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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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A beautiful Historic Area

I've always read about Beacon Hill...now I have experienced it. It is a beautiful area with old, expensive homes. The frequently photographed Acorn Street, of Beacon Hill, is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Denver, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've always read about Beacon Hill...now I have experienced it. It is a beautiful area with old, expensive homes. The frequently photographed Acorn Street, of Beacon Hill, is a very small beautiful cobblestone lane, that had the old world charm. Beacon Hill is located across the street from Boston Common and Public Garden.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beacon hill is adjacent to the Boston common . heritage is what you will find here , privately owned homes made of brick , brown stone , and granite with exquisite detail , line the streets behind the state house , cobblestone side roads bring you back in time . Brick walkways up these narrow streets , gives a feeling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gorgeous, gorgeous area to walk around. Lots of historic homes, bricks...makes you feel like you're in Boston 100 years ago. Charles street is great for shopping/food as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

it is nice climb through historical Charlestown to Beacon hill. From there, you can enjoy an interesting view of the neighborhood, which has many historical landmarks and imagine how it could have been during the civl war

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I enjoyed walking through this lovely old neighborhood in Boston. There were some very interesting homes...great architecture!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So lets just say this is a nice building with a gold dome! The state house should offer a lot more like a book store with all the Historic books of Boston, A coffee shop where people can sit and eat a lite snack. They do tours but they do not accommodate you the tours are twice a day and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were able to stand outside and peer in on the day we visited. Impressive building, but not much to see beyond that. It would be better to go inside

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Capitol of Mass is very historic and unique. Plus, there are tours running continuously with high school and college student guides that are very knowledgeable and well trained. Takes about 45 minutes. Some unique items are the hanging fish, the circular Senate (in the middle of the building not across from the House), the flag hall, the paintings and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went of a guided tour of this incredible building: terrific! This is yet another Jewel in Boston and well worth a visit. The tours are free at the information desk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked around to see the shops and restaurants, Charles Street is full of fun! Antique shops, jewelry stores, pubs galore.

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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.