I've written before about how the geography of Revolutionary Boston differs drastically from the city's footprint today. The current expert on the physical growth of Boston land (which took place mostly in the 1800s) is Nancy Seasholes, author of Gaining Ground: A History of Landmaking in Boston and the new Walking Tours of Boston's Made Land.
This month Nancy's leading walking tours of the newer acres of Boston sponsored by different historical organizations. So far I've been offered—
- Thursday, 21 Sept, 5:30: through the Bostonian Society, with lecture at 6:30.
- Monday, 25 Sept, 5:00: through the Massachusetts Historical Society, with lecture at 6:00.
- Saturday, 30 Sept, 1:00: through Old South Meeting House (yes, it's not on the website, so call 617-482-6439 x10 for details).
And remember—unless you go into Boston along Washington Street, you're traveling into the city over ground that was underwater in colonial times. And you were worried about a few drips in a tunnel!