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Tour the Boston Harborwalk: Gateway to Boston   



Our early evening walk will take us for 1.5 miles along downtown Boston’s beautiful Harborwalk. Sculptures, seating areas, cafes and restaurants dot this area, as well as signage marking points of historic interest. Always the economic engine of the city, Boston Harbor now enjoys Heart of the Hub status as well, thanks to its vibrant redevelopment. Our walk along its edge starts with Boston’s iconic Federal Reserve Building, glitters with destination hotels, and includes the first outdoor ice cream stand in the country. The Boston Tea Party took place on Griffin’s wharf, somewhere along this stretch of the Harbor. But nobody is quite sure exactly where. That’s because today’s Harborwalk curves along a completely invented shoreline, as generations of Bostonians wharved it out, filled it in, or dug it up according to what worked best. The ordinances governing this process trace back to the 1640's and the Massachusetts Bay Colony, making them the oldest laws of this type in the country. We’ll wind our way across Rowe’s Wharf, once owned by John Rowe, who took part in that Tea Party, and end at Long Wharf. In an effort to keep our walking tours affordable, and to gain some financial support for our program, we are offering "pay what you will" options. Please choose the payment amount that is best for you. Thank you for your generosity!

 

 

Classes will not be in session

Monday, January 18, 2021 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
Monday – Saturday, February 15-20, 2021 (February Vacation)
Monday – Saturday, April 19-24, 2021 (April Vacation)

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Baldwin School, 484 Heath Street,
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Brookline High
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Saturday: 8:30am – 2:00pm
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