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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

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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We were waiting for the tour bus when we realized we were sitting across the street frim Beacon Hill. Being former educators we both enjoy touring state capitols. In the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were waiting for the tour bus when we realized we were sitting across the street frim Beacon Hill. Being former educators we both enjoy touring state capitols. In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts it's called the new "state house." (At least that what the tour guides call it.) t.) once we got pass the security station wwe found a tour!... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The State House is enchanting, just looking at it from the exterior, but once you enter the building the adventure begins.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recommend to walk through this neighborhood for the architecture and charm of old Boston. A quiet area with lots to see around every corner. Charles Street has lots of shops, cafes, and Starbucks.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Starting with the Massachusetts State House and continuing to the original Cheers bar, this is a beautiful part of Boston. Right across from the Boston Common, it is on the trolley stops and part of the historic Freedom Trail.

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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 2 weeks 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 3 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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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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