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Beacon Hill

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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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The famous Boston Brahmin neighborhood of red brick sidewalks, cobblestoned...

The famous Boston Brahmin neighborhood of red brick sidewalks, cobblestoned streets, elegant townhouses and gas street lamps.

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What a beautiful neighborhood!

It is so much fun to walk Beacon Hill! The quiet tree lined streets have beautiful doorways, old fashioned light posts, and rod iron fencing. John Kerry has a residence here and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Tomahawk, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is so much fun to walk Beacon Hill! The quiet tree lined streets have beautiful doorways, old fashioned light posts, and rod iron fencing. John Kerry has a residence here and it is rumored Tom Brady stays in Beacon Hill upon occasion. Be sure and walk down Acorn street (hill) - one of the oldest streets in Boston.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Make sure to take the time to discover the history of Beacon Hill. It's gold dome will stand out among the buildings and trees. Wonderful way to learn the history for children and adults alike!

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely make the walk over to Beacon Hill area after the Freedom Trail ends at Boston Common. The houses and streets are very interesting. Definitely go to Acorn Street and see the narrow cobblestone street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The most exclusive & possibly the most iconic part of the city. Each building is beautiful & has a story to tell. From the State House at the top of the hill to Cheers Bar at the bottom - its fabulous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful building that blends in the Boston skyline without having been spoilt. Learning the history and story re the gold plated roof was a bonus - one expensive roof but beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We like museums of art and this has been on our "list." In a list that includes Phillips in DC and Barnes in Phila. this one would rank 3rd... but that's heady company. Go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The gold dome of the State House draws ones attention to Beacon Hill....well worth the time to stroll through historic Boston addresses.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grab a coffee, check out the real estate ads. Read the paper on the bench in front of the Post Office. Browse the antiques, enjoy the art galleries, vintage jewelry, and French pastry. Try on new togs or reruns, pick up speed and head over to the Public Garden, dodging the tourists taking photos at cheers. Climb up Chestnut and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a guided walking tour of Beacon Hill. Had walked that area before by ourselves, but learned and saw so much more on the tour. What was most fascinating was to go a couple of streets back from the main Beacon Hill Street and you see some really interesting architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful building. Saw it from afar. Used it as a landmark to find my way around. The second stop on the Freedom trail tour.

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Beacon Hill
Visit this historic and ritzy Boston neighborhood to soak up its classic New England charm as you stroll down cobblestoned, gas-lamp lined streets. Bring your walking shoes, camera, and select a nice day to wander through the hilly neighborhood and check out its exclusive addresses. Louisburg Square, Mt. Vernon street, Chestnut street and the extremely narrow and widely photographed Acorn street make a nice walking path. Make sure to meander down Charles street to poke into boutiques and antique shops, cafes, and restaurants on this quaint shopping street. Don’t forget to catch a glimpse up close of the State House with its beautiful and iconic dome.