Heading west from Castle Island, 3 miles of beaches offer opportunities for swimming in an urban setting. L and M St beaches are...
Lawn on D
The convention center's backyard, the Lawn on D is a rare patch of green in this corner of the city, where the public can go to play...
North End Market Tour
A three-hour tour around the North End that includes shopping in a salumeria , sampling pastries at the local pasticceria, smelling...
Croke Park Whitey's
Whitey's is everything a dive bar is supposed to be, with cheap beer, free pool, free popcorn and a cast of colorful local characters...
Southie's first gastropub puts a curious, local-with-a-southern-twist on things, which might catch you off guard. But why wouldn't you...
btwn G & Old Harbor Sts · interesting places nearby
Dorchester Heights information
High above the Boston Harbor, this strategic spot played a crucial role in overcoming the British occupation. The Georgian revival tower that stands today was built in 1898. To reach the monument, walk southeast along West Broadway from the T station, turn right onto Dorchester St and head up any of the little streets.
In the winter of 1776, rebel troops dragged 59 heavy cannons to Boston from Fort Ticonderoga in upstate New York. On the night of March 4, they perched them high atop Dorchester Heights, from where the British warships in the Harbor were at their mercy. The move caught the British completely by surprise, and ultimately convinced them to abandon Boston.