Courthouse Tour Guides

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Courthouse Tour Guides

Volunteer tour guides are integral to the founding vision of the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse, designed as a vibrant center for civic education and community activity. Tour guides take visitors on a journey through American history, connecting the dramatic architectural features and art installations of the courthouse with ideals of justice, human rights, and freedom. Tours also include descriptions of groundbreaking cases tried in the courthouse in recent years.

Tour guides will lead school groups, community organizations, and interested members of the public on a one hour tour of the Courthouse including inside its courtrooms and artistic spaces, highlighting the workings of the building and how the architecture and art reflect the aspirations and challenges of justice and our democracy.

Tour guides are trained by Discovering Justice staff to guide groups of 20-30 people on hour-long tours of the courthouse.


John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way
Boston, MA 02210


One to two weekdays per month between the hours of 9:30 am and 4:00 pm, as needed.


Anyone who loves architecture, art history, civics, or democracy, and can commit to leading at least one tour per month.

Learn More

For all information about Discovering Justice tours, please visit the tours page on our website. For questions and inquiries about booking a tour or signing up to volunteer as a tour guide, please contact Courthouse Programs Manager Emily Dall’Orso

Kayla Nordman

Kayla Nordman believes strongly in expanding access to comprehensive civic education to provide the next generation with the resources they need to uphold and expand upon the values of American democracy and create a more equitable future. Before joining Discovering Justice, she worked as a Legislative Intern at the Massachusetts State House and as a Program Manager for the Massachusetts Center for Civic Education. Kayla graduated from Suffolk University with a BA in International Relations.