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Beacon Hill

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Beacon Hill
As featured in 3 Days in Boston and 3 other guides
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Address: Between Beacon St and Cambridge St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02108
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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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Cozy neighborhood

We walked around the area early Sunday morning. Very quiet! Still very cold outside even if April is approaching. Very cozy neighborhood with nice houses!

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We walked around the area early Sunday morning. Very quiet! Still very cold outside even if April is approaching. Very cozy neighborhood with nice houses!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had an apartment on Beacon Hill, and walked the city....it was freezing...however, everything that we saw was amazing....to be able to experience the history....wonderful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Start your freedom trail here. Beacon Hill is a very nice, posh living area. We always had breakfast in the area. Also the Massachusetts State House is here (interesting for a 30min visit)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can not miss the gold dome. this is a must see when in Boston. You see it from the public gardens. Take a walk up, it is worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take time on your trip to see the Beacon Hill area. Very elegant and full of history. Don't forget to check our Acorn Street.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to see and take in while walking in this area. The architecture alone is worth the walk! But people watching is another fun (and free!) activity!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We strolled through Beacon Hill during the light snow the other night. It was magical! Many people had lights on and you could see glimpses of the rooms inside. It is like stepping back in time. I kept thinking of the movie ‘Midnight in Paris’, but sadly no horse drawn carriage appeared.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go wander around Beacon Hill and take in all the sights and historical monuments dedicated to the founding fathers and mothers of the United States. Many battles fought in this area, many liberties won, and now home to some of the finest, most expensive real estate in Boston...John Kerry has quite a spread here. Just be very careful walking around... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beacon Hill was the cutest (and most expensive) neighborhood to walk through. From the tiny streets lined with adorable lamp posts to the adorable boutiques and restaurants lining Charles Street, Beacon Hill is a must see!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

nice grounds, fairly standard looking capital building from the inside. Reasonably impressive from the outside. If you go on the tour be sure to see the cod. They're fairly up front about the peculiarities of the legislators, as it does have its own Hooker entrance. (ok, not that kind - General Hooker - guess he was famous?)

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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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