Created By: Boston University
Beginning in Boston Common and snaking through Beacon Hill, this walking tour explores the disparate locations of Boston University's original late-19th century campus. Visitors will see the earliest homes of the School of Theology, the College of Liberal Arts, the School of Law, and even the site where Prof. Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone at the School of Oratory. Paths will intersection with Boston's historic Freedom Trail and the Black Heritage Trail before turning westward into Copley Square where the College of Business Administration began. The tour will then make its way through the Commonwealth Avenue Mall and admire beautiful brownstones and hotels that have served as the University's oldest residence halls. It will move on to the site of the Charles River Campus, a cow pasture in the early 20th century, and conclude at a spot where Gothic, modern, and contemporary architecture converge to demark the University's current home.