Preservation Worcester's Around the Common Walking Tour is a self-guided tour of the buildings and monuments on and around Worcester Common. This tour tells the story of the city's history from its establishment as a town in 1722 to the present. Learn about the story of Worcester and its people, its past and present, and how over time government, religion, commerce and community have shaped the heart of the city.
Pick up our Around the Common Walking Tour brochure at Preservation Worcester's headquarters at 10 Cedar Street during business hours. Or you can download a copy from below and print it from your computer.
To take a self-guided walking tour on-site, you have two options:
For smartphone access to the audio portion of the tour: Begin by downloading from the internet a free QR Code Reader App that is compatible with your phone. To activate the audio tour, use your phone to scan the tags displayed on tour markers along the route of the tour, on the downloadable Tour Map, or on the Around the Common: A Downtown Walking Tour brochure.
Click here to access a jpg file of the inside of the Around the Common Tour Brochure. (The file size is 2.9 MB.) Click here to access a jpg file of the outside of the Around the Common Tour Brochure. (The file is 6.2 MB.)