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Explore the Freedom Trail in Boston, MA | Photo Walking Tour

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

Best Photography Spots in Boston

Explore Boston by foot on a Boston Architecture Photo Walking Tour. Beacon Hill is an upscale 19th-century English-inspired neighborhood lined with picturesque streets, brick sidewalks, antique gas lamps lit 24 hours a day, lovely doors and unique door knockers, hidden houses, beautiful flowers spilling out of window boxes and boot scrapers on the doorsteps. Two…

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February 17, 2022

Best Boston Walking Tour of the Freedom Trail

Explore the Freedom Trail on one of the 10 BEST walking tours in Boston. Photowalks is the only guided tour company to offer fascinating historical commentary and creative photo tips. It is an experience unlike any other Boston city tour! If you ask longtime MA residents about Boston’s Freedom Trail, most likely they’ll recall memories…

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February 17, 2022

Acorn Street – Most Photographed Street in Boston

One of the highlights of a Boston walking tour is Acorn Street, Beacon Hill’s most photographed street. PhotoWalks offers the BEST walking tours of this historic neighborhood with consistent 5-star reviews. Fascinating commentary and creative photo tips are provided by Saba Alhadi, an educator, photographer and enthusiastic tour guide with 20+ years of experience. Acorn…

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February 17, 2022

PhotoWalks featured on WCVB-TV’s Chronicle

It was an honor to have PhotoWalks tours featured on the long-running local show, Chronicle. There are many hidden gems on a Beacon Hill or Back Bay walking tour in Boston. We filmed the segment on a beautiful day in August 2021, and the story aired in October and December. Chronicle will be celebrating its…

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January 18, 2022

Back Bay’s Magnolia Trees

Whose idea was it to welcome spring in Back Bay with pink tulip magnolias along Commonwealth Ave? Here’s the backstory: Laura Dwight was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1899 and moved to Boston as an adult. She was a feisty resident who lived in an apartment on Comm. Ave with no garden. Over the years,…

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April 6, 2021

Polcari’s Coffee – North End

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…

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March 25, 2021

Paul Revere House in Boston’s North End

The Paul Revere House is one of the stops on the PhotoWalks North End Tour. Located on the Freedom Trail at 19 North Square, the house was built in 1680 and is the oldest wooden building in Boston. It’s also a national historic landmark. Paul Revere purchased the 90-year old house in 1770.  Back then, it…

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January 30, 2021