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Beacon Hill

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Beacon Hill
As featured in 3 Days in Boston and 3 other guides
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Address: Between Beacon St and Cambridge St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: 617-227-4392
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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Great area

We took a drive through this nice area of Boston after visiting Capitol. It's a beautiful area of Boston and a must visit for first timers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took a drive through this nice area of Boston after visiting Capitol. It's a beautiful area of Boston and a must visit for first timers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Get off the main streets and wander the neighborhood. The old brick houses are beautiful and you can almost imagine what it was like to live there hundreds of years ago.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beacon Hill is a beautifully maintained section of Boston, simply showcasing the pristine original buildings and colorful vibrancy of it's rich history. The beautiful architecture of the homes, the box flowers and wright iron lined rows is soothing to view as you wander through the streets. As others have stated, walking through it gives you a real sense of walking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Beacon Hill after we explored Boston Commons and the Gardens and we found it a very cool experience. It seems as if you are going back in time as you wander through the streets in the area. There are many scenic views and quaint shops along the way. Due to its proximity to the Gardens and Boston Commons,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The decoration both inside as well as outside is pretty surprising. The Building is much bigger then you think, once you get inside. They offer free tours but you can also just wander around and read the descriptions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This building is very noticeable when walking around the Boston Common which is a very interesting look into the history of Boston and USA. Recommend for all

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Beacon Hill is to step back in time. The whole area has been immaculately maintained in its original glory. The buildings are beautiful, the tempo of the area is relaxed and it was a pleasure to be immersed in its history. Walking the laneways and streets surrounding Charles street was a highlight of our stay in Boston. My wife... More 

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Aurora, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in our hotel for 3 nights and the location was great to the Commons, great area to start from.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited Boston several times, however this is the first time that we stayed in the Beacon Hill area. The homes are beautiful and there are so many shops and restaurants that you can visit! Our new favorite part of Boston!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice site and the building is still in use, should have cast this as the town hall. ISO the other horrendous building

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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.