"A Diversity of Cultures"
The North End Walk begins at the marker for the Mothers' Walk, on the Rose Kennedy Greenway between Milk and State Streets on the east side of the Greenway. It crosses the Greenway and winds through the narrow streets of the North End, often paralleling the Freedom Trail. The walk presents the lives of women from a variety of ethnic groups. Beginning with Yankee women active in support of the Revolutionary War, the walk continues with the activities of Irish, Jewish, and Italian women in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The area is one of Boston' oldest neighborhoods. Its narrow streets are filled with the hustle and bustle of residents, shoppers, and tourists enjoying the Italian restaurants and groceries as well as the historic sites and specialty shops.