The South End is historically recognized & once you visit you’ll see why. For the most part, what you see is what you get, a beautiful oasis of brick townhouses & gardens in a busy city. Lurking underneath that is a story of murder & of international scandal. We will explore the ups & downs of urban renewal. My dog Darth Vader & I will meet you outside Flour & we will stroll the streets of the South End. We will cover an overview of Boston history. We will visit parks & community gardens, talk about the sights along the way & explore the extensive food scene that this residential area is known for. I will share “best kept secrets” to enhance your time in my favorite city! The South End is next to Copley Square & Back Bay & downtown but is just off the beaten path! Come discover this lovely & historic neighborhood with me & leave with a wealth of information about all things Boston.
Hi! My name is Ellen. Darth Vader (DV) & I will lead you on an exploration of the South End. If you have a friendly well-behaved dog, feel free to bring them along for the tour. Walk where the Patriots & Redcoats crossed the Boston Neck into & out of Boston. Learn about the colorful, controversial, & sometimes, criminal history beneath the eye-catching English gardens, striking flowerbeds & lovely brick townhouses. See why Hollywood loves it here. You’ll learn about the stars that have been filmed on these streets & one that exercised his dog while living here & filming a marathon bombing movie. The South End is one of Boston’s best kept secrets & a foodie mecca. There is so much to share about this historical neighborhood. Join me & DV & see what makes the South End unique & special.
I will have a map of the city for you
If you are local with a dog or a visitor with your dog on the trip - please feel free to bring them on the tour!!
We will walk the neighborhood with stops at crime scenes & cafes & see movie & TV filming locations. I have a tragic tale of a Victorian murder & a scandal that broke in Boston and rocked the world. We will stroll through the parks & past the many community gardens. We will see the cathedral & converted churches. We will see historical & beautiful buildings, sculptures & sights along the walk.
Wear layers & comfortable shoes
Wear walking shoes and layers. If you don’t like the weather in Boston wait five minutes and it will change! Bring water!
Explore Boston’s South End w/ Me & DV