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Beacon Hill

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Address: Between Beacon St and Cambridge St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02108
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+1 617-227-4392
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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The famous Boston Brahmin neighborhood of red brick sidewalks, cobblestoned...

The famous Boston Brahmin neighborhood of red brick sidewalks, cobblestoned streets, elegant townhouses and gas street lamps.

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Always heard of Beacon Hill!

Anytime you read about Boston Beacon Hill pops up! So I always wondered if it really was as special as I had thought. Well it is. I was happy to see it but truth to tell...not... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Yonkers, New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Anytime you read about Boston Beacon Hill pops up! So I always wondered if it really was as special as I had thought. Well it is. I was happy to see it but truth to tell...not worth going out of your way. If you are in the Boston Common area, take a look and it is lovely....

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If historical buildings are your thing; well you've come to the right place. From touring the hall of flags at the state house; to strolling on a nice day the 17th and 18th centurary homes up and down the hill, makes for good photo opportunities; also being next to the beautiful Boston Common, and Public Gardens, is a must if... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Probably the most charming area of Boston, perfect for a stroll and to see old historic homes. A number of small shops and restaurants throughout.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good architecture so evocative of New England, Beacon Hill is rich & historic with undulating pathways

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The front view will need some touches. The building is not getting younger. I believe that a little renovation or power washing can make it look as much as what you see in this picture. Took my kids on school vacation to see this place and to have a feeling of where state decision are made.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here when on a weekend break to Boston.The food is absolutely delicious and in super abundance.The staff are great with a very dry humour and excellent service. Go there!!!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To me, Beacon Hill really symbolizes Boston. Old homes, colored shutters, and cobbled roads. This is a must-visit when in Boston. Enjoy the many components of Beacon Hill!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beacon Hill is my top pick for neighborhoods in the Boston area for several reasons. First, it surrounds its guests in pure historic charm. From the beautifully kept historic buildings, homes, and streets, to the small details (gas lanterns, etc); Beacon Hill is just a pleasant place to shop, dine, stroll, or stay.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this classic colonial residential brick architecture and great street lights. Love taking pictures of the doors. The neighbhorhood is adjacent to the Boston common.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walk the freedom trail with a paper guide and enjoy the sights. It's part of a superb day trip. Just put on some good walking shoes and grab a water bottle.

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Beacon Hill
Visit this historic and ritzy Boston neighborhood to soak up its classic New England charm as you stroll down cobblestoned, gas-lamp lined streets. Bring your walking shoes, camera, and select a nice day to wander through the hilly neighborhood and check out its exclusive addresses. Louisburg Square, Mt. Vernon street, Chestnut street and the extremely narrow and widely photographed Acorn street make a nice walking path. Make sure to meander down Charles street to poke into boutiques and antique shops, cafes, and restaurants on this quaint shopping street. Don’t forget to catch a glimpse up close of the State House with its beautiful and iconic dome.
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