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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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  • For a moment I had the feeling of being back in London! The Beacon Hill is located on a hill, in a very nice neighborhood, where to stand out is the dome of an hour that you have probably admired in s...  more »
  • There is too much, and Green Street and on-site. Residential area is calm and quiet and feel the history. If you walk, and rugged as its name implies, it tossed exercise; There are shops, galleries and cafes in Charles Street, to get breath better.
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  • I lived on Beacon Hill 40 years ago in my late teens, loved it then and hadn’t really changed. Love walking around the quaint streets and the steep back of the hill. The State House is still amazing.  more »

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