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Beacon Hill, Boston

Gaslit, brick-paved sidewalks and cobbled streets make Beacon Hill a historical hotspot. Narrow, shuttered Federal-row houses line either side of the cobbled passageways and give visitors an idea on what strolling the streets of early Boston must have been like. The Massachusetts State House sits atop a hill in the neighborhood. Local media simply say "Beacon Hill" when referring to the state legislature because the government building sits on top of the hill. The Black Heritage Trail runs through the neighborhood past many homes, churches, and schools that were used by the African-American community. You'll also find the Museum of African American History. Check out sites, including The Club of Odd Volumes and the Headquarters House, which are open to the public. Put Beacon Hill at the forefront of your travel plans using our Boston route site .
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  • So beautiful! The architectural style is beautiful and this area is full of history. Its gas lanterns bring a magical touch. It is very different from day and night. I recommend a visit to these 2 times, but especially in the evening. Several famous photographs of Boston was taken to this place. It is a unique and charming, read up on it!
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  • It is SO hard to try to pick a favorite neighborhood we visited in Boston, but this might be it! It is so historic and gorgeous it's hard not to love it! So scenic and picturesque. Shops , restaurants...  more »
  • I have a soft spot for the red bricks and black detail ... Alleys, palaces with bow window, old signs and independent shops. very pleasant to shoot. Attention to climb if you have walking difficulties, is a hill, often ' salt '.
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