Heading west from Castle Island, 3 miles of beaches offer opportunities for swimming in an urban setting. L and M St beaches are...
My Town Tours
If you’ve had your fill of Puritanical white men like Paul Revere and John Hancock, head to the South End to hear stories about...
A walking tour combined with a photography lesson. Different routes cover Boston's most photogenic neighborhoods.
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...
Where do you go when you find yourself in Southie with a hankering for tuna tartare or duck confit? There is only one answer....
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.
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. To reach the Dorchester Heights Monument, walk east along West Broadway from the T station, turn right onto Dorchester St and head up any of the little streets. (Or take bus 11 and get off near Dorchester St.)