Explore Boston this Historic Preservation Month

Established in 1973 by the National Historic Trust for Preservation, Historic Preservation Month is celebrated across the country in the month of May. The city of Boston has an event planned for every day of the month. With lectures, walking tours and behind-the-scenes looks at historic architecture, it is a great month for informative entertainment. 

Historic Preservation Month

Historic Preservation Month offers many offerings for those interested in historic and contemporary architecture. See some great events here. Find a full list of events here.

The Ethics of Architecture| May 2, 6-8pm

Brad Walker, Boston Landmarks Commissioner, will lead a discussion of the ethical underpinnings of the profession of architecture.

Please RSVP to this free event sponsored by Boston Society of Architects/AIA.

Architecture tour of the Boston Public Library | May 6, 2:30 pm

Take a free tour of the Boston Public Library and learn about its wonderful architecture and glorious art.

Concrete Architecture in Boston | May 18, 5:30 pm

This presentation will focus on Boston City Hall, one of the most compelling and controversial works of the era. The event is followed by a walking tour for those interested.

Architecture Cruises | May 28, 10 am

Step off dry land and head onto the water! This tour offers spectacular views of historic and contemporary architecture along Boston Harbor, through the Charles River Locks, and the Charles River basin.

Architectural Styles

Check out our series of blog posts on architectural styles across Boston. Be sure to read up before going to any historic month events, and be the smartest one in the room!