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Moakley Courthouse Tour

01 July - 24 August
Organized by: Moakley U.S. Courthouse
Venue: John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse
One Courthouse Way

Courthouse Tours of the Moakley U.S. Courthouse afford the public the opportunity to learn about the court system and the history, art, and architecture of this magnificent building from volunteer docents. The tour demystifies the justice system and shows visitors that courthouses truly belong to the public.


During the hour-long tour, groups will view several points of interest, including a spectacular “conoid” glass wall overlooking Boston Harbor, the Ellsworth Kelly Boston Panels, the Wall of Honor, a District Court courtroom, and the First Circuit Library. The tour will allow visitors to draw connections between the founding of the federal courts and the art and architecture of the modern courthouse. Visitors are welcome to stay and eat lunch in the public cafeteria overlooking the harbor.