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.

Tour Calendar

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 & Sustainability Coordinator, Christine Francois, at cfrancois@esplanadeassociation.org.


2021 Guided Tour Program Schedule

July 14

6pm: Guided Bird Tour with Feminist Bird Club

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July 28

10am: Guided Gardens Tour

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August 25

10am: Guided Tree Tour

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September 8

6pm: Guided Bird Tour with Feminist Bird Club

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September 22

5pm: Guided History Tour

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October 16

11am: Guided History Tour

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November 6

11am: Guided Art in the Park Tour

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