1. point: 1 of 12

    The Colleges and Culture Tour begins on Longwood near Huntington Ave, in front of MCPHS. For real time turn by turn directions to the selected Point, use the Google Maps app link (mobile only). 

     

    The MCPHS University (formerly known as Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences), Boston’s oldest college or university, is a private, coeducational institution offering graduate, professional and undergraduate degrees in the health sciences. The university currently offers enrolls more than 7,500 students on its campuses in Boston, Worcester, and Manchester, New Hampshire.

     

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    Address:

    179 Longwood Ave

    42.336445, -71.10182399999997
    14
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    Founded in 1873, Massachusetts College of Art (MassArt) has a legacy of leadership as the only freestanding, public college of art and design in the country and the nation's first art school to grant a degree. MassArt was founded to produce drawing teachers for Commonwealth schools and to train professional artists, designers, and architects. The college is nationally known for offering broad access to a quality professional arts education, accompanied by a strong general education in the liberal arts. MassArt also offers public programs of innovative exhibitions, lectures and events.  MassArt moved to it current Huntington campus in 1983. The MassArt Design and Media Center opened in 2016 and is the newest addition to the country's only public college of art and design. The Bakalar & Paine Galleries in the South Building are the largest free contemporary art space in New England showcasing work by emerging and established artists and designers in all media.

    Address:

    621 Huntington Avenue

    42.336192, -71.09993400000002
    15
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    Founded in 1904, Wentworth Institute of Technology is a nationally ranked university offering career-focused education through 17 bachelor’s degree programs in areas such as applied mathematics, architecture, business management, computer science, computer networking, construction management, design, and engineering. The Institute also offers master’s degrees in applied computer science, architecture, civil engineering, construction management, facility management, and technology management. A leader in engineering, technology, design, and management education, Wentworth is known for its emphasis on career preparation for students (through leading co-op programs), community service and partnerships, and support for the economic prosperity of the Greater Boston region. Keep an eye out for Wentworth's mascot in stone (the leopard) at the eastern corner of Huntington Ave across from Evans Way. 

    Address:

    550 Huntington Ave

    42.33658060888722, -71.09802386011887
    16
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    Evans Way Park is an original carriageway entrance designed for - but not as part of - the historic Emerald Necklace, a designated Boston Historic Landmark. The park sits between MassArt's high rise Tower Building, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Wentworth Institute of Technology's dormitories. The park is a popular spot for students, museum visitors, and the community. 

    Address:

    244 Fenway

    42.337263502574615, -71.09862722701837
    17
  5. point: 5 of 12

    "Mrs. Jack" Gardner was a leading American art collector, philanthropist, patron, and a colorful figure in Boston society. She built this museum styled after the Renaissance palaces of Venice with an interior courtyard garden. The Gardner Museum’s remarkable collection includes masterworks by Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli and Sargent, spanning 30 centuries. Changing contemporary and historic exhibitions, America’s oldest museum music program, and a seasonal courtyard garden display continue Isabella Gardner’s legacy and provide ongoing inspiration for visitors. The new wing, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, opened in January 2012.

    Address:

    25 Evans Way

    42.337528, -71.09918700000003
    18
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    Simmons College is a nationally distinguished private university with 1,800 undergraduate students and 3,500 graduate students. The only undergraduate women's college in Boston, Simmons provides liberal arts education integrated with career preparation. World-class coeducational graduate programs are offered in health studies, education, social work, library and information science, communications management and liberal arts.

    Address:

    300 The Fenway

    42.33853963402792, -71.10016439632989
    19
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    The avenue is named for the French doctor, famous for his discovery of germs and the process of pasteurization. Prior to pasteurization in the 1920s, young children were disproportionally harmed by raw milk: its widespread pasteurization was a great public health breakthrough.   This quarter mile long formal avenue connects the Harvard Medical Quad to the Emerald Necklace.  Educational institutions and research buildings abut the boulevard on all sides. Boston Latin School, the oldest public school in the U.S., is halfway down on the left (look for the copper cupola atop a brick facade). Of the fifty-six signers of the Declaration of Independence, five were pupils of this school (John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Treat Paine, and William Hooper).

