The Forest Hills Cemetery and the Forest Hills Educational Trust PRESENT

A WALKING TOUR EVENT — with author and historian Dee Morris

Sunday, June 26th, 2022 at 2-4PM

Revolutionary War heroes William Dawes, jr., a forgotten Midnight Rider of 1775, and General Joseph Warren, slain during the Battle of Bunker Hill, have found their eternal rest in this sacred landscape. The Civil War Soldiers’ Lot, dedicated to Roxbury men killed in that war, also honors other patriots who died after they returned home.

The simple monument of Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, editor of the Liberator, is a neighbor to Edward Everett Hale, author of Man Without a Country, and within a comfortable stroll to the stone of African American author / historian, William Cooper Nell. Please join historian Dee Morris for a thoughtful consideration of some courageous men and women!

See the Flyer

$15 per person for advance tickets AND on the day of the tour.

Tour meets at the Forest Hills Cemetery Front Gate Visitors’ Circle.

This Walking Tour lasts up to two hours with frequent stops over varied terrain. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water.


About Your Tour Leader

Dee Morris is a noted local historian who explores and documents the diverse social history of 19th century Greater Boston. Author of Boston in the Golden Age of Spiritualism: Séances, Mediums & Immortality, and Medford: A Brief History.