Courthouse Docents

Love architecture, art, history, civics, or democracy? Enjoy watching courtroom thrillers or passionate about justice? Sign up to volunteer as a tour docent at Moakley Federal Courthouse!

Volunteer Tour Docents take visitors on a scintillating journey, connecting dramatic architectural features and art installations with the ideals of human rights and freedom America was founded on and their development over time to keep up with our understanding of justice and the rapidly changing world. Tours include descriptions of groundbreaking cases tried in the Moakley in the recent past. As a docent, you will be trained to guide groups of 20-25 people on 1-hour tours of the courthouse, discussing these symbols, stories, and debates. Volunteers must be available at least 1-2 weekdays a month between 9:30 AM and 4:00 PM.

The Moakley Courthouse follows COVID-19 safety protocols and caters to diverse tour groups of limited size, including the general public, college students, and tourists. The health of American democracy depends on our participation. Consider becoming a volunteer tour docent and supporting the engagement of the people in our system of government.

For answers to questions about this, or other volunteer opportunities at the Moakley Federal Courthouse, contact Henry Schunk at


The John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse, Seaport District, Boston


Mornings and afternoons year round by appointment.


Open to those who can commit to lead at least one tour a month.

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