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Beacon Hill is regarded as one of the most desirable and expensive neighborhoods in Boston. It’s also one of the most photographed. Take a 1.5-hour, professional photographer-guided walking tour of this quaint U.S. National Historic Landmark District. Capture the Federal-style rowhouses and the narrow, cobblestone streets and brick sidewalks. Learn more about Beacon Hill, the former home of author Louisa May Alcott.


  • Boston photography tour of historical Beacon Hill
  • Learn creative photography techniques from your guide, an expert photographer
  • Stroll along narrow cobblestone streets and admire the elegant, stately 18th- and 19th-century architecture
  • Capture stunning photos of iconic Acorn Street and Louisburg Square, home to many famous public figures
  • Learn some history about the sights you see

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What You Can Expect

Boston Photography Tour: Beacon Hill

Louisburg Square, Boston

Meet the professional photographer guide and tour group on Beacon Street, near the Shaw Memorial and take a “photowalk” through Boston’s upscale Beacon Hill, a neighborhood of Federal-style rowhouses with narrow, gaslit, cobblestone streets and brick sidewalks. Beacon Hill is regarded as one of the most desirable and expensive neighborhoods in Boston. It’s a U.S. National Historic Landmark District and is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

With camera or smartphone in hand, wander the streets and see the sites that make this neighborhood so beautiful. It won’t be difficult to find great subject matter. For instance, Acorn Street is a narrow cobblestone lane that���s said to be one of the most-photographed streets in the United States. The expert guide will help with some fundamental photography principles as well as tips and tricks to make the pictures look great.

There will be time to learn a thing or two about Beacon Hill as well. It was, at one time, the home of Louisa May Alcott, author of the classic novel Little Women. Find out how Beacon Hill got its moniker and discover why the street names have a common theme.

This fun and educational tour also includes a free copy of the booklet PhotoWalks Guide to Creative Photography.

Customer Reviews

Nancy A. C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

I would gladly recommend this tour to photographers with any camera. To obtain the most from this trip, please have a camera wherein fine tuning can be made to focus, aperture, etc in order to capture all the shadows, and reflections offered.

Richard S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This was amazing! Beacon Hill is so gorgeous and we got the most of it from Saba's insightful tour. Plus we got some of the best photos too!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

I learned a lot about the neighbourhood and took beautiful photographs.

Paul B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

Your information about this tour is not 100% clear as it is sold as a walking tour but is more a walking tour for photographers. However, although it was not what we thought it was going to be it was an excellent tour with a very informative and knowledgeable guide who gave us lots of tips and my photographs for the rest of my holiday were certainly far better and more artistic and interesting plus I learnt a lot about Beacon Hill

Donna C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2012

Excellent; It was my favourite part of Boston ; The tour guide was not only knowledgeable about photography but Boston history add well. I learned a lot and loved it

Patricia A Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed our photographic tour of this very historic and attractive part of Boston. The tour leader Saba was most interesting and knowledgeable - and pointed out creative and unusual ways of taking photos of the area. We thought it was very worthwhile for anyone who wants to wants to have great holiday shots.

Tricia C USA

4 star rating: Recommended May 2010

This tour was very good.


2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better August 2012


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