Highland Park and Fort Hill

When people think of historic Roxbury, Fort Hill always comes to mind. During the Revolutionary War, Colonial troops were positioned in various high spots around Boston in order to keep an eye out for the British army. Henry Knox, Josiah Waters, and the Colonial Army assembled a fort on this hill in 1775.

In 1895, Frederick Law Olmsted was commissioned to renovate the site. Highland Park marks the highest point in Roxbury. From here you can clearly see the Back Bay neighborhood to the north, and the Fenway and Jamaica Plain neighborhoods to the west.

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