Powder House Square is a landmark rotary known locally as Powder House Circle. It's a six-way intersection at the southern tip of Tufts University's Somerville campus.
The area is named after the 19th-century powder house that overlooks the rotary from Nathan Tufts Park. It's the oldest stone building in Massachusetts and home to one of the first hostile acts of the Revolutionary War - the removal of colonial gunpowder. Close to Davis Square, Teele Square, and Ball Square, the area has easy access to the surrounding areas via multiple bus routes that run through it. The park is great for a walk, run, or picnic and features a signpost at the top that points out the directions of the surrounding towns.
Places of Interest:
3 Little Figs - A charming independent cafe that serves sandwiches, salads, light breakfasts, pastries, and a full coffee bar.
278 Highland Avenue, Somerville
M.F. Dulock Pasture-Raised Meats - A specialty butcher shop featuring carefully selected local meat products.
201A Highland Avenue, Somerville
Museum of Modern Renaissance - A beautiful hall of art that uses the architectural space as its canvas.
115 College Avenue, Somerville
Tenoch Mexican - A small Mexican chain in Boston featuring homemade, authentic tortas.
382 Highland Avenue, Somerville