The tour will explore the locales of the Colonial and Federal cordage industry in Boston staring with the James Barton ropewalk near the West End Museum and the ropewalks near MGH which supplied the U.S.S. Constitution with all her lines. We will then explore the ropewalks of Beacon Hill and the Boston Common and then progress to Post Office Square from whose ropewalks workers left to join the mob at the Boston Massacre and end in the environs of the former Fort Hill where John Harrison established the first ropewalk in Boston in 1642. Tom Burgess, Curator of the “Ropewalks of the West End and Beyond” exhibit will lead the tour. Cost: $15 ($7 members)
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