The Downtown Walk begins at the State House and goes past many of Boston's earliest historic sites, ending at Franklin and Washington streets, a block below Tremont Street and the Boston Common. The walk features women across the centuries, with a focus on the eighteenth century through the … [Read more...] about Downtown
Take a Walk Through Centuries of Women’s History
The Boston Women’s Heritage Trail (BWHT) offers Self-Guided Tours in areas of Boston where women from a wide variety of settings, occupations, and backgrounds made history. These tours were developed by BWHT board members to fulfill our mission to restore women to their rightful place in the history of Boston and in student curriculum.
BWHT has also sponsored the development of six Student-Designed Tours, mini-trails in Boston neighborhoods blazed by teachers and students in the Boston Public Schools and a city charter school.
Board members and associates enjoy leading Private Tours for groups of up to 20 for a nominal fee and as schedules permit. Use the Contact Us form for more information.
East Boston was created by connecting five islands using landfill. Noddle Island served as grazing land for cattle. Hog Island was renamed Breed’s Island. Governor’s Island, Bird Island and Apple Island became part of the expansion of Logan International Airport. East Boston has long provided a … [Read more...] about East Boston
The Jamaica Plain Women's History Trail was researched and designed by Mary Smoyer in 1992, with a great deal of assistance from the Jamaica Plain Historical Society, local residents and friends. It is a good example of the kind of trail one could do in one's own neighborhood. If you would like to … [Read more...] about Jamaica Plain
A Herstory Trail designed in honor of the Boston Women's Memorial and celebrating the lives of Abigail Adams, Lucy Stone and Phillis Wheatley. The Boston Women's Memorial honors three important contributors to Boston's rich history – Abigail Adams, Lucy Stone and Phillis Wheatley. Each of these … [Read more...] about Ladies Walk
Voyages of Women "Voyages of Women" is the second in a series of walks which have been developed under the auspices of the Boston Women's Heritage Trail by teachers and students in the Boston Public Schools. This walk was developed by six, seventh and eighth graders in a Friday morning club at the … [Read more...] about Lower Roxbury
The North End Walk starts at the marker for the Mothers' Walk on the Rose Kennedy Greenway between Milk and State streets on the east side of the Greenway. It crosses the Greenway and winds through the narrow streets of the North End, often paralleling the Freedom Trail. The walk presents the lives … [Read more...] about North End