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Beacon Hill

Address: Between Beacon St and Cambridge St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02108 (Beacon Hill)
Phone Number: 617-227-4392
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Ranked #15 of 413 things to do in Boston
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Owner description: The famous Boston Brahmin neighborhood of red brick sidewalks...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
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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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We went up Beacon Hill specifically to see the Christmas wreaths and decorations on and around the doors. We were not disappointed. We really enjoyed our Happy Holidays.

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Braintree, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Great way to see old Boston. Lots of nice old style row houses and narrow streets and brick walks. Lots of neat shops and restaurants on Charles Street.

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Montreal
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

It is worth the time to stoll through this area. The architecture of beacon hill is very unique. It reminds me a lot of Montreal where I am from. Narrow street and very well kept historic homes

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Munich, Bayern, Germany
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The very beautiful Greek Revival Style architecture from Charles Bulfinch on the Beacon Hill, especially in the heart at Louisburg Square & the servant apartments on Acorn Street are one of the Pearls of Boston! The most expensive place in town! Welcome in the world of Edith Wharton!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Love taking solo walks around Beacon Hill. Super Historical & as it is a very pricey place to live, the neighborhood is well kept. Just recently started to walk through narrow streets, instead of taking shorter route on Cambridge Street. Love seeing all the dogs who I regularly encounter. There are also a number of "commoner" little corner restaurants and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very nice neighborhood to walk around; over priced stores but great to stop into and browse. Parking can be a toss up. Close to other Boston destinations/ sights.

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charlestown mass
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is where I grew up, not only is it beautiful, Architecture, Shops, Food, Art, it's a place I have seen grow for the past 60 years, someone even tried to rent me one of my old apartments. Beacon Hill is near everything you might want to see in the city, come in the spring or fall you won't be... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice spot to take a walk, not far from the shopping area. Old, beautiful buildings to see and parks around. Quiet and safe area.

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A welcome trip to an older residential Boston. It is as beautiful as the photos show and well worth a visit. It is at the north end of the Common and you do not really need a guide or to go on a trip.. It would have been good to see inside a building aside from shops - perhaps we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We took the ferry from the pier to Beacon Hill, nice way to get there with great views of the city and the Bay Area. It's a 10 min walk from the pier to the hill which is well marked but you couldn't get lost as Beacon Hill spire stands out wherever you are. The grounds around the monument are... More 

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