Love to Learn
Schooling is a major part of Dorchester. Within the town, and in surrounding Boston, hundreds of primary and high schools can be found, as well as a host of private and parochial schools. The University of Massachusetts Boston and the Roman Catholic Laboure College serve as higher education institutions for those looking to further their education. If you love to read or learn, visit one of the many libraries located in and around the area. The Boston Public Library has six different branches situated in Dorchester in order to make access easy for all residents.
Delve into History
If you are itching to learn the history of the town, the museums located here will help educate you on the subject. Visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum and Library and take a trip down the campaign trail. The trail is a replica of Kennedy’s campaign office and The Briefing Room will give you a glimpse into his is speeches and press conferences. On your next stop, visit the Commonwealth Museum, which will take you back to the battle for America’s independence. Within the museum are interactive art exhibits and historic documents reminiscent of the country’s heritage and freedom.
Though the city is bustling, nature lovers can still find a place to relax and enjoy the scenery. The Department of Conservation and Recreation offers plenty of options for those seeking outdoor adventures with that unique New England feel. With beaches, parkways, and swimming areas, you can find something for the whole family to enjoy on weekend staycations. First opened in 1912, the Franklin Zoo, offers a large community of animals for your viewing and learning pleasure. Along with the animals commonly found in zoos, birds, tropical forests, and children’s activities are also abundant.