immigration and the Kennedy legacy are synonymous with the development of Boston as we know it today.

Join us to see Jack’s favorite haunts, the buildings where he lived and the places from which his campaigns were organized. Learn about Boston’s role in the Irish Potato Famine and the antics of the inestimable James Michael Curley. 

Civil war contributions, the Broad Street Riot and the catastrophic burning of the Ursuline Convent will be discussed as well.

Omni Parker House Boston Kennedy

Sites we will be visiting on the tour include:

  • Kennedy Statue
  • “New” State House
  • Robert Gould Shaw Memorial.
  • Hotel Bellevue 
  • 122 Bowdoin St.
  • The Red Hat
  • The Old Howard
  • The West Church
  • Boston’s “New” City Hall
  • Parker House Hotel
  • The Irish Famine Statue
  • The Boston Massacre Site
  • Faneuil Hall
  • Mayor Kevin White
  • James Michael Curley
  • Union Oyster House

Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve. Groups of 6 or more must contact us before booking.


  • The tour meets on the steps of “New” Massachusetts State House (map)
  • The tour ends at Faniuel Hall.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Tour distance is approximately 1 mile (1.6K)

When: View our full tour calendar!

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.

Save even more money with a Boston tourist discount pass.


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