Mission Hill

The Mission Church Boston

Mission Hill

Mission Hill is a neighborhood of continuous transition, rebirth, and renewal. Part of the colonial town of Roxbury, originally written as ‘Rocksberry,’ due to the plentiful outcroppings of Roxbury Puddingstone found throughout the area. We will see remnants of those and of the quarries that took advantage of them. Over time new modes of transportation and new landfill projects brought more residents of diverse backgrounds to the area. By the mid-nineteenth century Mission Hill had taken its name from the “Mission Church” (the Basilica of our Lady of Perpetual Hope). We will explore the many wonderful public buildings of this fascinating enclave of Boston, along with some fragments of an industrial past. Now mainly a residential area, we will discover some interesting housing stock as we climb up to the top of the hill to finish the tour.

Schedule 2018

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 6:00pm-7:30pm

This tour can be scheduled as a private tour at any time with advance notice. Private tour rates do apply. Call 617.367.2345 or use our private tour webform to learn more.

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