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  • Address: Boston, USA
  • Admission: Free

True, Beacon Hill may be home to the Massachusetts State House, the crown jewel of the neighborhood and focal point of politics in the Commonwealth, but the real appeal of this prestigious neighborhood lies in it beauty. Gas lanterns illuminate the cobblestone streets, while distinguished brick town houses come decked with purple windowpanes and blooming flowerboxes.

Beacon Hill’s residential streets are reminiscent of London, and streets such as stately Louisburg Square indeed capture the grandeur that was intended. Charles Street, Beacon Hill’s charming commercial thoroughfare, is Boston’s most enchanting spot for browsing boutiques, haggling over antiques, or sipping a steaming cappuccino at one of the European-styled cafes. Stay for a fine dinner, made all the more romantic when it is enjoyed in such a delightful setting.

Boston Common, the country’s oldest park, lies on its south end. Wander freely across this stately town green, crisscrossed with walking paths and dotted with monuments; tour the State House with its gold dome towers; wander amid the exhibits at the Museum of Afro-American History; or see the impressive tomes at the Boston Athenaeum. Or just spend an afternoon marveling at the elegant row houses or strolling along the Charles River Esplanade.

Practical Info

Beacon Hill extends north to Cambridge Street and west to the Charles River. The granite blocks of Suffolk University dominate the rest of the eastern end. The West End neighborhood lies north and Downtown and the Waterfront lies east. The MBTA subway, or the T, services the area with a number of stations, enabling you to visit a variety of sites.

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Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour, Boston, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Boston on this guided, 2-hour walking tour. See the Victorian brownstone homes in Back Bay. Explore the historic Beacon Hill ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.00
Boston Chocolate Walking Tour, Boston, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Boston Chocolate Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Love chocolate? For a sweet introduction to Boston, you won’t want to miss this Boston chocolate walking tour. Discover Boston's hidden chocolate ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 2.5 or 3-hours

From USD $47.99
Boston TV and Movie Sites Walking Tour, Boston, Food Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Boston TV and Movie Sites Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Tour the Boston Common and Beacon Hill areas and visit more than 30 movie locations on this captivating movie and TV walking tour! This tour is a must for film ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $25.00
PhotoWalks Beacon Hill Tour, Boston, Movie & TV Tours
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PhotoWalks Beacon Hill Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Photograph the scenic streets of Boston's Beacon Hill on this guided, 90-minute walking tour. Stroll through this historic neighborhood with a professional ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Boston Jewish Culture Walking Tour, Boston, Photography Tours
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Boston Jewish Culture Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Discover the depth of Jewish culture in Boston on this 2-hour walking tour. Visit the Vilna Shul, West End House, typical Jewish homes, and the Holocaust ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.00
Private Customized Walking Tour of Boston, Boston, Walking Tours
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Private Customized Walking Tour of Boston

Discover Boston the way you want to on this 2.5-hour private walking tour. Customize your itinerary with your guide to ensure you see all of the highlights on ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $300.00
Boston in One Day Sightseeing Tour, Boston, Custom Private Tours
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Boston in One Day Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 566 Reviews

Experience the very best of Boston in one day on this fully narrated sightseeing tour of the area's major sights. First, journey through the historic towns of ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $72.22
Guided Bike Tour of Boston, Boston, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Guided Bike Tour of Boston

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 77 Reviews

Discover Boston’s famous sites and hidden treasures on this 2.5 to 3-hour guided bike tour – a perfect way to explore the city! Start at Little Italy in ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 2.5-hrs to 3-hrs

From USD $58.00
North End Pizza Tour, Boston, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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North End Pizza Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 63 Reviews

Treat yourself to some of the best pizza in Boston on this walking food tour. Explore the city’s oldest neighborhoods and visit historic sites along the ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.00
Boston Pizza and Taverns Tour, Boston, Food Tours
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Boston Pizza and Taverns Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Raise a pint to the spirits of Samuel Adams, Paul Revere and George Washington as you relive more than 375 years of tavern history in Boston. This informative ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00

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