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Beacon Hill, Boston

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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Beacon Hill by using our Boston itinerary builder.
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  • I love this classic colonial residential brick architecture and great street lights. Love taking pictures of the doors. The neighbhorhood is adjacent to the Boston common.  more »
  • Walk the freedom trail with a paper guide and enjoy the sights. It's part of a superb day trip. Just put on some good walking shoes and grab a water bottle.  more »
  • There is such a wealth of history and beautiful architecture in this neighborhood. We got to go through it on tour bus and later walked through it again.  more »