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Beacon Hill

Between Beacon St and Cambridge St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02108 (Beacon Hill)
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As featured in 3 days in Boston
Ranked #13 of 207 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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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Beacon Hill is one of the more prominent streets in Boston. Along it is the State House and Cheers and amazing residences for citizens of Boston who are well of. It serves as a nice little stroll to absorb the culture of the city. I would not recommend prioritizing walking thru this area, but if you have some time it... More

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Easton, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Located on the original Boston, This is where all the History of our Great Country starts. Most of the rest of the City is on filled land.Start your tour here at the State House, as you descend the steps you will see a large bronze plaque dedicated to Robert Gould Shaw and the 54 Massachusetts Regiment. The Boston Common is... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I live in Boston. Not in Beacon Hill. And I always manage to visit the neighborhood at least twice a month. I love the buildings, the sidewalks, the stores, Charles St. I love finding out who famous person lives (or used to live) where. I love Louisburg Sq. I love going up and down the streets. Very romantic walk. Not... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

There are few places like this in America. Don't miss a walk around Beacon Hill if you're visiting Boston.

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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

This area is lovely......but watch out if you visit historic Acorn Street! My London home for over 30 years has been in an exquisite and beautiful area where many streets date back hundreds of years. The area is wonderfully conserved just as are areas of Beacon Hill. Blue plaques abound marking the houses once lived in by world famous poets/artistes/writers/philosophers/statesmen/politicians.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Stay away from Sevens not worth it old doesn't have to mean rundown,dirty and overpriced. I know its the most expensive neighborhood but you couldn't tell by this place. To bad.

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Walking through Beacon Hill can't be beat - well, maybe it can if it's the winter. The cobblestone/brick sidewalks can get very slippery when there's a bit of slush and it's called a hill for a reason, so tread carefully. It's worth a visit though, the buildings are old and gorgeous and the narrow streets are quiet. A friendly local... More

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Bevor your visit you should get familiar with the history of Boston so that you really can enjoy the experiences up there. Only recommended if you have much time to spend.

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Hamilton, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

A must for visitors to Boston is a stop in Beacon Hill. Wear comfortable walking shoes and just meander the streets, from tiny cobblestoned Acorn Street to genteel Louisburg Square. There are lovely cafes, antique shops and stores along Charles Street that are well worth a browse.

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Avon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Beacon Hill is the downtown neighborhood immediately north of Boston Common consisting primarily of red brick row homes and known for its beautiful entry doors and door surrounds, brass door knockers, decorative iron work, brick sidewalks, gas lights, flowering trees, window boxes, hidden gardens and even a few cobblestone streets; all this makes Beacon Hill a wonderful place to take... More

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