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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

Beacon Hill’s Oldest House

One of the stops on the 90-minute PhotoWalks Beacon Hill Tour and the 2-hour Highlights of Boston Tour is the George Middleton House. It is the oldest wooden house on Pinckney Street and in Beacon Hill. George Middleton and his friend Louis Glapion built it in 1787. The structure is typical of the style of…

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January 19, 2021

Boston Gift Cards

Best Boston Experience Gift This Holiday Season: a PhotoWalks tour! Purchase a PhotoWalks Gift Card and give a gift that lasts a lifetime. PhotoWalks provides fun, creative photo tips and fascinating historical commentary on a history and photography walking tour unlike any other in the city. Recipients learn about Boston’s history, how to take amazing…

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December 14, 2020

The most Charming Flower Shop in Beacon Hill

One of the things I love most about Rouvalis Flowers in Beacon Hill is how much it reminds me of a European flower shop. Tucked on one of the most scenic corners of the neighborhood, it’s always a nice surprise to see its ever-changing colorful flowers and plants displayed outside its charming storefront. Step inside…

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October 25, 2020

Who was Phillis Wheatley?

The Phillis Wheatley statue is my favorite in Boston. I am in awe of her graceful pose and pensive expression. ⠀ ⠀ Phillis Wheatley was the first African-American female published poet. She wrote her first poem when she was 13 years old. At 14, her work appeared in newspapers and periodicals in the U.S. and…

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July 21, 2020

Beacon Hill Walking Tour

Explore Beacon Hill on one of the 10 BEST Boston Walking Tours in Boston. This upscale 19th-century neighborhood is 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. It’s…

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June 14, 2020