The Dorchester community is home to a lot of Boston’s cultural makeup. Originally Dorchester was known for the large group of Irish and Polish immigrants who migrated there, but over the years Dorcester has continued to grow in diversity which has led to amazing variety in restaurants, art galleries, museums, and more. Whether you are looking for a good spot for a date night or are hosting guests from out of time, here are some of our favorite places to visit in Dorchester.
Visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
Thousands of American history buffs from across the country come to Dorchester’s JFK Presidential library and museum. The library and museum are comprised of projections, historical artifacts, and even interactive exhibits that make this museum perfect for the whole family. Learn more about John F. Kennedy’s life, speeches, ideals, and ideas through this museum’s carefully curated historical archive.
Tour Castle Island’s Fort Independence
Boston is known for its impact on American history. Which is why Fort Independence in South Boston is the perfect tour stop for anyone interested in learning more about the Revolutionary war. Best of all, tours of Fort Independence are free and hosted by volunteers throughout the summer every weekend. Castle Island is also a beautiful destination perfect for walking and getting a great view of the Boston harbor.
Visit a Nearby Park
Dorchester and South Boston are great for outdoor fun. If you are looking for a spot for an afternoon picnic or you are looking for outdoor entertainment, we recommend you try Dorchester Heights, Joe Moakley Park, or the Lawn on D. All of these locations are perfect for outdoor activities and often host concerts, 4th of July Fireworks, and even projected movie screenings. Check their summer schedules for full lists of weekday and weekend events.
Tour A Local Boston Brewery
Boston and Dorchester have been seeing an increase in breweries year to year. If you are a beer connoisseur or are just looking to enjoy free samples, we suggest that you take a tour of the Dorchester Brewing Company. They offer weekly tours and daily tastings in their brewery.
Enjoy A Delicious Meal
No day is complete without a good dinner. Thankfully the Dorchester area is home to many great restaurants. Because of the diverse cultural makeup of Dorchester, you can find almost any cuisine that you want somewhere in the area. If you are looking for some delicious fusion food, you should check out 50Kitchen (opening summer of 2019). 50Kitchen is the perfect spot to try delicious food including sliders, wings and more.