Boston TV & Movie Sites Tour

Take the ultimate tour of Beantown with our Boston TV & Movie Sites Bus Tour. More than your average Boston sightseeing expedition, all of our unique TV & movie tours are led by local actors who will provide behind-the-scenes filming details and endless entertainment knowledge.

You’ll see all of the sights from inside the comfort of a coach bus with air condition in the summer and heat in the winter.

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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. Fenway Park

The famous baseball stadium, Fenway Park, is home to Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox and the location for many fan-favorite films like Ted, Fever Pitch, Field of Dreams, Money Ball, R.I.P.D and The Town were filmed as the tour takes you around Fenway Park.

4. Copley

Filmmakers love Copley because it captures the Boston skyline in a historic setting. Well-known attractions in this area include the John Hancock Tower, Trinity Church, Copley Square and Copley Plaza Hotel.

These locations have been used in filming for Disney’s Suite Life of Zach and Cody, The Box, My Best Friend’s Girl, Fever Pitch, The Women and Blown Away.

5. South Boston

Guests in the L Street Tavern from Good Will Hunting
Guests in the L Street Tavern from Good Will Hunting

Known by the locals as “Southie”, South Boston is the largest Irish neighborhood in the city. The Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, which begins in South Boston, is the second biggest parade in the world.

It’s no wonder professionals in the entertainment industry often choose locations in South Boston when film scouting for Irish-American movies. Movies filmed in this area include The Town, Southie, The Verdict, Mystic River, The Departed and Gone Baby Gone. One of the most popular Southie filming locations is the L Street Tavern, which was used as Matt Damon’s and Ben Affleck’s hometown pub in Good Will Hunting.

The tour will also take you to the South Boston Waterfront, formerly known as the Seaport District, which is home to the Boston Convention Center seen in the movie 21. Other films shot in this neighborhood include The Departed, The Game Plan and Next Stop Wonderland.

Jack Nicholson’s ruthless mobster role in The Departed was modeled after real-life mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, who was arraigned at the Moakley Courthouse located in the South Boston Waterfront.

6. North End

North End is best known as Boston’s Little Italy. Historical landmarks in the neighborhood include Copp’s Hill Burying Ground (one of the oldest cemeteries in the country), the Paul Revere House and The Skinny House (Boston’s narrowest house).

In the movie world, Jimmy Fallon’s character in Fever Pitch resided in North End. Other movies filmed in North End include National Treasure, The Departed and The Town.

7. West End

The West End of Boston borders the Charles River and is home to the Bank North Garden where the Boston Celtics and Bruins play. The police headquarters used in The Departed was filmed in West End. In reality, the building is a State mental health facility.

8. Charlestown

While The Town brought the rough edges of Charlestown to the big screen, the neighborhood is much more than bank robberies and gangsters. Located at the northern end of the Freedom Trail, Charlestown and its beautiful brownstones is home to over 15,000 residents, many of whom are Irish Americans. The area has a rich history including the Bunker Hill Monument, Charlestown Navy Yard and St. Mary’s. Charlestown also marks the location where Paul Revere started his famous “midnight ride.”

On this tour, you’ll explore Charlestown filming locations seen in Knight and Day, The Town, Good Will Hunting, Blown Away, The Talk and more!

9. 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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