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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

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Lots of History and Landmarks

Convenient being, next to Boston Commons. Lots of history on the hill, Boston Commons and the State House. Pleasant surprise.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Colleyville, Texas

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Colleyville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Convenient being, next to Boston Commons. Lots of history on the hill, Boston Commons and the State House. Pleasant surprise.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, you have to put up with the metal detectors and screenings to gain admittance; but, once you're in you're treated to feee guided tours of the premises, interesting art exhibits and sundry public lectures. The bookstore is a bit spartan, however.

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Westlake Village, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to take an uber from downtown to our hotel at Copley Square and the driver took us through Beacon Hill. It was great! We got to see the State House and Boston Common. We also got a glimpse of the lovely historic dwellings located here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As an AC3 fan, I have a duty to visit the real world counterpart after playing the game on Xbox360. The game developer obviously put in much effort into recreating this place.

Thank Vafirish
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started our trip to Boston here. We parked in a nearby car park which cost approximately $28 dollars for the day. From here we were able to walk through Boston Common, pick up the Freedom Trail, walk around the lovely streets with their houses decorated for Halloween. We walked to Cheers from here and used the gold dome as... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok not what I expected but of some interest. Very close to the subway and the park, within walking distance to downtown Boston

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Coeur D Alene
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure you also visit the Bunker Hill monument. We did the whole Freedom Trail and this was the highlight. Even walked to the top of the tower; my legs are still feeling it. Wow, what a history lesson.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quiet and pleasant to walk around, but do equip yourself with a pre-prepared walking guide, or take one of the guided tours. Lots of little back streets and lanes to explore.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cool area in this beautiful city. Amazing architecture lines the streets of this area, including the government buildings and monuments. A great area of this city to tour.

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

There are some lovely buildings on the approach up the hill to the State House, opposite which is the beautiful green expanse of Boston Common. Part of this historic area is included in the Freedom Trail. The State House is a most attractive building with a number of striking statues in front of the façade. The only snag with this... More 

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