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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
Phone Number:
+1 617-227-4392
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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Boston Jewish Culture Walking Tour

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Great Walking Tour

My daughter and I were visiting the city and took the train to Park St. To go shopping, get breakfast, and take a walk. We ended up walking past the State House and through the... read more

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I were visiting the city and took the train to Park St. To go shopping, get breakfast, and take a walk. We ended up walking past the State House and through the streets of Beacon Hill. She'd never been before, and loved looking at all the unique architectural features on the buildings.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place to stroll and gawk, walking through Beacon Hill is a like walking back through history. It’s nestled alongside the Boston Common and the Public Garden. The streets are incredibly quaint, lined with historic (expensive) homes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting walk. We got information from Boston Common Pork information centre. It is not wheelchair friendly at all as most paths are either not wide enough or to rough. I thought it was a great walk and would recommend it for history buffs

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building are quite amazing, and there is a lot of history in this area! The Capitol building is topped the gold dome which is quite startling!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Admittedly I had rushed down to this area solely to see the famous external filming spot of the show "Cheers" of must-see t.v. days gone by, but I was intrigued by everything else this area has to offer. Unfortunately I didn't plan enough time to take in all the gorgeous vintage architecture surrounding cemeteries and squares full of lush verdant... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have an image of vintage Boston, it probably includes the historical brick houses, narrow lanes and gas-lit street light of Beacon Hill. This is a perfect neighborhood to stroll through randomly, to allow yourself to get lost and be charmed by the architecture. Stretching between the golden-domed State House and the Charles River, Beacon Hill offers not only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful walking area with the state capitol, the narrow streets, the lovely homes, and the history. Don't miss charming Charles St.!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked the Black Heritage Trail through Beacon Hill. Great architecture, very nice historical houses in this beautiful area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A quaint little neighbourhood in the heart of Boston, Beacon Hill offers the quintessential old-world experience Boston is known for. Located only minutes away from the Freedom Trail and. Boston Common, a trip to the city would be incomplete without a peek here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lovely neighborhood, quaint and old feel. loved all the xmas lights and xmas trees in windows, cobblestones.

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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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