Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour

Take the Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour and explore the most filmed area in Boston. This unique walking tour of Boston Common and Beacon Hill will guide you through the places you’ve seen on screen and turn them into a reality.

On the Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour a local actor will be your guide, leading you to over 30 area locations seen on screen while giving you inside behind-the-scenes info about the Boston TV and filming industry. Explore the famous Boston Movie Mile on this fun and interactive walking tour!

From 39 per person

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  • Sit on the famous park benches from The Departed and Good Will Hunting
  • See the Dunkin Donuts featured in The Town
  • Stand where James Gandolfini stood in A Civil Action
  • Have a drink at the original Cheers
  • See one of Jack Nicolson’s mob hangouts in The Departed
  • See the tree that saved this Boston neighborhood in The Thomas Crown Affair
  • Discover the street of the Blown Away car crash

Tour details

Locations (3)

1. Meeting point: Boston Common Visitors Center

The tour kicks off at Boston Common, a 50-acre central park in the city. Boston Common, also the name of a NBC sitcom in the 90’s, 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 where Robin Williams and Matt Damon sat in Good Will Hunting.

2. Beacon Hill

Massachusetts State House, Beacon Hill
Massachusetts State House, Beacon Hill

The tour also takes you throughout the beautiful Beacon Hill area. You’ll 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, you’ll 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.

3. Cheers Pub

Cheers Pub
Cheers Pub

The tour ends at one of Boston’s most famous locations: the Cheers pub. 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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