Historic Neighborhood Walking Tours

The links below provide PDF versions of historic neighborhood walking tours of Newton's villages.  These tours were developed with the assistance of the Massachusetts Historical Commission's Survey and Planning grant program.  The Planning and Development Department hopes that people will enjoy touring Newton's historic neighborhoods and learning about local history.  Appreciation of local history and historic architecture are essential to a successful preservation program.

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Discover Historic Auburndale. Revised and updated by Newton Planning and Development Department in conjunction with the Newton Historical Commission. July 2002.

Discover Historic Chestnut Hill. Revised and updated by Newton Planning and Development Department in conjunction with the Newton Historical Commission and the Chestnut Hill Historic District Commission. July 2002.

Discover Historic Newton Centre. Revised and updated by Newton Planning and Development Department in conjunction with the Newton Historical Commission. July 2002.

Discover Historic Newton Lower Falls. Revised and updated by Newton Planning and Development Department in conjunction with the Newton Historical Commission. July 2002.

Discover Historic Newton Corner. Revised and updated by Newton Planning and Development Department in conjunction with the Newton Historical Commission December 2005.

Discover Historic Newton Highlands. Revised and updated by Newton Planning and Development Department in conjunction with the Newton Historical Commission. July 2002.

Discover Historic Newtonville. Revised and updated by Newton Planning and Development Department in conjunction with the Newton Historical Commission. July 2002.

Discover Historic Nonantum. Revised and updated by Newton Planning and Development Department in conjunction with the Newton Historical Commission December 2005.

Discover Historic Waban. Revised and updated by Newton Planning and Development Department in conjunction with the Newton Historical Commission December 2005.

Discover Historic West Newton. Revised and updated by Newton Planning and Development Department in conjunction with the Newton Historical Commission. July 2002.

Newton Upper Falls. Revised and updated by Newton Planning and Development Department in conjunction with the Newton Historical Commission and Newton Upper Falls Historic District Commission. July 2002.

Oak Hill Park. Text by the Newton Planning and Development Department in conjunction with the Newton Historical Commission. July 2002.

Houghton Garden. Text by the Planing and Development Department. September 2011