The Boston Public Library offers tours highlighting the architecture of its famed Central Library buildings by Charles Follen McKim and Philip Johnson as well as the art treasures within, including works by Daniel Chester French and John Singer Sargent.
Free public tours are offered to visitors by trained volunteer guides. Please note that unauthorized guides are not permitted to lead tours within the Library.
If your party is smaller than six people, you may join the public tour without a reservation. For the time being, parties of six or more people will be asked to refrain from joining our public tours so as not to overcrowd these limited groups. BPL tour guides and staff reserve the right to limit public tour capacity as we restart our program.
Guides and patrons will be required to wear masks for the duration of the tour.
Tours last approximately one hour and begin from the McKim Building vestibule, through the Library's Dartmouth Street entrance.