Saturday, December 14, 2013

Smartphone Guide Makes Touring Boston’s Beacon Hill Easy for Everyone

The Boston Women’s Heritage Trail is on the move again – this time with a smartphone app to guide your steps through the history of Beacon Hill’s illustrious ladies.  Covering the period before and after the Civil War and continuing in the nineteenth century, sites include women writers and artists who used their talents to support social movements ranging from anti-slavery to suffrage.  Follow the stories of African American women and the first women doctors and professional nurses, while meandering through cobblestone streets and observing charming brick homes.

The app is available on iPhones, Androids and any smartphone with a full internet browser.  Visitors can simply go to tour website at

The app was developed by TourSphere, a Boston-based mobile app builder.  TourSphere is a leader in the museum technology field and has won several awards for their work with museums and historic sites.

Founded in 1989 by a group of Boston Public School teachers, librarians and their creative students, the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail’s mission is to bring to life the enriching history of Boston’s women – the often overlooked patriots, reformers, abolitionists, suffragists, artists and writers.  Through a guidebook, public walking tours and educational offerings, the Trail continues to keep women enmeshed in the fabric of the “city upon a hill.”  Visit the BWHT website at

Boston Women’s Heritage Trail
c/o Boston Educational Development Foundation
26 Court Street
Boston, MA 02108

BWHT contact
Katherine Dibble, 617-327-7851

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