May 19: Dorchester Historical Society Private Tour

Updated April 6: The initial 20 spots went quickly, so we’re adding another 20 and will split the groups. Thanks to Earl for being especially accommodating.


We’ll enjoy a private tour of the Society’s five buildings, which are on two campuses, separated by about five blocks distance.  This should be a real treat.  

735 Columbia Road

James Blake House (1661) oldest existing house in the City of Boston, post-Medieval architecture. (30 to 40 minutes)

The James Blake House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

195 Boston Street

Lemuel Clap House (1710), Georgian-style house remodeled in 1765 (30 minutes)

Lemuel Clap House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Clapp House (1806), Federal-Era house with 2 floors plus basement kitchen, includes thematic exhibits about Dorchester history (About an hour)

The William Clapp House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mid-nineteenth century barn with a collection of agricultural implements (15 minutes)

Later nineteenth century carriage house with privy (5 minutes)

Our thanks to Earl Taylor, President of the Dorchester Historical Society, for making this possible.

Limited to 20 40.  Registration required.

When

May 19 at 10 a.m. and lasting about two hours.

Where

We will meet at the Society’s headquarters, 195 Boston Street, Dorchester, which has some parking in the driveway and plenty of street parking.  We will view the William Clapp House, Lemuel Clap House, barn, and carriage house, and will then walk to the Blake House.

After our tour with the Dorchester Historical Society, some of us may go to the Dorchester Heights National Monument. The monument is currently closed—you used to be able to go to the top—but the grounds are open.

Registration

The fee is $7.50. Registration is required. Refunds accepted up to seven days in advance.

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