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Upham’s Corner

Neighborhood Series

Tour Description

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.

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Tour Information

tour duration
DURATION

60 minutes

tour distance
DISTANCE

0.44 mile

tour terrain level 1
TERRAIN

mostly flat surfaces and little to no inclines

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 at the Dorchester North Burying Ground gates, Columbia Road and Stoughton Street, Boston, MA 02125

Public Transportation

Commuter Rail: Upham’s Corner (Fairmount Line, Franklin/Foxboro Line)
Subway: JFK/UMass (Red Line)
Bus: #16, #17 and #41 - Columbia Road @ Stoughton Street

“I particularly wanted to commend your guide for her excellent commentary on the Ben Franklin tour. Her commentary was the right pace, the right depth, stunningly well-informed, passionate and balanced at the same time, gently amusing... in fact, faultless. Thanks”
— Boston, MA