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Pierce Reservation


4 acres

Accessible only from the adjacent Governor Hutchinson’s Field, Pierce Reservation features four acres of woodland and fields.


Plan Your Visit
  • Overview
  • Admission & Hours
  • Directions & Contact Info
  • Property Map
  • Regulations & Advisories


Once you’ve explored the hilltop estate of the last Massachusetts Colonial governor, take a detour to Pierce Reservation. Head to the bottom of Governor Hutchinson’s Field and the follow an easy quarter-mile path along the banks of the Neponset River, then meander around the reservation’s four off-the-beaten-path acres of grassy slopes and woodlands.

Admission & Hours

FREE to all.

Year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset.

Directions & Contact Info

224 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186
Telephone: 781.784.0567

Get driving directions on Google Maps.

From I-93/Rt. 3 South
: Take Exit 10 and proceed for 0.2 mi. At stop sign, turn right onto Adams St. and follow for 1.2 mi. to top of Milton Hill; entrance is on the right. From Dorchester: Take Dorchester Avenue to Adams Street and follow up Milton Hill; entrance to Gov. Hutchinson’s Field is on the left.

From I-93/Rt. 3 North: Take Exit 9 and follow Granite Avenue north for 1.5 mi. through two sets of traffic lights. Turn left and drive over Expressway bridge to stop sign. Turn right onto Adams Street and follow for 1.2 mi. to top of Milton Hill; entrance to Gov. Hutchinson’s Field is on the right.

Property Map

There is no trail map for this property.

Regulations & Advisories

  • Be advised that the park contains no trails itself and sits behind a private residence; please respect the privacy of our neighbor
  • Hunting is not permitted at this reservation. Learn more about hunting on Trustees properties.
  • There is no designated parking area and road-side parking is not permitted.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: We ask that photographers or their clients become Supporting Level Members before conducting portrait sessions at this property.  Click here for more information, and to request permission for any portrait sessions. The Trustees of Reservations reserves the right, and may give permission to its designated photographers and videographers, or to outside media, to photograph or video visitors and program participants at all its facilities and properties.
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Property Acquisition History

The Pierce Reservation was a gift of Henry L. Pierce, by bequest to the Trustees of Reservations, in 1957.

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