Walking Tour: “Tracing Boston’s Original Shoreline”

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Sat, April 20, 2013, 11am – 1pm
(RAIN DATE: Saturday April 27, 2013 @ 11am-1pm)

Boston used to be an isolated peninsula attached to the mainland by a narrow isthmus – it was only in the 19th century that Boston as we know it started to emerge from the water through a scheme of aggressive land reclamation. For instance did you know that Haymarket square used to be a mill pond? Or that Back Bay has its name because it really was a bay at one point?

Join exhibition curator Duane Lucia on a truly revealing tour of the original Boston shoreline!

The tour takes in a wide range of historic spots around Boston, such as ropewalk sites, the Boston & Maine Railroad terminal, tidal mills of the Boston Mill Pond, several bridges, and even the site of the historically significant Bunch-of-Grapes tavern.

                                        Limited to 20 participants.
                                       Cost: $15 ($7 members)

                                       Pre-registration is required