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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
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: The famous Boston Brahmin neighborhood of red brick sidewalks...
The famous Boston Brahmin neighborhood of red brick sidewalks, cobblestoned streets, elegant townhouses and gas street lamps.
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Beautiful neighborhood

Loved this place, streets clean, gas lanterns, excellent architecture, however, parking is terrible, best to visit without a car.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Loved this place, streets clean, gas lanterns, excellent architecture, however, parking is terrible, best to visit without a car.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We stayed here as our base for three weeks, great shopping for groceries in the local Wholefoods store, great bars and deli's to. Lots of lovely shops to wander in but best of all great access to the T or North station and easy walking to the Common and to Downtown & North End. Lovely streets in Beacon Hill

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Having visited a property in Mount Vernon Street, we strolled around the Beacon Hill area on a gloriously sunny Spring afternoon. The properties, the architecture and the gardens are most impressive. Some of the hills are quite steep, the traditional brick pavements are contorted by tree roots and earth movement. Fascinating for us, but maybe not so good on frozen... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

It was fairly cold and empty as I walked through this suburb. It has a number of good restaraunts and has lovely houses which are interesting to see.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Took the subway over this afternoon (we learned that the subway stops may appear to be a good distance from one another on a map but in reality it's faster to walk sometimes :) ). The park is pretty and was full of energetic people as there was a charity walk going on. Our fav part was the off leash... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We walked through Beacon Hill and went up to Louisburg Square to see Louisa May Alcotts house. but really all of the houses were beautiful and its a gorgeous area to stroll through!

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Laval, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

it might get a bit busy here with school groups and tour groups, but if you have the time and are a history buff, you may want to make the effort and wait in line. i went with a school group. we had a specific time to go up the stairs. i am not sure if it is first come... More 

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Watsonville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The trees and all the flowers were in bloom giving the Beacon Hill buildings an extra beauty as if they needed it! The architecture was magnificent. Go into the side streets for a real feel!

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Kincardine, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Gorgeous park with trees just budding. An early morning run to start the day. Enjoyed a warm picnic in the sun in front of the incredible State Capitol.

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Divinopolis, MG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Nice place to know more about the politician and government of Massachusetts State. Amazing build, inside and outside.

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