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The famous Boston Brahmin neighborhood of red brick sidewalks, cobblestoned streets, elegant townhouses and gas street lamps.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Between Beacon St and Cambridge St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02108
West End
+1 617-227-4392
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Although very much a vibrant neighborhood, this is also a living museum of magnificent architecture from the 18th and 19th century. It is a quiet, pleasant place to walk, assuming you are okay walking on steep hills. Yes, seek out the famous areas like Louisburg...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Barry R
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were on holiday in Boston with friends and decided to visit Beacon hill before we did the freedom trail. It's a great place to visit. Extremely interesting!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David N
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are not close to this area. Take the underground metro as this area of Boston has 20,000 one ways streets. Tough to get around.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Buxton-by-the-sea
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here many times on my many trips to Boston. Nice place, easy to get to. Nice walk through the park and near to Cheers Bar if u fight off the tourists! Mainly us Brits!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris0007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a pretty neighborhood with old brick buildings. There is one street, Acorn St which is all cobblestone.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank starrz1307
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was New Year's Eve and we had an 8pm reservation at an old favorite: 75 Chestnut, a restaurant on Chestnut St in Beacon Hill almost on the corner of Charles and Beacon which has the Boston public garden on one corner and the Common...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sunshine289378
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beacon Hill is caught between Backbay and North End - the 2 places most frequented by tourists. While it's not a big swinger like the other two, it still does have a few things to display, the State House being one of them along with...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Traveleator
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Architecture was superb. Looked very English. Block paved pavements albeit a little uneven overlooking Boston Common. Filming for Little Women with Emma Watson in a couple of the houses whilst I was there. Lovely outlook and well decorated on lampposts for Christmas. Very pretty.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank markandsian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here in December and drove through Beacon Hill.....it was beautiful to see the homes decorated for the Holidays. Nice area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Abbymoe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We lived here 50 years ago, as newlyweds, and rented a 5th floor walk up on Pinckney street for only $25 a week, while we worked restaurant jobs. It was very heart-warming to find the place looked as good as we remembered. The cobblestone and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Melissa Z
20 February 2017|
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Response from DaveR2798 | Reviewed this property |
When I worked here I always loved the area. Lots of great places to walk and take photos...tons of great food and shopping too. It's a charming place.
27 December 2016|
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Response from Martine D | Reviewed this property |
Either start or finish at The Liberty Hotel on Charles Street (at the beginning of the Longfellow Bridge, where the Charles / MGH T station is). It is a luxury hotel set in a converted jail, where many of the features have... More
Iris F
11 September 2016|
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Response from SJRamz | Reviewed this property |
Boston is a very walkable city. You can either walk there and experience some of the Freedom Trail, or you can catch an uber. Depends on your level of fitness and whether you will have all your suitcases with you.