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Things to do in Dorchester

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“This museum will give you a great view into life in the 1800-1900's. They will tell you about the shipbuilding companies that existed in Dorchester. They can give you some information about the 100 year old Penitentiary in Dorchester. Ask them about the train accident that spilled pennies into Palmer's Pond. ”
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Point of Interest
“A music venue in a historic church in nearby Dorchester, Shepody House hosts much-loved shows by touring and local musicians. It's still mostly an "occasional" venue so keep your eye out for posters or look up Parkindale Productions online.”
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Local Government Office
“Check out the biggest Semi-Palmated Sandpiper in the world. Shep is very photogenic!”
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Locality
“A quick 15-minute drive away is the village of Dorchester, which overlooks Shepody Bay and is home to a number of historic buildings – notably Keillor House and The Bell Inn. Since 1880, it’s also been home to a penitentiary; the old jail is actually now an Airbnb, albeit one much less comfortable than this one. A short drive away is the Johnson’s Mills Shorebird Interpretive Center, and in late summer millions of tiny sandpipers descend on this tiny stretch of beach to feed. ”
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