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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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As featured in 3 days in Boston
Ranked #15 of 209 attractions in Boston
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: The famous Boston Brahmin neighborhood of red brick sidewalks, cobblestoned streets, elegant townhouses and gas street lamps.
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Shawnee, Kansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Great area for walking around and some shopping. Nice restaurants and cafes abound. Makes some wish they just "lived" there!!

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London, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This location never fails to please those with an eye for architecture, while still providing the observer with a gentle reminder of how life once was in this incredible New England town...not to mention, it's refreshing to see how those who have chosen to live in this enclave of historic buildings make those changes which are necessary for modern living... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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144 reviews 144 reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This neighborhood is worth some time spent just wandering around. And it'll give your calves a good workout with the steep hills. The architecture is beautiful, and it's worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We loved it - some people didn't think it was worth the walk up to Beacon Hill to visit the Cheer's Bar - but we loved it. The chicken panani was great. Ask to sit in the set room.

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Camberley Surrey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful houses with iron railings and balconies - all tucked behind the new state house with its golden dome. Well worth a visit

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Beacon Hill is one of the most special places in Boston. Explore the narrow streets and enjoy 19th century architecture - if it wasn't for the cars parked everywhere, you'd be hard pressed to guess the current time period correctly. Acorn Street is a popular location. I also suggest you walk around with no destination in mind - exploring the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

There is so much to discover as you walk the streets of Beacon Hill. Perhaps you have noticed some of the purple panes in the windows? Have you found John Kerry's home in Louisburg Square? Have you taken the secret garden tour? Have you walked up and down the streets and discovered the various architecture? It is rich and diverse.... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Took a long walk up Charles Street with its wonderful and unique shops, then over to see the amazing architecture in Beacon Hill. The area is so beautiful and worth a hilly walk when you get tired of the Revolution.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Generally awesome and historic neighborhood to spend a couple of hours in, I'd highly recommend taking a walk down Acorn street and stopping into some shops on Charles before making your way over to the esplanade.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

there is actually a lot to see but most know before and have a plan very quaint. small houses and lofts as well.

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