Guided Tour of Boston's Big Dig

What to expect
  • Walk along the cobblestone streets of Boston, lead by an experienced and educated architect or architectural historian
  • Visit the Old Massachusetts State House, Fanueil Hall, Quincy Market, the Custom House, Boston Granite School, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, and more!
  • Learn about the burying of Boston’s highway system and how it frees its historic center from traffic
  • Discuss Boston’s rich history and purposeful urban planning, which has contributed to the beautiful green spaces that exist in the city today
If you build it, they will come...but what happens if you bury it???

Find out during this fascinating tour which will teach you about Boston’s efforts to bury their highway system in an attempt to free its historic center from traffic.

Boston is one of the most nationally significant cities in the country, known for its rich history of political revolution, commerce, and social innovation. However, lesser-known is the fact that Boston has a fascinating story surrounding its urban planning. Come learn all about the layout of the city as you visit the Old Massachusetts State House, Fanueil Hall, Quincy Market, the Custom House, Boston Granite School, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, and more!

You’ll discover the secrets and history behind the urban planning of Boston, while viewing the fascinating areas you’re discussing. Your architect tour guide will explain the significance of the Big Dig project, the inspiration for it, and the way that it affects the structure of the city.

Boston may be a historic city, but the fabric of it is always changing. Join the tour to learn how it’s still making history today!

Note: There is a 2 person minimum to book this activity and a 6 person maximum. Please inform vendor of any mobility concerns.
Key Highlights
Price $85.00 per guest
Duration / Session 3 hours
# Sessions 1
Cancellation notice must be provided at least 48 hours in advance in order to receive a 85% refund.

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