Chestnut Hill Reservoir Historic Walking Tour

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Tracy Lindboe
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Things to do near Chestnut Hill, MA » Benefits or Fundraisers » Walks-or-Runs

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the 150-year old Chestnut Hill Reservoir and the historic structures around it? On this one hour walking tour, you will have the opportunity to view diverse architectural examples from Boston's Golden Age, hear how the reservoir site was developed over time, and discover how all the Waterworks complex buildings contributed to the success of one of the country's first metropolitan water systems.

In accordance with the Governor's latest face covering advisory, face coverings for this event are only required for those over two years of age who have not yet been vaccinated. As this tour will be conducted outdoors, please dress accordingly for the weather. Should your tour get rained out, the museum will reach out with information about rain dates and refunds. Tours meet on the front steps of the museum.

The total distance covered on this tour will be about 0.75 miles across sidewalk, gravel, and 2 flights of stone steps. Please note that while this tour is wheelchair accessible, the accessible route includes some steep ramps. We recommend visitors in wheelchairs bring a companion to assist them on this tour.

This tour will run on the following dates: 5/29, 6/12, 6/19, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 8/7, 8/28, 9/25, 10/9
Reservations for all dates are available through the ticketing link.


General Admission: USD 15.0

Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Category: Attractions | Walking and Guided Tours

Street Address

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, 2450 Beacon Street, Boston
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467


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