Labor Day may be a day off for most but not for Boston By Foot. Join us for this 5-hour themed tour offered exclusively by Boston By Foot.
A year in the making, this year's Big Foot tour walks through the 20th century newspaper headlines of Boston and learn how Boston as we know it came to be. See the places where the famous and infamous events took place that shaped a city and impacted the world.
Modern Day Boston has some of the best preserved historic buildings and neighborhoods in the country. Boston is a well-balanced mix of old world charm and modern convenience. Boston must maintain this balance to ensure it is a city people both want to visit and call home. Lessons from the 20th century news stories will help us understand how Boston can continue to develop its urban vitality.
Stops include: Charles Street Jail, St. Joseph's Church, The Erich Lindenmann Mental Health Center, the Molasses Flood, Howard Athenaeum (Old Howard Theater), The John Adams Courthouse, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, The Freedom Trail, Old and New City Hall, United Shoe Machine Building, Chinatown, and Cocoanut Grove.
20th century people and events include: World Wars I & II, Korean War, Vietnam War & Ho Chi Minh, Malcolm X, Amelia Earhart, Calvin Coolidge, John F. Kennedy, Cardinal O'Connell, Sacco & Vanzetti, the Brinks Robbery, the Boston Celtics, James Michael Curley, urban development, telecommunications, public transportation, and the impact of the automobile.
A lunch break will be taken at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
Official Website: http://www.bostonbyfoot.org/tours/Front_Page_News
Added by tjcoppet on August 8, 2008