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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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The tour was awesome....
The tour was awesome. Pizza was delicious and Scotty our tour guide wa great! Learned alot of stories about the north end!
Linda_P, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Boston

star-5
Fantastic tour!
Stephen_M, Jan 2022
Boston Small-Group Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour
Janet our tour guide was great! The tour was a good pace . It was wonderful and interesting. The food was delicious and we learned so much history and other tidbits that were fun.
star-4
History & Pizza
James_K, Dec 2021
Boston's North End Pizza & History Walking Tour
Well timed between pizza stops. Historic and entertaining - nice easy walk through the North End. I'm from the Boston area and still found this very entertaining.
star-5
Great experience!
Pedro_L, Dec 2021
Boston Small-Group Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour
This tour was worth the money!!! Amazing Boston experience! The tour guide was awesome, a very knowledgeable history teacher and provided a great experience. Loved the walk, 5 hours flew by, and the food was outstanding. I highly recommend this tour without hesitation.
star-5
Teachers On Tour
Justin_S, Dec 2021
Boston's North End Pizza & History Walking Tour
Tim was a great host with plenty of knowledge, humor, and joy about his profession. We had a great time and would highly recommend!
star-5
Great North End Tour
Tracie_W, Dec 2021
Boston's North End Small-Group Walking Food Tour
Sully was great! Really enjoyable tour! Good food, good people with some great history mixed in. Highly recommend anyone visiting Boston to take a tour of the North End!
star-5
Great way to get to know a new city
Frances_T, Dec 2021
Boston's North End Small-Group Walking Food Tour
Great tour of the North End. Our guide Dylan was fantastic. Love these tours to learn new things and eat delicious food. Best way to get to know a new city and get recommendations for local businesses.
star-5
Amazing tour- Scotty is the best
Lindsey_E, Dec 2021
Boston's North End Pizza & History Walking Tour
The tour itself was fabulous but the thing that really made it so special was our tour guide Scotty! He had a great personality and was extremely knowledgeable on the city, making it one of the most memorable tours we’ve ever done. The pizza was also very good, I liked how they chose 3 distinct kinds for us to try, all top notch. The balance of history/pizza was perfect, we couldn’t have been more pleased with the tour. Thanks again Scotty the best tour guide ever, we appreciate you very much!!
star-5
History and pizza
Amanda_M, Dec 2021
Boston's North End Pizza & History Walking Tour
Great activity and Tim was a wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable and fun. Would recommend to all. Pizza was delicious and so was the cannoli. My 10 and 14 year old boys enjoyed it too.
star-5
Great Pizza and History
Larry_S, Dec 2021
Boston's North End Pizza & History Walking Tour
Great pizza and a well paced walking tour with some history. Scotty is the best. He took care of everything and provided a wonderful historic narrative. We walked, relax and ate the best pizzas.
star-5
Great North End Tour
Bethany_B, Nov 2021
Cocktails & Cannoli: Boston's North End Dessert Tour
Pat was a great tour guide, in a group of 12 we were able to hear him speak whether you were in the front of the group or the back. He is very accommodating should you not like the drinks offered (Espresso, Almond Joy, Lemon Drop Martini’s). We don’t drink coffee and didn’t love the creamy drinks, but Pat offered a replacement, which he didn’t have to do! Pat also offered restaurant recommendations and places to go, hidden gems if like, while we visit Boston.
star-5
Love it
EILYN_G, Dec 2021
Boston Small-Group Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour
I love it, walk a lot and know different places, the guide was the best love her, thank you. May be can tray to give more food examples.
star-5
A great food tasting tour.
MarleneMerical, Dec 2021
Boston Small-Group Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour
Great food and excellent history tour. Beuatiful scenery and architectural buildings and sites to visit.

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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