This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council and administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.

Free Guided Tours on the Esplanade

Did you know that 150 years ago, the Charles River ran through what is now Back Bay? Or that you can still see bald eagles on the Esplanade?

If not, come learn about the history, wildlife, trees, and gardens of Boston’s premier riverside park. The Esplanade Association is excited to offer free guided walking tours on the Esplanade to share the park’s amazing stories, plants, and wildlife. Guided walking tours will last about an hour-and-a-half and cover roughly a mile of the Esplanade and over 150 years of history!

Additional history tours can also be scheduled for a nominal donation. If you’d like to learn more, please contact Programs & Engagement Coordinator, Avi Nguyen, at anguyen@esplanadeassociation.org.

2022 Guided Tour Program Schedule

March 2

10am: Women and the Esplanade: Service & Tribute

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March 30

5:30pm: Guided Memorials and Monuments Tour

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April 15

12pm:  Guided Public Art Murals Tour

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April 27

10am: Guided Memorials and Monuments Tour

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May 11

7am: Guided Bird Tour

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May 25

10am: Guided Gardens Tour

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June 1

6pm: Guided Public Art Murals Tour

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June 22

6pm: Guided History Tour

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July 13

10am: Guided Tree Tour

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August 10

6pm: Guided History Tour

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August 24

6pm: Guided Esplanade Stories Tour

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September 7

6pm: Guided Esplanade Stories Tour

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September 21

7am: Guided Bird Tour

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October 5

10am: Guided Tree Tour

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October 19

7am: Guided Bird Tour

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November 2

10am: Guided Public Art Murals Tour

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