    Address:

    Avenue Louis Pasteur

    42.33947675612881, -71.10148411656763
    20
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    Founded in 1919 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur as the first Catholic college for women in New England, Emmanuel today is a coeducational, residential college with a 17-acre campus in the heart of Boston's educational, scientific, cultural and medical communities. The central bell tower within the Administration Building is a significant visual landmark along the Fenway and was built in 1916. Emmanuel now has more than 2,500 students, including 1,800 undergraduate students. The College offers more than 50 areas of study in the arts, humanities, sciences and business. The institution has a history of recognition on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

    Address:

    400 the Fenway

    42.340536, -71.10110900000001
    21
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    Founded in 1888, the Wheelock College mission is to improve the lives of children and families. Academic programs include education, social work, child life, and juvenile justice. Today, Wheelock serves a diverse student body of over 720 undergraduates and 325 graduate students. Approximately 17 percent of Wheelock’s students come from the City of Boston and approximately 38% are students of color. President Obama's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll named Wheelock its Presidential Award Winner in the Education Category in 2014.

     

     

    Address:

    200 Riverway

    42.34306844052663, -71.10555683795928
    22
  10. point: 10 of 12

    The Winsor School is a college-preparatory day school for girls in grades five through twelve with more than 400 students enrolled. It provides a rigorous academic program in an environment of personal attention. Small classes and enthusiasm for learning characterize the school, its students, and its faculty. The original school building was built in 1910 and the newest campus addition is the Lubin O'Donnell Center athletics and arts facility (2015). The Center sits on the footprint of the original 1920s gymnasium and provides state-of-the-art facilities to match Winsor’s 21st century education.

    Address:

    103 Pilgrim Rd,
    Boston,
    MA 02215

    42.341368486906, -71.1075647748861
    23
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    New England’s largest reform synagogue, Temple Israel offers religious services, a pre-school, Religious School for children, an adult education program, and cultural events. The Temple sponsors programs for youths, seniors, interfaith  couples and families, gay and lesbian individuals and families, and single parents. Temple members also participate in programs that provide assistance to the homeless and the hungry. On Riverway, a Louise Nevelson sculpture symbolizes the union of human and Divine in a portrayal of the universe. 

    Address:

    477 Longwood Ave

    42.340669, -71.10940800000003
    24
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    The Quad is the hub of the Harvard Medical School campus and dates to 1906. The design inspiration stems from Chicago's 1893 World's Fair's 'Great White City.' Gordon Hall, at the head of the quad, was constructed with Vermont marble recycled from the New York Public Library 'seconds' that failed to meet the designer's standards.  Abutting the lawn are the school's education, administration, and research buildings in five white marble buildings. The  institution has performed  many 'firsts' including the world's first growth of human skin in large quantities in a lab. Harvard's move to this site on Longwood Avenue was a major influence on the growth of the area of Boston. 

    42.337223, -71.10349100000002
    25

Colleges and Culture

distance: More than a mile
points: 12
type: Academic/Cultural

The Colleges and Culture Tour takes you through the heart of Longwood, past the Colleges of the Fenway, the nation's oldest public high school, a world-renowned art museum, and the largest reform temple in New England (2 miles).

 

The Colleges and Culture Tour begins on Longwood near Huntington Ave, in front of MCPHS. For real time turn by turn directions to the selected Point, use the Google Maps app link (mobile only). 

 

Tell us about your walking experience! walkingtours@longwoodarea.org

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The Colleges and Culture Tour takes you through the heart of Longwood, past the Colleges of the Fenway, the nation's oldest public high school, a world-renowned art museum, and the largest reform temple in New England (2 miles).

 

The Colleges and Culture Tour begins on Longwood near Huntington Ave, in front of MCPHS. For real time turn by turn directions to the selected Point, use the Google Maps app link (mobile only). 

 

Tell us about your walking experience! walkingtours@longwoodarea.org