Walking Tour: Before Boston Shawmut Peninsula Through 1630

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Explore 12,000 years of human activity on Shawmut Peninsula, the lands we now call Boston. Follow in the footsteps of the Native people who first walked here. Learn how they hunted and fished, and worked with clay and textiles.

Uncover geological features and archaeological sites on this guided walk on and around Boston Common.

Hear the stories of how the Massachusett first encountered strange people from afar, European explorers and settlers, who would then claim this land for their own.

Duration, Distance and Terrain: 1.5. hours, 1-2 miles at a moderate walking pace, stopping at various sites along the tour.