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A Revolution in Dorchester

Massachusetts: Metro Boston

Program to Go at your site

This program provides students with a window into the Revolutionary War era through the journal of Colonel Samuel Pierce. A resident of the Pierce House, Colonel Samuel recorded everything from the details of daily life on his farm to major events like the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, and the fortification of Dorchester Heights. Students learn to analyze primary source documents to learn more about the past, examine reproduction artifacts and clothing, and work together to construct a Revolutionary War time line. At the end of the program they have an opportunity to write with a quill pen.

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Sample Primary Source

Weekdays, Year Round

Grades 3 - 6

At the Museum

2.5 hours

Maximum Group Size: 25


  • Up to 14 students: $100

  • 15 - 25 students: $175

At Your Site

1.5 hours

Maximum Group Size: 30 students per program


  • 1 program: $125

  • 2 programs (same day): $215

  • 3 programs (same day): $305

Type of Program:
Field Trips, Programs to Go

Related Topics:
Colonial Life, Revolutionary Period

Request this program:
Telephone:(617) 288-6041

A Revolution in Dorchester