Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to tour a residential area of a National Historic District. View architecture that spans three centuries; including 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 continuously operating community theater in North America.
Meet your guide in front of the Loring-Greenough House. Tours are cancelled in the case of heavy rain.