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On Location Tours - Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Tue, Thurs, Sat, Sun (3 Apr - 31 Oct)

  • Duration

    1 hour 30 minutes

  • Start time

    12 noon 

  • Meeting Point
    Boston Common Convention Visitors Bureau located at 139 Tremont Street . Your guide will be holding a blue umbrella
    So there's no rush, please arrive at least 15 minutes early to the start time.
  • Ending Point

    In front of Cheers at 84 Beacon St.

Key Highlights

  • See where the bad guys met in ′The Departed′
  • Sit on the famous park bench from ′Good Will Hunting′
  • Discover the street of the ′Blown Away car crash′
  • Get the inside scoop on Martin Scorsese, Ben Affleck and many more
  • Visit the Dunkin′ Donuts used in ′The Town′
  • View the iconic Massachusetts State House

Overview

This marvelous walking tour lets you explore Boston’s famed Movie Mile! Led by a local actor, who will happily regale you with stories and gossip of working with some of Hollywood’s biggest names!

You’ll see the instantly recognizable Massachusetts State House, which has been used as a stand-in for other locations.

You’ll visit a dry cleaner that was transformed into a mob hangout for Jack Nicholson and Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Departed”!

You’ll walk in the footsteps of such stars as Paul Newman, Anthony Hopkins, Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and many more!

Itinerary

  • Your fabulous Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour gets underway when you meet your tour guide in front of the Old Town Trolley Stop Store in Edgar Allan Poe Square (the corner of Boylston Street and Charles Street South in Boston). For almost 2 hours, you’ll enjoy this walking tour of Boston’s famed Movie Mile! This unique movie tour is led by a local actor who will happily provide behind-the-scenes filming details and endless entertainment knowledge. ?? You’ll walk along Boston’s Beacon Hill, known for its architectural beauty and historic relevance. This is the most filmed area in the entire city and has appeared in over 30 blockbuster hits! You’ll see familiar locales used in movies such as “The Departed”, “Ted”, “Good Will Hunting”, “Boondock Saints”, “Blown Away” and many more. At the peak of Beacon Hill, you’ll find one of the most popular locations for filming in Boston, The Massachusetts State House. Ironically, of the all the films that feature The State House, the location is rarely a representation of The Massachusetts State House. Instead, this historical building has become a stand-in for other locations, such as a court house and then a hospital in “The Verdict” and as the U.S. House of Representatives in “Amistad”. You’ll also visit Charles Street Cleaners, transformed into a mobsters’ hangout for The Departed, as well as the Dunkin’ Donuts on Tremont Street used for a memorable scene in The Town. Action movie fans will recognize Joy Street, which is the setting for a pivotal scene in “Blown Away”. Although the scene is set in San Francisco, filming was done in Beacon Hill! At the conclusion of your tour, you are free to make your way back to your accommodation.

Inclusions

  • English-speaking actor guide

Exclusions

  • Transportation
  • Food and beverages

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details. This tour is also available in French, German, Spanish and Mandarin every Saturday at 12pm (noon)

Voucher Information : Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this ). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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