With a history of over 130 years, Boston's Chinatown is one of the oldest residential Chinatowns in the nation. Through the ACDC Chinatown Walking Tour you learn about the origins of the neighborhood, hear stories of community struggle and activism, and discover the continuing legacy of immigrants in the neighborhood.
A-VOYCE youth and ACDC staff provide you with the street-level knowledge of Chinatown that goes beyond the restaurants and the Gate. As residents and community workers, our youth guides know the back alleys and the hidden stories.
Encouraging Community Engagement
Proceeds from tours support A-VOYCE, the youth program of ACDC. Tours provide visitors with knowledge about Chinatown that focuses on community issues, and explores themes relating to education, activism, and culture. Through our tours, you get an in-depth glimpse of Chinatown and its transformations over time as well as become connected to dynamic youth and community workers who are dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of Boston's Chinatown. Here's a glimpse of some of the sights, courtesy of boston.com.
Scheduling a Tour
Tours are by appointment and can occur on weekdays or weekends. At least two weeks' notice is required to schedule group tours. Tours are typically 1 1/2 hours long, and content can be modified according to group needs and interests. Let us know if you would like to add on a dining experience at a Chinatown restaurant.
We have a tour scheduled on the first Saturday of each month at 11am. The tour meets at the Chinatown Gate. You must reserve your space to participate.
1-4 participants, a flat-rate of $60 for the group
5-12 participants, $15/adult and $12/youth
13-20 participants, $14/adult and $10/youth
21-35 participants, $13/adult and $10/youth
Contact A-VOYCE to set up your tour today!
Please pay for your ACDC Chinatown Walking Tour invoice here.