Beacon Hill
Beacon Hill
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The famous Boston Brahmin neighborhood of red brick sidewalks, cobblestoned streets, elegant townhouses and gas street lamps.
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Neighborhood: West End
How to get there
  • Charles/MGH • 2 min walk
  • Science Park • 8 min walk
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dstambaugh3
Harrisburg, PA252 contributions
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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Rozi H
20 contributions
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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xhelloworldx
Orlando, FL204 contributions
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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EcoBean
Kennington, UK252 contributions
Apr 2022
Beacon Street is main residential but there are many historic houses and buildings giving a flavour of the lives of the settling pilgrims. Is on the way down to the main shopping areas. The Beacon Hill is probably named after the stunning Gold leafed/painted dome of the building.
Written May 23, 2022
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Adventure Diva
Manchester, CT1,951 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
Beacon Hill is a great place to explore this charming neighborhood with oodles of boutique shops and diverse restaurants. Stroll on Acorn Street with its cobblestones, rows upon rows of brick houses garnished with overflowing flower boxes.

Word to the wise - wear practical shoes as the pavement is not as flat as other neighborhoods are in the city.
Written July 14, 2022
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Angelo S
Hilliard, OH3,417 contributions
Sep 2021
If you enjoy older houses and somewhat expensive boutique stores, this might be a place for you. It reminds me of Old Town Alexandria in its' feel. Cobblestone streets and older homes is it nice to take a stroll through, and would be even a romantic stroll in the evening with the gas lights on the streets. It would probably be more beautiful in the fall with all of the trees.
Written October 12, 2021
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osnoopy13
Lilburn, GA247 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
My wife and I visited Beacon Hill for a Black History Tour while in Boston. Our National Park’s ranger was well educated on the subject and informed us on many facts about black culture life in Boston around the time of the civil war. Saw some of the early black leaders as well as site of one of the first public education schools in Boston. Thanks for letting us be a part of this informative experience.
Written October 17, 2022
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia16,212 contributions
Apr 2022
Know the pics of Boston with charming red brick houses and street lamps?
Well, they're all from here - a stylish, historic and most beautiful Boston neighborhood.
We parked our car in the Boston Common garage and it took us around 2 hrs to leisurely visit this terrific area. Place not to be missed when visiting this great city.
Written May 31, 2022
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Nancy
Ada, MI2 contributions
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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John B
Norristown, PA245 contributions
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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