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Friday, May 5 • 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Literary Walking Tour: The Hub of Literary America
Limited Capacity seats available

Boston By Foot presents this healthy and edifying alternative to the boozy Lit Lounge: a 45-minute walking tour of Boston, leaving at 5:30PM from the steps of the Park Plaza Hotel!  Free for the first 45 Muse attendees who sign up in advance. Meet at the front entrance at 5:30PM to walk over to the start point. NOTE: this is a time change from the original description. 

This literary tour highlights the homes and haunts of such prominent Victorians as Ralph Waldo EmersonNathaniel HawthorneHenry David ThoreauLouisa May AlcottHenry JamesCharles Dickens, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Individually, they were writers and poets without peer. Collectively, they made Boston the epicenter of American Letters. This confluence of great minds gave rise to philosophical discussions that greatly influenced not only their own literary work but also 19th-century society at large and even our culture today.

What brick building went from being an apothecary's shop to the headquarters of literary Boston? What was the Saturday Club and where did they meet? For answers to these questions and more, join your guide for a stroll through the vibrant literary history of Victorian Boston. 

Friday May 5, 2017 5:30pm - 6:45pm

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