PLAN YOUR EXPERIENCE HISTORY & HERITAGE
Walking Tour of Monument Square, Jamaica Plain
July 11, 2009
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 continuous free 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, the First Church burial ground, and the oldest continuiously operating community theater in North America. All tours are free and open to the public and are offered on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. sharp. Tours last approximately one hour and are canceled in case of rain. No reservations are required. Please join us and bring along a friend!