Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill, Boston: Address, Phone Number, Beacon Hill Reviews: 4.5/5

Beacon Hill
4.5
About
The famous Boston Brahmin neighborhood of red brick sidewalks, cobblestoned streets, elegant townhouses and gas street lamps.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: West End
How to get there
  • Charles/MGH • 2 min walk
  • Science Park • 8 min walk
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4.5
2,377 reviews
Excellent
1,426
Very good
830
Average
112
Poor
5
Terrible
4

xhelloworldx
Orlando, FL194 contributions
Picturesque streets to stroll
Jun 2021 • Friends
We were exploring the area by foot and walked though the beacon hills area. Stopped in a few shops, most of which were pricey. We stopped by the famous acorn street and were lucky enough to get some photos with no people in them! The cobblestone road and old brick houses were so charming and peaceful within the big city. Along the way there were some cute little restaurants with street seating, we hope to go back soon and check a few of them out.
Written June 20, 2021
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Nancy
Ada, MI2 contributions
Quaint & Charming Area of Boston!
Jun 2021 • Couples
We happened to see this area of Boston after our 2 hour Segway Tour. We HAD to go back and I'm so glad we did. It's charming and it takes you back in time. The gas lite street lamps, brick streets and just old time charm. We ate outside at Parmamount Restaurant outside and it was great. Make sure you a block away and check out Acorn St. It's up a hill and it's made of cobblestone. Sooo cute! Definitely a must to see in Boston
Written June 13, 2021
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dstambaugh3
Harrisburg, PA215 contributions
Great area for a photo walk
May 2021
Beautiful area. We booked an approximately 2 hour tour with PhotoWalks Tours of Boston. Saba knew her way around the Beacon Hill area and gave really good advice relative to seeing and taking great photos.
Written June 13, 2021
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Warren H
Fairfield, ME163 contributions
walkable charming history and shopping
Feb 2021
Old-world brick sidewalks and lighting in a concentrated area. Architecture buffs can have a field day strolling and discovering the 17th, 18th and 19th century townhomes and churches. A plethora of small shops ranging from every day to high-end galleries and shops. Tons of dining choices in all cuisines and price ranges.
Written March 2, 2021
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Rozi H
13 contributions
Lovely historical Area
Jul 2020
We took the sightseeing trolley and part of the route included the Beacon Hill area. If you love historical architecture, this is a place to stroll through. The multi-million dollar brownstone homes with artful wrought-iron fence work are wonderful to take in. Beacon Hill is a must-see area!
Written July 22, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, California10,367 contributions
Historic Preservation
Jan 2020
The State Capital building here and it is magnificent. But then wander behind it and enjoy the harmonious townhouse architecture in the small neighborhood. Very classy area, all historic preservation.
Written July 8, 2020
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John B
Norristown, PA223 contributions
Famous Neighborhood
Mar 2020
This is one of the wealthiest and nicest parts of Boston. It has gas lit streets and brick sidewalks. I personally enjoyed walking around and appreciating the architecture. I recommend visiting this neighborhood for a nice walk.
Written March 31, 2020
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ajcajs
Corte Madera, CA9 contributions
Magical area rich with history
Apr 2019
Magical area rich with history, Beacon hill is that I Dilick American landscape with beautiful architecture people oriented streets great shops right markets a wonderful alarm all American experience.
Written March 5, 2020
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paddyr919
Wolverhampton, UK151 contributions
Beacon Hill
Apr 2019 • Solo
Fantastic location and stepped in history I took the tour to see all the sights within including the scared cod!!!
Brilliant tour fun friendly and helpful staff based right on Boston common so great central location
If get the chance go to acorn street nearby for a picturesque cobbled street
Written March 2, 2020
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Deile S
24 contributions
My favorite neighborhood
Oct 2019
Such a charming neighborhood with lovely Little boutiques and cafes nestled in charming old buildings lining the brick paved streets. The architecture is beautiful and the perfect place to see in the autumn and the holidays.
Written February 11, 2020
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