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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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  • As a Californian, I'm always impressed by the beautiful, historical neighborhoods in older cities, and Beacon Hill is no exception. The buildings and streets have tons of character, and there are tons...  more »
  • This is a must see historical place right in the center of the city. The quaint eating and shopping establishments are awesome carrying very unique items for sale. The cobblestone streets and lanterns...  more »
  • We did the tour with Boston by Foot. Regina was great explaining all about history and architecture. And we didn't have to walk around with the nose on a travel guide, which gave us a lot of comfort a...  more »