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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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  • A must see if you are one of the oldest neighborhood in the city is the best preserved of the city is characterized by red-brick homes and for a moment seems to be back in Europe so it will be a pleasant stroll and don't forget document camera to immortalize the digesters glimpses so you enjoy this neighborhood
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  • The golden dome dominates the landscape and serves as a guide to lost tourists. You can see it from the Boston Common. Beacon Hill is a place full of stories and experience. Not to be missed. Get ready for the queues in all attractions.
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  • On the Hill the week Capitol and a shining golden dome on the roof of the Central. Houses lined up along the slope of the Hill has a quaint fashionable until the dog is 1. Politicians involved in the history of the United States House and interesting city
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