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The famous Boston Brahmin neighborhood of red brick sidewalks, cobblestoned streets, elegant townhouses and gas street lamps.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Boston
Between Beacon St and Cambridge St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02108
West End
+1 617-227-4392
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were on holiday in Boston with friends and decided to visit Beacon hill before we did the freedom trail. It's a great place to visit. Extremely interesting!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David N
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are not close to this area. Take the underground metro as this area of Boston has 20,000 one ways streets. Tough to get around.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here many times on my many trips to Boston. Nice place, easy to get to. Nice walk through the park and near to Cheers Bar if u fight off the tourists! Mainly us Brits!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris0007
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a pretty neighborhood with old brick buildings. There is one street, Acorn St which is all cobblestone.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank starrz1307
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was New Year's Eve and we had an 8pm reservation at an old favorite: 75 Chestnut, a restaurant on Chestnut St in Beacon Hill almost on the corner of Charles and Beacon which has the Boston public garden on one corner and the Common...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sunshine289378
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beacon Hill is caught between Backbay and North End - the 2 places most frequented by tourists. While it's not a big swinger like the other two, it still does have a few things to display, the State House being one of them along with...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Traveleator
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Architecture was superb. Looked very English. Block paved pavements albeit a little uneven overlooking Boston Common. Filming for Little Women with Emma Watson in a couple of the houses whilst I was there. Lovely outlook and well decorated on lampposts for Christmas. Very pretty.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank markandsian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here in December and drove through Beacon Hill.....it was beautiful to see the homes decorated for the Holidays. Nice area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Abbymoe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We lived here 50 years ago, as newlyweds, and rented a 5th floor walk up on Pinckney street for only $25 a week, while we worked restaurant jobs. It was very heart-warming to find the place looked as good as we remembered. The cobblestone and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nancy O
Reviewed December 12, 2018

If your into American History then Beacon Hill is a must see site. so much information, very educational.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Melissa Z
February 20, 2017|
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Response from DaveR2798 | Reviewed this property |
When I worked here I always loved the area. Lots of great places to walk and take photos...tons of great food and shopping too. It's a charming place.
December 26, 2016|
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Response from Martine D | Reviewed this property |
Either start or finish at The Liberty Hotel on Charles Street (at the beginning of the Longfellow Bridge, where the Charles / MGH T station is). It is a luxury hotel set in a converted jail, where many of the features have... More
Iris F
September 10, 2016|
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Response from SJRamz | Reviewed this property |
Boston is a very walkable city. You can either walk there and experience some of the Freedom Trail, or you can catch an uber. Depends on your level of fitness and whether you will have all your suitcases with you.
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Atlanta, GA
Kennedy's Midtown (2 Replies)
On restaurant.com I found a coupon for Kennedy's Midtown Restaurant in Beacon Hill (Province St). Any opinions on this restaurant. If you guys don't know about restaurant.com...........you gotta check it out. It is an awesome site ! Thanks !!
July 06, 2007|
Response fromBeantownMan|
Hi, Maybe Restaurant.Com says that Province St. is on Beacon Hill, but it's really in Downtown Crossing/Government Center area. I've eaten there a couple of times. It's an old-style Irish pub, with the typical Irish pub food (burgers, shepard's pie, fish and chips). To be honest, unless there's some reason why you must be in that exact area to eat, there are many, many better choices. Silvertones, which is on the next block (Bromfield St.) is one place I'd pick well before Kennedy's.
Ventura, California
First Time to Boston - Recommendations (3 Replies)
Hi - my family and I are traveling to Boston July 27 - August 4. It will be our first trip. My kids are 8 and 12. We're staying in Beacon Hill and so far have tickets to a Red Sox game on Friday and Saturday. No other excursions have been planned yet and I'm anxious to get our itinerary laid out. I plan on the Freedom Trail for sure.....would like to take the kids to see Harvard. I've been reading many forum posts and taking notes on suggestions. For people who have been - I see a...More
July 08, 2010|
Response fromneslaw1|
I will take a crack at a piece of the question. If I had 1 day to leave Boston, I would go A. Rockport and Cape Ann B. Plimoth Plantation C. Concord /Walden Pond Why- Cape Ann is less area to cover but still has nice shops, views, beaches, food PP- for the history and close to Plymouth which has ocean front restaurants, stores, views and a great cupcake store (forget its name- maybe Charlie's?) C/WP again history, swimming in Pond, not too much driving so longer day doing stuff ...More
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Good places for a woman to eat alone (4 Replies)
I'm in Boston in April, on my own? Any recommendations for places to eat at night where a woman on her own wouldn't feel too uncomfortable? I usually do the "read a book" thing. I'm open to most kinds of food so any help would be great. I know Boston fairly well, I'm staying in the Beacon Hill area. Thanks.
February 09, 2005|
Response frombostonbased|
I have done the "read a book" thing, too :). There are plenty of casual but good restaurants in Harvanrd Square, and some newer places in the Prudential Mall, both accessible by subway. If you don't have a cheesecake factory near your home, there's one in the Prudential Mall, and also at the Cambridge Side Galleria Mall. There are tons of restaurants along Newbury Street, a nice long walk from Beacon Hill, or close to the green line. Most of them have a bar area as well, if you're comfortable...More