Mission Hill

View of Mission Church; Creative Commons License

Mission Hill

Discover one of the least explored neighborhoods within Boston. Mission Hill was once an area of Rocksberry and divided among several large landowners but slowly developed into a dense urban area.

Formally called Parker Hill, the arrival of the Redemptorist Fathers who set up a small mission church changed the name of the area to Mission Hill. The mission expanded as it catered to German and Irish immigrants who worked in the breweries along the Stony Brook and constructed the basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

We will also see the remains of two Roxbury Puddingstone quarries, an architectural gem of a library designed by Ralph Adams Cram, the former home of Mayor Maurice J. Tobin, and a former tuberculosis sanatorium whose motto was "nothing over us but heaven."

This walking tour winds up Mission Hill and ends at the top with sweeping views over Boston and the Boston Harbor.

Tour Information

Tour lasts 90 minutes. 

This tour is not currently on our calendar, but can be scheduled as a private tour at any time. Call 617.367.2345 or use our private tour webform to learn more.

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