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Walking Tour: Fort Point Channel

August 31, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Price: $15 ($12 BSA Members and Friends of BSA Space); preregistration required
Where: Meet your guide at BSA Space, 290 Congress Street. Boston

Walking Tour: Fort Point Channel

Join the BSA Foundation and Boston By Foot to explore the engineered world of Fort Point Channel. On this tour of discovery, experience the history and engineering marvels of this industrial waterway that has become the centerpiece of the neighborhood's revival. Fort Point Channel was the most challenging section of the Central Artery/I-90 extension tunnel. Since then, the Channel has experienced a transformation. Cleaner water, parks, public docks, hotels, and restaurants have appeared among the historic bridges and buildings.

This tour focuses on the Channel itself—from how it came to be through the activities of the Boston Wharf Company, South Station development, the Central Artery/Tunnel Project, and recent activation efforts. It will also feature the workings of the three remaining historic bridges on the channel, plus the memories of the Mt. Washington, the rolling bridges at South Station, and the ambitious cofferdam.

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: Fort Point Channel, courtesy of Boston By Foot


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.