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Beacon Hill

Between Beacon St and Cambridge St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02108 (Beacon Hill)
617-227-4392
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Small-Group Boston Brahmin Walking Tour in Beacon...
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Ranked #16 of 220 Attractions in Boston
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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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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Orange County, CA
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106 reviews 106 reviews
10 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I walked around the area just at dusk. It was wonderful. I love the gas lights and the brick sidewalks, and the beautiful homes. This is a classic Boston "must see" neighborhood.

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Melbourne, Australia
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We benefitted from participating in a couple of walking tours visiting homes in this area. This added enormously to our enjoyment of the Hill because locals explained its history and the benefits and problems of living here, explained its particular appeal and unimagined practical issues like moving, problems with building etc. It all came to life. I loved the whole... More

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Leicester
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121 reviews 121 reviews
44 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Such a beautiful area with the brownstones and trees. Great to wander around and take in the atmosphere.

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Birmingham, Michigan
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132 reviews 132 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful and historic area of homes, shops and eateries. Very walkable/driveable. Saw Secretary of State John Kerrys home.

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Whitman, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Get your walking shoes on and get some exercise while seeing Boston's history from ground level...enjoy!

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West Byfleet, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

A fantastic few blocks that must be a fantastic place to live but a nightmare to park the car ! Eating and shoppping on Charles street is very much the place to be

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Centerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

We have been visiting Beacon Hill for 45 years. Like the view of the Capital Building; it requires a gold nugget about the size of a fist to add the gold finish. Love the mansions and the English gardens. Tis a grand week to visit Boston! Given our luxury suites at the Marriott’s Customs House, spend lots of time walking... More

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Toronto, Ontario
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Very picturesque neighbourhood! Grab a cup of coffee and walk the brick-lined streets as you head over to the State House or Boston Common.

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Boston, United Kingdom
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

If you're visiting Boston, this is one of the neighborhoods you must visit. The brownstones, the oil lamps and the cobblestone sidewalks will bring you back 200 years. There are historical buildings, many of them are preserved. It is also one of the nicest areas to live in Boston. In the winter time, you feel Thanksgiving and Christmas. Yes of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We went around Beacon Hill twice on a trolley tour but had to go back on our own time and stroll the charming neighbourhood- look at the beautiful historic houses,visit the quaint shops,experience the marvellous atmosphere here on fabulous Beacon Hill- Boston.

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