Downtown Walk

"The Search for Equal Rights"

The Downtown Walk begins at the State House, and goes past many of Boston's earliest historic sites, ending at Franklin and Washington streets, a block below Tremont Street and the Boston Common. The walk features women across the centuries, with a focus on the eighteenth century through the mid-nineteenth century. It includes women who wrote poetry, essays, and plays and spoke out publicly for the abolition of slavery, woman suffrage, and African American and Native American rights. Boston's downtown area is home to its business and financial institutions, as well as a major shopping area and the Quincy Market at Faneuil Hall.


Time: 2 hours

Begins: Massachusetts State House

Directions: Facing the State House, go left to the outside of the West Wing