Victorian Back Bay Walking Tour

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Designed to imitate the grand boulevards of Paris, the Back Bay is one of the few areas of Boston where the streets are straight and the sidewalks wide. Well known for its beautiful bow-fronted brownstones and the architectural marvels of Copley Square, the Back Bay is one of Boston’s most charming neighborhoods. 

On this tour you will learn how the Back Bay, once an actual body of water, was filled in and how the neighborhood was developed in the mid-1800s to become one of America's richest collections of art and architecture.

The treasures of the Victorian Back Bay tour include Trinity Church, the Boston Public Library, Old South Church and the grand Back Bay townhouses of Commonwealth Avenue.

Join your guide in front of Trinity Church in Copley Square and walk back in time to view splendid examples of Victorian architecture.