Architectural Walking Tours

Self-Directed Online Walking Tour

  • The Early Development of Westborough through Church and State: A Walking Tour – Click on the link to this tour on your smart phone and use it to learn about the separation of church and state and how it affected Westborough, MA in this self-directed online walking tour of Westborough’s downtown. The tour starts at the Westborough Rotary and was created by Emily Bartee and Kayla Niece of Girl Scout Troop 30551 as a Silver Award project.

Westborough Architecture Tour Booklets by R. Chris Noonan and Luanne Crosby

Beginning in 2017 as part of Westborough’s 300th anniversary celebration, R. Chris Noonan and Luanne Crosby have been giving historical architecture tours of Westborough. Links to recordings of past tours and to the booklets that they distributed  appear below.

Walk #1: Miracles on Main Street: Local Community Development Principles (click on the title to view the Westborough TV recording of the tour). PDF booklet for the walk.

Walk #2: Archaeology Primer: Westborough’s Pre-History. PDF booklet for the walk.

Walk #3: From Head to Toe: Westborough’s Early Mercantile Period. PDF booklet for the walk.

Walk #4: From Head to Toe (Part 2): Westborough’s Mercantile Period. PDF booklet for the walk.

Walk #5: Geography to Somewhere: Westborough’s Place in History. PDF booklet for the walk.

Walk #6: Westborough on the Move. PDF booklet for the walk.

Walk #7: The Rise of Middle Class America. PDF booklet for the walk.

Walk #8: The Rise of Middle Class America (Part 2). PDF booklet for the walk.

Walk #9: Westborough Comes into its Season. PDF booklet for the walk.

Walk #10: Immigrant Workers to International Business. PDF booklet for the walk.

Walk #11: Come Feel the Vibe: Post World War II Housing Explosion. PDF booklet for the walk.

Walk #12: Meet Your Ancestors: Life, Death and Literacy. PDF booklet for the walk.

Special Tour: British Influences on Westborough Architecture