Dorchester is a historic neighborhood of over 6 square miles. The town was founded by Puritans who emigrated from Dorchester, England in 1630. Boston's largest neighborhood by far, is today sometimes nicknamed "Dot" by its residents.
Explore Dorchester, Boston's largest and oldest neighborhood and home to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, Franklin Park Zoo, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate and Commonwealth Museum. Delicious restaurants such as 224 Boston Street Restaurant, dbar, and the Freeport Tavern also call Dorchester home.