Your thrilling Boston TV and Movie Sites Walking Tour adventure begins when you meet your guide in front of the Boston Common Visitor Center on 139 Tremont Street. For 3 hours, you’ll experience Boston’s magical charms by visiting filming locations from your favorite TV shows and movies. Your tour guide is a local actor who will give you all the insight and gossip about actors and directors!
Your tour starts in Boston Common, a 50-acre central park that has set the stage for many TV shows and films. Nicknamed the Movie Mile, Beacon Hill is the most filmed section of Boston and has set the scene for memorable movies like “The Departed”, “Ted”,” Good Will Hunting”,” Boondock Saints” and many more.
Along the outskirts of Boston Common is one of Boston's most recognizable film locations: the Bull & Finch Pub, which served as the exterior for the bar seen in NBC’s smash series, Cheers. Fans of Sam, Diane, Norm and all the loveable oddballs will enjoy a stop at this highly memorable site.
You then proceed to Fenway Park, home to Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox. This famous stadium has been the location for many fan-favorite films like “Ted”, “Fever Pitch”, “Field of Dreams”, “Money Ball” and “The Town”. You’ll see where key scenes were filmed and learn about the complexities of filming in and around a baseball stadium.
Your next stop is Copley, a favorite of filmmakers because it captures the Boston skyline in a historic setting. Well-known attractions in this area include the John Hancock Tower, Trinity Church, Copley Square and Copley Plaza Hotel. These locations have been used in filming for Disney's Suite “Life of Zach” and “Cody”, “The Box”, “My Best Friend's Girl”, “Fever Pitch”, “The Women” and “Blown Away”.
In South Boston, you’ll find Boston’s largest Irish neighborhood. Known by the locals as "Southie", the area has been featured in many Irish-American movies. If you’re a fan of the much loved “Good Will Hunting”, you’ll want to see the L Street Tavern, which was used as Matt Damon's and Ben Affleck's hometown pub in the film. Other movies using Southie locations include “The Town”, “Southie”, “The Verdict”,” Mystic River”, “The Departed” and “Gone Baby Gone”.
You’ll go to the South Boston Waterfront, formerly known as the Seaport District, which is home to the Boston Convention Center seen in the movie “21”. Other films shot in this neighborhood include “The Departed”, “The Game Plan” and “Next Stop Wonderland. Jack Nicholson's ruthless mobster role in “The Departed” was modeled after real-life mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, who was arraigned at the Moakley Courthouse, located in the South Boston Waterfront.
In North End, you’ll discover Boston's Little Italy. Historical landmarks in the neighborhood include Copp's Hill Burying Ground (one of the oldest cemeteries in the country), the Paul Revere House and The Skinny House (Boston's narrowest house). In the movie world, Jimmy Fallon's character in “Fever Pitch” resided in North End. Other movies filmed in North End include “National Treasure, “The Departed” and “The Town”.
The West End of Boston borders the Charles River and is home to the Bank North Garden where the Boston Celtics and Bruins play. The police headquarters used in “The Departed” was filmed in West End. In reality, the building is a State mental health facility.
In Charlestown, you’ll find much more than bank robberies and gangsters immortalized in “The Town”. Located at the northern end of the Freedom Trail, Charlestown and its beautiful brownstones are home to over 15,000 residents, many of whom are Irish Americans. The area has a rich history including the Bunker Hill Monument, Charlestown Navy Yard and St. Mary's. Charlestown also marks the location where Paul Revere started his famous "midnight ride." You’ll explore Charlestown filming locations seen in “Knight and Day”, “The Town”,” Good Will Hunting”, “Blown Away”, “The Talk” and more!
Upon conclusion of your memorable walking tour, you will be free to make your way back to your accommodation.