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Special Places

Traditional Guided Walk

SN: 121349 - 2022

when is the event

Previous event - 298 DAYS AGO

Starting Sun, Apr 3rd, 2022 for 1 day

Start table open: 8:00-10:00 am; finish by noon

where is the event

Boston, Massachusetts

The address/location to the start table for mapping services such as Google or Siri is as follows:

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reasons to do the event

Special programs

Mayflower - 400th Anniversary Walk

Rockin' Around the Clock

Walking the United States - Capitals

Walking with America's Veterans


Special programs that are applicable to all events or all walks are not shown to reduce clutter.

Event comments

Please note this is a map-guided walk with the opportunity to go on your own or join a group-led walk. 11km group-led walks at 8:45 and 10:00 a.m.; 5km group-led walks at 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. If you do not wish to walk with a group, you may register and proceed with a map at any time during the registration/start window. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS: Please wear face coverings/masks and follow social distancing protocols and state mandates when at our start/finish and all points along the trail. If you wish, bring gloves and/or a pen to use in completing your Registration.

conditions for the event

Rating: 1A, Distance: 5, 11km

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: Medium

Wheelchairs: No

Event information

Boston, known as "America's Walking City," is steeped in history and tradition. The trails follow downtown city streets and walkways, exploring a plethora of historic sites, monuments, and landmarks. The Special Places walk routes visit some of Boston's hidden gems (places not part of our YRE Back Bay or Freedom Trail routes) in this visually rich and walkable city. The 11km & 5km routes explore such highlights as the Esplanade along the Charles River, including the Hatch Memorial Shell (pictured on the cover) famous for its summer concerts; Bay Village consisting of small brick 19th century homes which were bought and restored when houses on Beacon Hill became more expensive; the Armory, a four-story granite structure with a six-story tower designed by William G. Peterson; and the New Old South Church built in 1875. Some of the additional sights to be seen on the 11km route include the Church of the Advent built in 1879; the elegant Harrison Gray Otis House; Custom House Tower; Liberty Square with its statue honoring the 1956 Hungarian Revolution; the site where Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone; and Chinatown. The AVA rating for both routes is 1A and would be doable for strollers, but not wheelchairs. There is one set of stairs along with occasionally uneven sidewalks or missing curb cuts.


how to get to the event

Driving to the start

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From the West: 1. ** Take the MA Turnpike (I-90, toll road) to the Prudential Center at exit 133. 2. At top of ramp, continue STRAIGHT to first traffic light. 3. First RIGHT onto Belvidere Street. 4. First RIGHT onto Dalton Street to end. 5. RIGHT onto Boylston Street. #800 Boylston is on your right between Gloucester and Fairfield Streets. From the North: 1. Take I-95 South (Rt 128) to the Mass Turnpike. Follow from ** above. From the South: 1. Take I-95 North (Rt 128) to the Mass Turnpike. Follow from ** above. PARKING: Street parking in downtown Boston is FREE on Sundays. Best nearby options are generally on Boylston or side streets and then walk to Pru entrance at #800. WALK TO START: from 800 Boylston Street entrance, proceed up and STRAIGHT to Center Court, then RIGHT passing Pru Tower and South Garden. LEFT to keep South Garden on your left. Start area near the US Post Office in the Prudential Center's Belvidere Arcade.

Maps phrase and directions link

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event sponsor

Walk 'N Mass Volkssport Club (AVA-0269)

Event website: www.walknmass.org

point of contact

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