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Victorian Summer: Good Friends, Tasty Food and Cold Beer

August 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


FHET welcomes author and historian Dee Morris for a Sunday afternoon historic walking tour to celebrate summer in the city.

A Victorian Summer: Good Friends, Tasty Food and a Cold Beer

The tree-shaded landscape of Forest Hills Cemetery is the eternal home of Victorians who enhanced the social life of Boston.  Jacob Wirth (1840-1892) and his family established a legendary eating and drinking emporium that is a landmark today.  The fresh shellfish at the oyster saloon of Richard “Rich” Higgins (1830-1904) and the lager beer of Henry Pfaff (1826-1893) drew a loyal following.  Events at Roxbury estates featured fresh flowers or fruit from Marshall P. Wilder (1789-1886).  In addition, Forest Hills also embraces the grave sites of many workers who made this attractive life possible.

Walking Tour lasts up to 90 minutes with frequent stops over varied terrain. Meet at the Visitor’s Circle just inside the main gate. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water.

Advance Admission - $10
Day-of-Tour Admission - $12


August 20, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Forest Hills Cemetery
95 Forest Hills Avenue
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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