Looking for something to do on Labor Day? Love history? Want to hear about how Boston was a key player in many of the social movements that make up the fabric of our society, and witness the sites discussed firsthand?
The theme for this year's three hour Big Foot tour is "Don't Tread On Me: Transformative Movements in Boston" and starts at 10:00 am.
T.J. Maher more than likely will be there, but if he is there, he will be with family, so he can't lead a Nerd Fun group there... but he highly recommends joining Boston By Foot as the best way to know the nitty gritty details about historical Boston. For $50.00 ($40.00 students) all the classic tours listed on http://www.bostonbyfoot.org/tours/classic/
are free, and the special tours such as this one are only $5.00 for members of Boston By Foot.
Love architecture, and are you looking for a rigorous study of the architecture of New England? The general public can audit the yearly Spring Lecture Series given to all Boston By Foot Guides in Training which is held five Saturday mornings in a row in the Spring.
From the Boston By Foot site:http://www.bostonbyfoot.org/tours/Dont_Tread_on_Me
"The annual Big Foot walking tour Labor Day Event.
"Boston is known as the birthplace of the American transformative movement known as Independence. On this tour you will see how Boston has played key roles in other national movements such as abolition, women's suffrage, trade unionism, and transcendentalism. Walking among Boston's historic sites we will explore the themes of social progress and discuss the transformative leaders who galvanized American thought and action".
Price: $15.00 per person, but only $5.00 if you get the 12 month membership.
"Meet your guide at the steps in front of the State House on Beacon Street.
"Purchase tickets for the Don't Tread on Me: Transformative Movements in Boston. tour directly from your guide. No reservations required. Tour begins on time and will be offered rain or shine. Arrive ten minutes before start time"