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Beacon Hill, Boston

Categories: Neighborhoods, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web
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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  • After having admired in many movies, we finally found, also because of the location of the hotel very nearby, in front of the famous golden dome in Boston. It is the symbol of the neighborhood perched on a hill characterised by narrow streets in perfect English style: red brick houses, tree-lined boulevards and some pleasant squares. well worth a visit.
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  • We had a walking tour around Beacon Hill with a very knowledgeable local guide who kept us entertained as well as informed. 
  • Definitely take a walk around this quaint and pretty neighborhood. It has lots of character, lots of history, cute little shops and restaurants. 
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