Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour in Boston, MA

On Location ToursBoston Common Convention Visitors BureauBoston, MA 02111
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The Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour takes visitors to the most filmed areas of Boston: Boston Common and Beacon Hill. A local actor leads you through over 30 filming locations seen on screen while providing behind-the-scenes information and fun facts about the Boston TV and filming industry. These interactive walking tours take place rain or shine and last approximately 1.5 hours.

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Boston Travel Experts
  • All ages are welcome.
  • Tour duration is approximately 1.5 hours.
  • This walking tour covers approximately 1 mile, and travels at a leisurely pace.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and bring appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Gratuities are not included in the ticket price. A tip for exemplary service is always appreciated but never required.
  • Bring your camera!


from Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour
Explore the famous Boston Movie Mile on this fun and interactive walking tour! This unique walking tour of Boston Common and Beacon Hill guides you through the places you’ve seen on screen and turns them into a reality.
See locations from Good Will Hunting, The Departed, Legally Blonde and Cheers! Your expert guide, a local actor, entertains with fun facts and Boston highlights.

Join On Location Tours for this peek into the “wicked best” filming locations in Boston! (Please note: Tours run rain or shine.)

What Will You See On This Tour?
  • Take a stroll through the park and have a conversation on the famous park benches in Boston Public Garden, as seen in Ted and Good Will Hunting.
  • Have a drink at the original Cheers™ bar, the Bull and Finch Pub.
  • Get in on the action at the famous mob hangout spot as seen in The Departed.
  • Discover the infamous car crash stunt on the exact street as seen in Blown Away.
  • Glazed or chocolate? Get your donut fix at the Dunkin’ Donuts as seen in The Town.
  • Learn about the historic State House building and area featured in Amistad and Ally McBeal.
  • Get a peek at one of the most historic homes in Boston, as featured in The Thomas Crown Affair.

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 an NBC sitcom in the 90s, 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 Cheers, The Departed, Ted, Ally McBeal, Amistad, The Company Men, and Glory. One of the most notable filming locations on the Boston Movie Mile tour is the bench as seen in Good Will Hunting.

The Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour also takes you throughout the beautiful Beacon Hill area then 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, 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour

Will we go inside any of the locations on the tour?

No, you will not be going inside any of the locations along the tour, with the exception of Cheers™, which is where the tour ends.

Are the tours conducted in English only?

The Boston Movie Mile is only available in English at this time. Since so much of the tour is visual, however, visitors from countries like Japan, Germany, Spain, and plenty of others have enjoyed the tour just the same!

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

Because of some sidewalks on the route, the normal route that this tour follows is not wheelchair accessible.

What should I wear?

Please wear comfortable clothing appropriate for the weather.

Where is it located?

Meet at the Boston Common Convention Visitors Bureau, located at 139 Tremont Street.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes. There are some great spots for taking photos and videos at our numerous stops along the way. You may take photos at the various locations your guide is highlighting.

Can I bring my own food/beverages?

No food or drinks are served on the tour, but you can feel free to bring something of your own if it is neat and you’re sure to throw away all garbage properly. Alcohol is prohibited.

Can I bring my pet?

Pets are not allowed.