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Remarkable Women of Jamaica Plain

Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood was home to remarkable women who changed the course of the history

Woman gluing posters to wall 19th century

Tour Description

Travel through the lovely Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain and discover some truly remarkable women who changed the course of the history of our nation. Our tour will feature a Nobel Peace Prize winner, who lost her job at Wellesley because of her socialist leanings. We will discover a slew of reformers; women who worked for the abolition of slavery, free education for everyone and later, on civil rights causes in the 20th century. We will meet a scientist who created new fields of study and coined the word ‘ecology’. Our tour wils also include some pivotal writers, who put their words into the world and remain important to this day. Our tour ends at the Loring-Greenough House, a lovely Georgian mansion that was saved from the wrecking ball thanks to a local women’s club and its formidable members.

This tour was developed by the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail, a group that works to restore women to their rightful place in the history of Boston by uncovering, chronicling, and disseminating information about the women who have made lasting contributions to the City of Boston.

Public Tour Calendar

Private Tours

This tour can be scheduled as a private tour with advance notice. Call 617.367.2345 or use our private tour webform to learn more.

Starting Location

Meet your guide outside the Green Street MBTA Station (Orange Line), 150 Green St., Jamaica Plain MA 02130

Finding Your Guide: All guides carry an 8×11 sign that says “Boston By Foot Walking Tours.”

Nearest Accessible MBTA Station: Green Street (Orange Line)

“Our six year old daughter was completely engrossed... Our guide painted a vivid and interesting picture for her about how human relationships contribute to world events. Really great. She's already asked about what taxes are really used for and what government's job is. Best first description of propaganda ever. Thanks so much.”
— San Ramon, CA