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Walking Tour of Monument Square

July 2, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Tour a residential area that includes a National Historic District. View architecture that spans three centuries; the oldest community theater company in the United States; and an elegant 18th-century mansion that once served as the country’s first military hospital. Learn about the monument that commemorates fallen Civil War soldiers from West Roxbury and about Pauline Agassiz Shaw who established the class that became the model for free, public kindergarten education. We will visit a house dating to 1716 that once served as a tavern, the Eliot School dating back to 1689, the home of the first woman to graduate from MIT and the First Church Burial Ground.

Leaves from Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St.

Click here to see photographs for the Monument Square tour.

Please join Jamaica Plain Historical Society for its 27th season of historic walking tours. All JPHS tours are free to the public. Tours start on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. (there are offering a few Sunday tours this summer as well). Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain.

No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed. You can pre-register for tours using this form (if you wish): https://forms.gle/UsDDdMzy9einNP676

A map showing the starting points of walking tours can be found here.

Please note: tours will be given based on the current COVID 19 directives from the City of Boston and the Commonwealth.


July 2, 2022
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States + Google Map

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