Colonial Dorchester

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Established in the late 1690s, this fort was an important location in the Colonial era. With the coming of the Revolution the fort was abandoned. Many of the original structures are gone but enough remains to give a detailed history of the grounds. Archaeologists are still working to uncover the knowledge lost with the Revolution. For an entire day of sightseeing, visitors only need to pay $2 per adult.

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Tabby Fort. The “concrete” was made from grounding oyster shells to make lye then broken shells added. Latex in long blocks. You can see the different layers .
Sacred To the memory Of M. John Jeer jun, Who departed this life, December 19, 1790, Aged 50 years & 8 months
This mother lived until “in the 98th year of her age”