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Enjoy views of the Neponset River marshes and Boston Harbor from the hilltop site of the estate of the last Massachusetts Colonial governor.
What makes Governor Hutchinson's Field a special place?
We think it's the link to a piece of revolutionary history. In 1734, Gov. Thomas Hutchinson, the last royal Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, built a country estate on Milton Hill. His zealous loyalty to the crown made him an object of popular ridicule in the years leading up to the Revolutionary War, and, in 1774, shortly after the Boston Tea Party, Hutchinson fled to England. The site of his former estate, of which only the ha-ha (sunken fence) survives, boasts spectacular views of the Neponset River and its tidal salt marshes, the Boston skyline, and the Boston Harbor Islands.
From the reservation, you can access the adjacent Pierce Reservation, a four-acre parcel of grassy slopes that runs down to the tidal marshes that border the Neponset River. To get to Pierce Reservation, walk down the hill of open fields and bear right. Pierce Reservation sits behind a private residence; please respect the privacy of our neighbor
A quarter-mile trail runs along the embankment of the Neponset River. Easy walking.
When to Visit
Year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset. Allow a minimum of ½ hour.
Getting Here & Parking: