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Neighborhood: North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
How to get there
  • North Station • 7 min walk
  • Haymarket • 7 min walk

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Wesley C
Tucson, AZ9,878 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
This is Boston's narrowest house about 9.5 feet wide. Built in 1862. Called the "Spite House" because the owner built it to block his neighbor's view. Can't go inside because it's a private home. Don't go out of your way to see this, but if you're in the area, it's an interesting photo stop.
Written July 24, 2022
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Adventure Diva
Manchester, CT2,169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
The sale of this private home was sold in 2021. I remember hearing about the transaction on national news. Even though that amount of money doesn't go far in this area, it's worth checking out if you're in the neighborhood. Located near Copp's Hill Burying Grounds.
Written January 29, 2023
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catparade24
Harrisburg, PA94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Stop by if you're at Copp's Hill Burial Ground and see the skinny house. A cute little treat to behold if you have an extra couple minutes to spare and you're in the area!
Written June 12, 2019
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kunfushuss
Pennsylvania430 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
This is the silliest thing, it's not a tourist destination. It's a private home which is moderately interesting at best. I would not recommend going out of your way to see this, but you can see it from Copps cemetery if you're doing the freedom trail
Written December 29, 2021
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sophiebobo
Tewksbury, MA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
Great walk from The Old North Church.
Skinniest house in Boston. Heard three brothers owned the land and two brothers built bigger houses and left the skinny lot to the third brother.
Written August 18, 2019
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christopherbO9687MP
Acton, MA728 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
The appropriately named Skinny House is another example of the North End's quirky architecture & charm. As others have noted, this is a private home and you only get to look at the outside of this home squeezed in between the other North End homes. I wouldn't go out of my way to see just this home (plenty of other sites in Boston), but it's located across the street from the Old Granary Cemetery along the Freedom Trail so you can catch it as you walk by the neighborhood.
Written March 18, 2024
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Nico Samneil Sy Salado
Newport, VT730 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
No parking space. Really tight spaces house. Looks like a family is living in there. Nothing much. I bet this place cost a lot when sold
Written March 9, 2023
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CMelam
Eugene, OR316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
It’s a bit strange to review a private home that you can’t actually tour, but it was still a fun experience. The house is only about 6 feet deep (I don’t say wide purposefully since the house is situated sideways on it’s lot). It sits directly across from The Copp’s Hill Burying Ground, so the trip is not wasted if you’re not fascinated by the house. The current owners appear to have a sense of humor as there’s a sign in the front referring to it as the “spite house” established in 1862. If you’re in the area, it’s worth taking a look and a photo.
Written November 11, 2019
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Jeffrey L
Morrisville, VT232 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is on the Upper Freedom Trail. It only takes a minute to see or less. It is across the street from Copp's Burying Ground. Read up on the history of it before you go, you will appreciate it so much more. It is privately owned, so there is no entry or anything, you are just looking at it from the outside, and again, if you understand the history, it only takes a minute literally.
Written October 6, 2019
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Happy T
United States267 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
This is an easy "been there, saw that". You just have to look at the bldg from across the street or even a few blocks away to see how narrow it is.
Written September 30, 2019
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