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Beacon Hill

Between Beacon St and Cambridge St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02108 (Beacon Hill)
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Ranked #16 of 213 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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Dublin, Ireland
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121 reviews 121 reviews
28 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Fabulous area to walk around at the weekend. Lovely restaurants and boutique style stores. Good place to have breakfast

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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Loved visiting this area. Went to Cheers of course and sat in Normies Chair. I loved the homes, we walked all around this area, its very walkable. The row homes are beautiful and full of detail. Dont miss this area when you visit Boston.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I lived on beacon hill for years it is an old an quant neighborhood brick row houses are built on the narrow streets beacon hill is walking distance to many places in Boston. the state courts restaurants and the Commons a place where one can take their shoes off and relax on sunny days. a great place to visit.

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114 reviews 114 reviews
70 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed wandering up and up to see charming homes including Louisa May Alcott's final home. It is intense walking, but architecture is very interesting with great photo appeal!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I visited the Boston area for my birthday weekend and did a lot of touring. The Beacon Hill area was a beautiful area. The park and the other historic sites were great. I also visited the Cheers Bar which is in the general vicinity. Love Boston and the history it presents.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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174 reviews 174 reviews
13 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is the nicest area of Boston the buildings are lovely and quaint. So much history here compared with other parts of the US. There is a real "English" feel to the place, in a positive way.

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

You can not really get lost, but you can get lost in the history of this quaint area. The brick line narrow streets going up and down the hill to the state Capital reek (favorably) of the rich history of this town. Brownstones going back to the urn of the 18th century are rich architecturally and on certain street you... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Got off the trolly at this neighborhood to check out the shops. Thought it kind of absurd / amusing that some of the 'resale' shops had items going for several hundred dollars. I left this area thinking 'meh.'

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Miami, FL
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This area of Boston is one of my favorites. There are great restaurants and theaters nearby and the gorgeous streets with quaint shops and brownstones make it such a charming area to walk around and explore.

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Troy, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Beacon Hill is what you always picture Boston to be like. Brownstone buildings close to the street, small unique shops, beautiful houses and an air of prestige.

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