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Cost: Adults $31 • Children $21 • children 5 and under free

Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours


April 1st – June 23rd: Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 12pm

June 24th – August 31st: Daily at 12pm

September 1st – October 31st: Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 12pm

Tour Type: Walking

Take the Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour and explore the most filmed area in Boston. This unique walking tour of Boston Common and Beacon Hill will guide you through the places you’ve seen on screen and turn them into a reality.

On the Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour a local actor will be your guide, leading you to over 30 area locations seen on screen while giving you inside behind-the-scenes info about the Boston TV and filming industry.

Explore the famous Boston Movie Mile on this fun and interactive walking tour! (Please note: tours run rain or shine)

Tour Highlights
  • Sit on the famous park benches from Ted and Good Will Hunting
  • Have a drink at the original Cheers
  • See one of Jack Nicholson’s mob hangouts in The Departed
  • Discover the street of the Blown Away car crash
  • See the Dunkin Donuts featured in The Town
  • See the historic State House building and area featured in Amistad and Ally McBeal
  • Take a stroll past one of the most historic homes in Boston featured in The Thomas Crown Affair
Children (Ages 6 to 9)
Children (Ages 5 and under)

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Boston Common Area

The Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour kicks off at Boston Common, a 50-acre central park in the city.  Boston Common, also the name of a NBC sitcom in the 90’s, claims many notable landmarks in the area such as the Boston Public Garden, Massachusetts State House, Brewer Fountain, Park Street Station (America’s first subway station) and the Soldiers and Sailors Monument.  Movies and TV shows filmed in and around the Boston Common include CheersThe DepartedTedAlly McBealAmistadThe Company Men, and Glory.  One of the most notable filming locations on the Boston Movie Mile tour is the bench where Robin Williams and Matt Damon sat in Good Will Hunting.

Beacon Hill

The Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour also takes you throughout the beautiful Beacon Hill area.  You’ll stop by the Boston Athenaeum, one of the oldest libraries in the United States, which can be seen in Civil Action and With Honors.  From there, you’ll pass through numerous filming locations and side streets including Acorn Street, the most photographed street in Boston.  TV shows and movies filmed around Beacon Hill include The Thomas Crown Affair, Boondock Saints, What’s the Worst That Can Happen?, The Departed, MTV’s Real World, and Blown Away. The tour ends at one of Boston’s most famous locations: the Cheers bar. Also known as the Bull and Finch Pub, this neighborhood bar in Beacon Hill was used for the exterior shots in the popular sitcom Cheers.

Join us on the Boston TV & Movie Sites Bus Tour (Private Tours Only) for a more diverse tour including other Boston neighborhoods.

* In an effort to stay current, we are constantly updating our tours with new locations and cannot guarantee the presence of locations mentioned on our site. If you have a particular interest in locations from a specific TV show or movie, please let your tour guide know and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

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