If you’re in town today for First Night and looking for something fun and exciting to do, Boston By Foot is hosting a special tour of the Public Garden and Boston Common from 2:30-4:00pm. Boston by Foot is having its own firsts today, with its first combined Boston Common and Public Garden tour, and its first time joining the activity on First Night.
We spoke with Michele Steinberg who volunteers as a guide. She got involved 7 years ago when she had a desire to venture back to Downtown Boston where she used to work. When Michele spotted a flyer at her public library in Newton, she decided to train to be a volunteer tour guide for Boston by Foot. The training consisted of 6 Saturdays of lectures, quizzes and one final exam. Michele was excited to learn more about the art and history of Boston and then teach it to others.
Boston by Foot’s regular tour season begins on May 1st and runs through October 31st. Their most popular tour, the Heart of the Freedom Trail is given every day, and sometimes more than once a day. Others tours include (and are not limited to) the North End, Beacon Hill, the Victorian Back Bay and another for children called Boston by Little Feet.
Volunteers with Boston by Foot are also given opportunity in other areas with the organization. In addition to giving tours, Michele assists the staff with social media and personally manages its Twitter account. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and getting involved with a dedicated pioneer of Boston’s history, art and architecture, send an inquiry through Boston by Foot’s website. Volunteers begin training in April.
And don’t forget to join Boston by Foot today for their first ever First Night tour, which is free with your First Night button!
December 31, 2012 2:30-4:00pm
Meet at Park Street T station
$12/person or free with First Night button