Upham’s Corner is one of Boston’s oldest crossroads. Join us to explore this fascinating section of Dorchester. Find out why part of the Emerald Necklace did not get built here as planned. Learn about Amos Upham and what inspired him to open his store in 1804. And why Upham’s Corner was home to the country’s first supermarket. See Dorchester’s oldest cemetery, the North Burying Ground, as we talk about exciting future plans for this neighborhood in the Imagine Boston 2030 plan.
This tour is presented in partnership with Upham's Corner Main Street, an organization whose mission is to improve quality of life in the Upham’s Corner business district by helping neighborhood businesses thrive.
Meet your guide at the Dorchester North Burying Ground gates, Columbia Road and Stoughton Street, Boston, MA 02125
Commuter Rail: Upham’s Corner (Fairmount Line, Franklin/Foxboro Line)
Subway: JFK/UMass (Red Line)
Bus: #16, #17 and #41 - Columbia Road @ Stoughton Street