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A Victorian Summer - Good Friends, Tasty Food, and a Cold Beer

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Forest Hills Cemetery - Visitor Kiosk

95 Forest Hills Avenue

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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FHET welcomes author and historian Dee Morris for
a Sunday afternoon historic walking tour to
celebrate summer in the city.

A Victorian Summer: Good Friends, Tasty Food and a Cold Beer

The tree-shaded landscape of Forest Hills Cemetery is the eternal home of Victorians who enhanced the social life of Boston. Jacob Wirth (1840-1892) and his family established a legendary eating and drinking emporium that is a landmark today. The fresh shellfish at the oyster saloon of Richard “Rich” Higgins (1830-1904) and the lager beer of Henry Pfaff (1826-1893) drew a loyal following. Events at Roxbury estates featured fresh flowers or fruit from Marshall P. Wilder (1789-1886). In addition, Forest Hills also embraces the grave sites of many workers who made this attractive life possible.

Walking Tour lasts up to 90 minutes with frequent stops over varied terrain. Meet at the Visitor’s Circle just inside the main gate. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water.

Dee Morris is a local historian who explores and documents the diverse social history of 19th century Greater Boston.


FAQs

- Are dogs welcome on the tour?

Yes, but must be on leash at ALL TIMES and cleaned up after.

- What are the transportation/parking options?

Visit the FHC website at
www.foresthillscemetery.com/hours-directions
for best directions.
Free parking is available on Forest Hills Avenue.
Easily accessible from the Forest Hills Orange Line
T station by a short walk up Tower Street.

- Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Helpful, but not required.
We can check your name off the registration list
at the beginning of the tour.

- How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please call 617-524-0128 or
email inquiries@foresthillscemetery.com

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Forest Hills Cemetery - Visitor Kiosk

95 Forest Hills Avenue

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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