Literary Landmarks Walking Tour

What to expect
  • Discover why, by the mid-nineteenth century, Boston had earned the nickname “The Athens of America”
  • Visit the homes and haunts of literary greats like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Charles Dickens
  • Learn about the philosophical and spiritual movement of Transcendentalism
  • Uncover the rich history of this great American city
By the mid-nineteenth century, Boston had earned the nickname, The Athens of America, and was indeed the most important literary center in the United States. It was also home to many of America's greatest writers. This walking tour strolls through the vibrant literary history of Victorian Boston, including the homes and haunts of such great Victorians as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, Henry James, Charles Dickens, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Individually, they were writers and poets without peer. Collectively, they made Boston the epicenter of American Letters.

Note: The meeting location is at the corner of School and Washington Streets, near the Irish memorial. A max of 5 people can book at a time as per our partner's strict group booking policy. If you are group of 6 or more and place multiple bookings to go around our partner's restriction, our partner will immediately cancel your bookings. As this tour is no cost upfront, you have the opportunity to name your price depending on how you value the tour, pay-what-you-wish is for every budget! This tour works on the honor system, so please understand that if you make a reservation and don’t show up without 24 hour notice, future tours will be placed on stand-by status.
Key Highlights
Price $15.00 per guest
Duration / Session 90 min
# Sessions 1
Rating 1 positive reviews
Cancellation must be given at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour. Failure to do so will result in future bookings being placed on stand-by status.

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