Literary Tour of Boston


Get ready for one of the most literary educational and genuinely fun tours in Boston, the Boston by Foot Literary Landmarks tour. Boston by Foot aims to promote public awareness and appreciation of history and heritage and does so quite nicely with this tour. Inspired by the mid-19th century nickname given to the city of Boston, "Athens of America" this tour aims to captivate this term and why Boston is an important center for literature. Here you will find the home of many of America’s greatest writers, serving as the launch pad for American Romanticism, Transcendentalism, Fireside Poetry, and American Realism.

Your group will enjoy an official tour highlighting the homes and haunts of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, David Henry Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, Henry James, Charles Dickens, and Henry Longfellow! The tour will discuss in depth why these authors and homes made Boston the epicenter of American letters, answering any questions you may have along the way. Learn about the confluence of great minds in Boston that led to the rise of philosophical discovery of American society, literature, and culture, all at a leisurely pace during this 1.5 hour tour. You may also choose different specific tours, such as holiday themed, architecturally themed, age appropriate, quicker or more in depth tours.