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Beacon Hill

Address: Between Beacon St and Cambridge St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02108 (Beacon Hill)
Phone Number: 617-227-4392
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Ranked #12 of 194 Attractions in Boston
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Owner description: The famous Boston Brahmin neighborhood of red brick sidewalks...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The famous Boston Brahmin neighborhood of red brick sidewalks, cobblestoned streets, elegant townhouses and gas street lamps.
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the Brookline Marriott during the blizzard. Wonderful staff. Highly rec. location is convenient to public transportation. The staff really took care of us while we were stranded during the storm.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Beacon Hill is a great place just to amble about. It's mostly residential on the hill, and it's not like there's one special attraction. The area is chock full of historically significant residences. The former residences of governors, authors, and statesmen. Walk down Myrtle Street or Joy St. You can really get the feeling of Boston 150 years ago.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a stroll up Beacon Hill and catching a view of all the homes and quaint streets. It was a cold Boston morning when we visited and we kept walking around for warmth and looking at the sites and going up and down streets. The homes are beautiful and if you keep walking you will run into the State... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

A lovely area of Boston - some beautiful little streets and quaint shops. Within 5 minutes of Boston Public Park and Boston Common.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is easily reached from The Common and well worth the walk. You should equip yourself with a reference booklet to explain the history of these houses!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This was one of my favorite neighborhoods in Boston. The buildings and quaint streets felt like you walking somewhere in Europe. Great little independent boutiques and cafes and well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Nice place for a walk. Loads of nice "shoppes". Places to eat are in abundance. Fascinating architecture. Well worth the visit.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Whenever I have people visiting Boston, I tell them to spend some time walking around Beacon Hill and Back Bay. Its very cool to see the beautiful and historic buildings and streets. This is one of the things that makes Boston different and better than so many many cities.

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Vernal, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Gorgeous building steeped in a rich history. Never too crowded and a real pleaser for history buffs in your group. Makes a gorgeous backdrop for photos on a sunny day. A must see if you are interested in the history of our country and landmark legislation both past and present.

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Vina del Mar, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Once you walk on Beacon Hill you will not want to go back home! Beacon Hill is full of enchanted places and history! You will love the every street and their houses! I Recommend to visit Acorn Street and Charles Street (both near each other). Also the neighborhood is close to Boston Common for one side and Boston Common on... More 

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