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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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  • If the time and weather permit, walk around! It's really cool seeing everything. The houses, the streets, the Boston Common. Stop by a Starbucks on Charles St and walk as much as you can. You'll enjoy...  more »
  • Very cool to see up close. We had a chance to see it on our hop/off city tour. Walked through the park to get a closer look. There are A Lot of homeless people in the park. It was only around 5pm when...  more »
  • I wanted to visit Harvard, so instead of getting there by T, I decided to walk. It's quite long, but it is worth it! This street is typical of New England! Do it! I'm sure you won't regret it!