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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:
+1 617-227-4392
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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Beacon Hill was the cutest (and most expensive) neighborhood to walk through. From the tiny streets lined with adorable lamp posts to the adorable boutiques and restaurants lining... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beacon Hill was the cutest (and most expensive) neighborhood to walk through. From the tiny streets lined with adorable lamp posts to the adorable boutiques and restaurants lining Charles Street, Beacon Hill is a must see!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

nice grounds, fairly standard looking capital building from the inside. Reasonably impressive from the outside. If you go on the tour be sure to see the cod. They're fairly up front about the peculiarities of the legislators, as it does have its own Hooker entrance. (ok, not that kind - General Hooker - guess he was famous?)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a Brit, the style of the State House is what we think of when we think of State Government in the US. This one is a really beautiful example. I felt like I had really arrived in the States when we visited this building. Really beautiful and worth a look around. Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to look... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked across Boston Common to Beacon Hill from our hotel in the Financial District. Best is a brilliant place to walk and this area is a delight with the warm colours of the brick pavements and buildings and so many historic landmarks. You might want to join a formal tour but really I recommend just get a simple street... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the State House and its property was closed on this Sunday, we walked around Beacon Hill and ate at a nice surrounding restaurant. Much to see and do here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We were waiting for the tour bus when we realized we were sitting across the street frim Beacon Hill. Being former educators we both enjoy touring state capitols. In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts it's called the new "state house." (At least that what the tour guides call it.) t.) once we got pass the security station wwe found a tour!... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The State House is enchanting, just looking at it from the exterior, but once you enter the building the adventure begins.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Recommend to walk through this neighborhood for the architecture and charm of old Boston. A quiet area with lots to see around every corner. Charles Street has lots of shops, cafes, and Starbucks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Starting with the Massachusetts State House and continuing to the original Cheers bar, this is a beautiful part of Boston. Right across from the Boston Common, it is on the trolley stops and part of the historic Freedom Trail.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

My daughter and I were visiting the city and took the train to Park St. To go shopping, get breakfast, and take a walk. We ended up walking past the State House and through the streets of Beacon Hill. She'd never been before, and loved looking at all the unique architectural features on the buildings.

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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.
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