The Boston Walk to the Sea tour encompasses four centuries of Boston history. Beginning at the State House on Beacon Hill, overlooking Boston's ancient Common, the Walk passes among historic landmarks and skyscrapers.
The pathway is punctuated by eight decorative glass pillars, designed by Chan Krieger Architects and installed by local glazier K&G Entrances. These columns contain copies of maps and photographs from Norman B. Leventhal's historical collection and serve to illuminate the Long Wharf area in the evenings. In addition to imagery, the Boston Walk to the Sea signage provides visitors with information and a history of significant landmarks in the area. Leventhal, a developer and avid collector of early-Boston maps, was on site for the 2008 ceremony dedicating the historical pathway in his name.