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Beacon Hill

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Address: Between Beacon St and Cambridge St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: 617-227-4392
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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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Old Boston,

We drove through this area on our tour and went back to visit on foot, great architecture well worth a visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ann O
Doha, Qatar

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Doha, Qatar
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove through this area on our tour and went back to visit on foot, great architecture well worth a visit

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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319 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This area is nice to visit. You can go from Cambridge st up the hill and then after you get to the top and take nice pictures of Boston. You can see the the State house and other historic sites and then walk across Boston Common and Park st area. Very nice scenic/fun walk for warm days!

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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure what else to do here other than shop and dine. Really no attractions per se, just a nice neighbourhood.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes I would recommend it but if you have a heart or difficult in walking then no as it is quite a walk up a steep hill to get there. although you can go by taxi or car.Very interesting.

Thank Yvonne68
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wherever you are in central Boston you will see this iconic building. It is definitely worth a visit and it serves as a good backdrop for your photos of Boston.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beacon Hill is a place I always read about as a young girl reading about The Kennedy's...."they lived in their place on Beacon Hill".... So, it was wonderful to see it and imagine them living there. It's charming and quaint and all the things you would expect....

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Near the boston common this area is really very nice to walk around. The Boston Duck tours cover this area.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful neighbourhood - just for a walk. Up hill, down hill with the gas lamps and cobbled stones. An amazing area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed walking all over Boston, and especially this area. Higly recommend staying in the city and walking around.

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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have *any* interest in 19th and early 20th Century architecture, you're in for a treat while exploring this hilly neighborhood.Anchored by the truly magnificent Massachusetts State House, a visit all by itself, the neighborhood covers Beacon Hill, which was quarried in the mid-1800s to provide fill for what became the nearby Back Bay neighborhood. In doing so, the... 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.