Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on a walk around Jamaica Pond. Once a district that only included the houses of Boston’s elite, the Pond later was put to industrial use as tons of ice were harvested there each winter. Learn about the movers and shakers such as Francis Parkman and James Michael Curley who made their homes on the Pond’s shores. Discover how the Pond was transformed from private estates and warehouses into the parkland we know today by Frederick Law Olmsted.
All JPHS tours are free to the public. Tours start on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. each Saturday. Our tours are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed. You can pre-register for tours using this form (if you wish): https://forms.gle/UsDDdMzy9einNP676