Past Historical Walking Tours
Historical Walking Tour: Dudley Square - Forest Hills
Saturday, July 15th, 2017
A walking tour of the history of the Washington Elevated from Dudley Square to Forest Hills.  We will discuss historically relevant sites along the path, and possibly see areas of the El's history that hide in plain sight!

The El was torn down in 1987 when the Orange Line was moved into the Southwest Corridor. We will discuss what lead to that decision and the impact it has had on the surrounding neighborhoods.
Historical Walking Tour: Scollay Square - Then to Now
Saturday, March 26th, 2016

To coincide with the reopening of the new MBTA Government Center Station. This tour was about the history of that area from the early days of Scollay Square and the opening of Scollay Square Station in 1898 to the ultimate demise of the West End for the creation of Government Center Plaza, neighborhood and station. It covered nformation about anything and everything related to the MBTA that had a connection to Scollay Square including the original Scollay Square Station to the old, and now new, Government Center Station. It also included the original Haymarket Station with its alignment to the long gone Adams Square and the even longer gone, 100 years this year (2016) since its closure, Court Street station that sits directly next to Government Center.

The original date for the reopening of Government Center was Saturday, March 26th, 2016. It was to reopen just 2 years and 2 days since it's closure. It reopened following the ribbon cutting on Monday, March 21st, 2016, just 2 days shy of its estimated 2 year schedule, at 1 year, 11 months and 28 days. 
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Broadway Station and the Tremont Street Subway
September 5, 2015

The first tour started at Broadway Station where we learned about the new Emergency Training Center (ETC) that was built in the long abandoned and closed, Broadway Upper station. My group got to experience first hand, how it operates.

To learn more about the ETC, click the image below.



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After we left the ETC, we rode to Downtown Crossing where the Historical Walking Tour began. This tour covered a lot of the early formation of the Boston Elevated Railway starting with the Tremont Street Subway and its development starting in 1898 and the changes to the line over the years. It brought us to Arlington and then through Scollay square and ended at North Station.



These tours are NOT affliated with the MBTA.