Architecture Tours

Opening day for our 2024 season is May 24th!

Embark on a guided tour with spectacular views of Boston's historical and contemporary architecture.

2024 Architecture Tours Schedule

May 24 – Sept 1 Fri-Sun 10:00 am 

Sep 7 – Oct 20 Sat-Sun 10:00 am

Ticket Rates

*Excludes 5% MA Convention & Facilities Surcharge  

architecture tour

Discover Boston's Iconic Buildings

This 2-hour tour, hosted by Charles River Boat Company, offers spectacular views of historic and contemporary architecture along Boston Harbor, the Charles River Locks, and the Charles River basin. The tour— narrated by a guide from Boston By Foot and co-sponsored by Boston Society for Architecture, a center for architecture and design—includes landmarks such as Marriott’s Custom House, the Prudential Building, and the Hancock Tower, as well as cutting-edge contemporary design by today’s top architects. These are simply the best waterfront views of Boston and Cambridge.

Architecture tours depart from Lechmere Canal, The ticket booth and boat departure is located outside the doors at the canal side of the CambridgeSide Mall.

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Tour Route

Cambridgeside

CambridgeSide Mall
100 CambridgeSide Place
Cambridge, MA 02141

 

The boats at the CambridgeSide Mall are located directly outside the food court on the first floor of the mall.

 

Park in the CambridgeSide Galleria Mall Parking Garage then proceed to the first floor and the ticket booth and boat can be found outside the food court of the mall. the food court inside the mall. The pier is located directly outside the food court.

From North of Boston

Take Interstate 93 exit 26 for Storrow Drive / North Station
Keep right at the fork, follow signs for 28 North / Leverett Circle / North Station
Slight right at Nashua St
Turn left onto Nashua St
Take the 1st right onto MA-28 North / Monsignor O’Brien Highway
At the next light turn left onto Edwin H Land Boulevard
At the next light turn right onto CambridgeSide Place
Mall Parking Garage entrance is on the right

From South of Boston

Take Interstate 93 exit 26 toward Storrow Drive / North Station
Keep left at the fork, follow signs for MA-28 North / Leverett Circle / North Station
Slight right at Nashua St
Turn left onto Nashua St
Take the 1st right onto MA-28 North / Monsignor O’Brien Highway
At the next light turn left onto Edwin H Land Boulevard
At the next light turn right onto CambridgeSide Place
Mall Parking Garage entrance is on the right

From West of Boston:

Take Route 90 – Mass Pike
Exit Left at Cambridge/Allston Tolls – follow signs to Cambridge
Proceed through lights and over River Street Bridge (Charles River)
Immediately turn right at other end of bridge and travel East on Memorial Drive
Stay on Memorial Drive – The CambridgeSide mall is approximately 3 miles on the left across from the Sonesta Hotel

Park in the CambridgeSide Galleria Mall Parking Garage then proceed to the food court inside the mall. The pier is located directly outside the food court.

From The MBTA (Public Transit)

Take the Green Line “E” train to Lechmere Station
Exit the train and take a right
Take right into walking tunnel toward 1st St.
Cross Cambridge St and walk down 1st St.
Take a left at Thorndike St.
Lechmere Canal is directly ahead; the pier is to the right, located directly outside the Mall food court.