Columbia Point and the UMass Boston Harbor Campus


Columbia Point and the UMass Boston Harbor Campus

During the 17th and 18th century Columbia Point was a 14 acre marshland that Dorchester residents used as a calf’s pasture. For over three centuries the land has been filled in to increase the size of the peninsula Today, Columbia Point is a vibrant Boston neighborhood. It is the location of museums and educational institutions, the first mixed income community, and the first community health center in the U.S. There are several recreational facilities on Columbia Point including marinas, parks, bike paths and the largest section of the magnificent Boston Harbor Walk. The tour will focus on the history and development of Columbia Point from its beginning as a marshland used for grazing to the construction in the 21st century of the UMass Boston Campus. During the tour you will be able to enjoy the spectacular view of Boston Harbor, and the Harbor Island.

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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