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Walking Tour: Chinatown

July 27, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Price: $15 ($12 BSA Members and Friends of BSA Space); preregistration required
Where: Meet your guide at the Chinatown Gate at the corner of Beach and Hudson Streets

Walking Tour: Chinatown

Boston’s Chinatown is one of the city’s smallest yet most vibrant neighborhoods. Join the BSA Foundation and Boston By Foot to learn about the neighborhood’s immigrant tradition, its evolution, and its current incarnation as one of the few surviving Chinatowns on the east coast. This tour goes beyond the restaurants and markets to explore backstreets and lesser known places.  Along the way, the tour stops at sites that span the city’s history from Colonial times to the present, as well as some architecturally interesting buildings that might have escaped your notice.  Chinatown’s location—at a geographic crossroads within Boston—has shaped its legacy and contributed to its character. 

This is a program of the BSA Foundation in partnership with Boston by Foot.

Boston By Foot promotes public awareness and appreciation of Boston’s rich history and architectural heritage by offering a wide range of guided tour tours and programs.

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Your registration includes acceptance of the BSA Space photo release and consent policy.

Image: 天下為公. Credit: Simon Law, creative commons license, modified.


The Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) reaches its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2017. That’s 150 years of design professionals working together to build often inventive and creative buildings for this city and for the people who live in it. It’s really quite amazing—150 years of progress, innovation, standard-setting, collaboration, and community building.

Other initiatives marking the 150th anniversary may include: an exhibition timeline at BSA Space focusing on the BSA's achievements over the last 150 years, weekly  essays from a leader or ally of the organization, and plaques to be mounted on design award winning buildings.