Historic Walking Tours

 
A guide leads a walking tour.Each summer, Historic Newton sponsors Historic Newton Walks, walking tours of Newton sites and neighborhoods that illuminate their history.

Each tour lasts approximately one hour. Suggested donation, $10 per person. Our upcoming schedule is listed below. Please check our calendar for updates on tours throughout the season!

Sign up here or come to the beginning of the tour. Watch our web site to see if a tour is full. Donations for each tour may be made here or at the start of the tour. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

If we need to cancel a tour due to bad weather, we will announce our decision on our web site by 11 a.m. on the day that the tour is scheduled.

Did you take a tour? Fill our our brief survey here! 

Sunday, September 10, 4:00 PM
SPECIAL RUNNING TOUR WITH NEWTON SPORTS SPOTLIGHT
Do you like running, history, and beer? This easy-paced, fun running tour through Newtonville and Newton Centre follows part of the legendary Boston Marathon route and tells about local sports legends. Special guest Paul Clerici, author of Boston Marathon History by the Mile, joins us as one of the tour leaders.Total distance: approximately 4 miles. Meet at the Brewers Coalition, 344 Walnut Street, Newtonville; stay after the run to purchase beer and snacks. Suggested donation, $10 per person. Information: 617-796-1450.

Sunday, September 24, 2:00 PM
TRACING THE 1890s BUILDING BOOM ON WEST NEWTON HILL
The decade of the 1890s was a boom period in many parts of Newton, including West Newton Hill. Learn more about the distinctive features of Queen Anne and other architectural styles in the neighborhood, as well as the backgrounds of the families who first owned some of these homes. Meet at the corner of Prince and Dartmouth Streets. Park along nearby streets. Suggested donation, $10 per person. Information: 617-796-1450.