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Boston North End

Boston North End

Free admission
193 Salem St

The Basics

Boston’s North End is home to a large community of Italian Americans. The narrow streets house small shops, delis, butchers, salumerias, bakers, wine bars, and restaurants. After seeing local sights like the Old North Church, Copp’s Hill Burial Ground, Union Wharf, the Ozias Goodwin House, and Mariner’s House, book a neighborhood food tour or head out on your own to shop for salami, cheese, and olives, and sample cannolis.

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Boston's North End Pizza & History Walking Tour
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Boston's North End Pizza & History Walking Tour
star-4.5
$49.00 per adult
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Our tour guide Scotty was...
Our tour guide Scotty was great! Very down to earth and new his stuff. Very enjoyable tour! Highly recommend.
Taylor_O, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Boston

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Listen, learn, walk, eat
William_L, May 2022
Boston Small-Group Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour
Learning about American history in a concise & interesting way while walking the Boston neighborhoods.
star-5
Great tour
Heid_S, May 2022
Boston Small-Group Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour
Sully was an entertaining and knowledgeable guide and we enjoyed the entire tour. The fool selection was delicious
star-5
Best Tour EVER!
Christine_W, May 2022
Boston's North End Small-Group or Private Walking Food Tour
This was the BEST tour we have ever been on! Our guide, Dillon, was full of local knowledge and history. He brought his A game and we toured the North End like locals. Everything was fantastic! We highly recommend this tour and especially Dillon.
star-4
Better historical tour than pizzas 🍕
Chip_M, May 2022
Boston's North End Pizza & History Walking Tour
Scotty was very lay back but incredible historical knowledge. Pizza was ok, but last stop was overcrowded.
star-5
Highly recommend
Dana_M, May 2022
Boston's North End Small-Group or Private Walking Food Tour
Our tour guide was excellent! Very knowledgeable of the area. Food was fantastic at every stop! The North End is absolutely adorable and a must see while in Boston!!
star-5
Very fun and tasty...
Val_R, May 2022
Boston's North End Pizza & History Walking Tour
Very fun and tasty history tour. Just enough history not to bore you. Guide was witty and very Boston
star-5
Bostonian Food is Culture
David_B, Apr 2022
Boston's North End Secret Food Walking Tour w/ Private Tour Option
Great food along with a historic tour of Boston. Liam was a fantastic tour guide, and hooked us up with the best plates from some of the best, most iconic food scenes in Boston. In between the food stops your group makes, Liam took us to historic sites and landmarks, sharing into the stories behind them. Highly recommend over any other tour, because its intimate, fun, and learning on a happy stomach is so good. 😊
star-5
Top notch guide
Michael_S, May 2022
Boston's North End Small-Group or Private Walking Food Tour
Lively narrative by our guide, Dylan. Introduced to previously undiscovered bakeries and other eating opportunities. Couldn’t be better!
star-5
Terrific Guide
hnelling, May 2022
Boston Small-Group Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour
Janet is a masterful guide, who knows her history and how to keep participants engaged. Her relationships with vendors and site guides adds to the success of her tours.
star-5
So fun!
Shalynn_C, May 2022
Boston's North End Pizza & History Walking Tour
Tim was a great tour guide, very knowledgeable and pizza was great! We would definitely recommend this tour for anybody!
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Good food in Boston
JOHN_K, Apr 2022
Boston's North End Secret Food Walking Tour w/ Private Tour Option
Brandon was great! This was an easy walking tour with lots of great food. We try to take a foodie tour in each city we visit, and this was one of the best. The clam chowder and cannoli were the best items.
star-5
A must do experience
Kimberly_B, May 2022
Boston Small-Group Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour
Excellent tour! Our guide Tyler provided us with so much historical information! The food at each of our stops was phenomenal! I highly recommend this tour!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The North End is a popular neighborhood for families, with several kid-friendly attractions such as the New England Aquarium and the Boston Children’s Museum.

  • Hanover Street is the neighborhood’s main drag and boasts a number of popular cafes.

  • Be sure to carry cash since many places don’t accept credit cards.

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How to Get There

The North End is accessible by the MBTA subway (the “T”). To reach the area, take the blue line to the Aquarium stop, or the green line or orange line to Haymarket or North Station. You can also opt to rent a Bluebike from Boston's bike-share program or take the city’s hop-on hop-off trolley, which stops in the North End.

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When to Get There

Boston’s North End is a year-round destination. To really enjoy the neighborhood’s Italian-American heritage, consider visiting during one of the area’s bustling summer festivals, which honor a variety of saints. The months of June–September bring more than a dozen feasts and processions, some of which are small religious parades paired with a special mass, while others include street fair-style celebrations with food and music.

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What to Eat in Boston

Boston boasts plenty of places to grab a bite, from high-end restaurants to public markets. While you’re here, be sure to try some local specialities, including lobster rolls, cannolis, and craft beer. The Boston Public Market, located near the North End neighborhood, is home to food vendors selling doughnuts, maple syrups, roasted nuts, and other treats.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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