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Beacon Hill, Boston

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#2 of 21 in Neighborhoods in Massachusetts
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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  • August 14, 2017
    If you want to see historic Boston on foot, walk the streets of Beacon Hill, and enjoy the shopping on Charles Street.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    It's a nice neighborhood, go for a ride in the first street to feel the atmosphere and take pictures.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Monday to Friday have a guided tour free given by volunteers, it is very interesting because the place has a rich history,
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