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Skinny House in Boston’s North End

Just a short walk from Old North Church in Boston’s North End-Little Italy neighborhood is the “Skinny House”, also known as the “Spite House”.  Built in 1862, and measuring just 10-feet wide, this 1,165 square foot home has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom a private roof deck, lovely gardens and unobstructed views of the city and…

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June 20, 2022

Polcari’s Coffee – Boston North End – Little Italy

There are several things you immediately notice upon entering Polcari’s Coffee in Boston’s North End: the strong scent of coffee beans and the potent aroma of a variety of different spices. This adorable shop is like a time-capsule with its old-world charm preserved from a bygone era—from its creaky wooden floors to glass jars filled with specialty…

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June 18, 2022

Boston Back Bay Architecture Walking Tour

Boston’s Copley Square in Back Bay has the most diverse architectural landmarks in the city. An extensive landfill project began in 1857 and completed in 1882 to fill in 700 acres of the bay. The Boston peninsula doubled in size and an elegant 19th-century French-inspired residential area emerged. Copley Square was named after portrait painter…

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June 9, 2022

Boston Public Garden

The Boston Public Garden traces its origins to marshland that Bostonians avoided in the 19th century. In 1837, a visionary named Horace Gray led an effort that transformed the swampy area into the first botanical garden in America. The first bed of tulips and the first poinsettia in the U.S. were planted in the Boston…

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May 30, 2022

Boston’s Swan Boats

The Swan Boats are one of Boston’s most famous icons. PhotoWalks offers the best walking tours in Boston where the Public Garden is one of the stops on these tours: Highlights of Boston and Boston and Boston’s Architectural Landmarks The story behind the Swan Boats began with a German opera. Robert Paget was a boat builder…

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May 30, 2022

Beacon Hill’s Battle of the Bricks

One of the many details that give Boston’s its distinct charm and character is its brick sidewalks. Thanks to a group of determined women, they took it upon themselves to preserve the brick sidewalks for posterity. In 1947, rumors had been swirling that Mayor James Michael Curley wanted to repave Beacon Hill’s sidewalks with cement….

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May 30, 2022

Boston’s Best North End-Little Italy Walking Tour

PhotoWalks provides one of the best walking tours of Boston’s North End-Little Italy. Explore the historic landmarks and feel the energetic street vibe in Boston’s oldest neighborhood. Listen to insightful commentary about the North End’s fascinating immigrant history as well some Freedom Trail sites. Walk down streets that lead to Paul Revere’s House, Paul Revere…

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May 23, 2022

Walk the Freedom Trail

Boston’s Freedom Trail connects 16 historic sites marked by a 2.5 mile red brick path. PhotoWalks provides small group tours of the Freedom Trail tour for locals and visitors. See the historic sites and important landmarks on a FUN 90-minute walking tour. Listen to captivating commentary that uncovers the truth and dispels the myths that ignited…

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April 9, 2022

Fun Things to Do in Boston

Looking for Fun Things to Do in Boston? Explore the city from a different angle on a PhotoWalks tour. Capture fun, creative pictures with your camera or smartphone in either Beacon Hill, Back Bay the North End-Little Italy or the famous sites along the Freedom Trail. See Boston’s must-see attractions on the ONLY provider of Boston walking…

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April 8, 2022

Boston Public Library

A visit to Boston’s Back Bay is not complete until you visit the Boston Public Library in Copley Square. Architect Charles McKim designed the interior and exterior of the  Italian Renaissance inspired Central Library. Built in 1888 and opened to the public in 1895, the Boston Public Library is the first free library in America….

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April 3, 2022

PhotoWalks Named One of the 10 Best Boston Walking Tours!

PhotoWalks has been named one of the 10 Best Boston Walking Tours by TimeOut and is recommended by the ever popular travel blogger Nomadic Matt! In the last 20 years, it’s been such an honor and privilege for me to share my love and passion for Boston with locals and visitors from around the world….

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March 8, 2022

North End Boston PhotoWalks Tour

Explore the North End on a Boston history and photography walking tour. Capture the energetic vibe in Boston’s oldest neighborhood that’s rich in Italian immigrant history. Walk down old streets that lead to Paul Revere’s House, Paul Revere statue, Old North Church, Rose Kennedy’s birthplace, the “Skinny House” and hidden gems off-the-beaten path. Fascinating commentary…

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February 17, 2022