Beacon Hill

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Beacon Hill started off as the province of Boston's high society, known as the Boston Brahmins, as well as the first community of African Americans. Virtually undisturbed by the passage of nearly two centuries, the "Hill" today remains one of the city's most prized neighborhoods. The best way to appreciate Beacon Hill is to stroll its charming cobblestone streets, where block after block of 19C town houses recall Federal-era Boston. Be sure to take in the stately homes along Beacon Streeta; lovely Mt. Vernon Streetaa; Louisburg Squareaa, a private park surrounded by Greek Revival bowfront houses; and Charles Streeta, the main shopping thoroughfare.

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Louisburg Square
Louisburg Square
The square was named in honor of the
30 minutes
Chestnut Street
Chestnut Street
This picturesque street presents a fine
15 minutes
King's Chapel
King's Chapel
This 1754 granite building replaced the
15 minutes
African Meeting House
African Meeting House
The African Meeting House can be found
15 minutes
Abiel Smith School
Abiel Smith School
The 1834 school and adjacent 1806
90 minutes
Smith Court
Smith Court
This small cul-de-sac was the heart of
15 minutes
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Louisburg Square
Louisburg Square
The square was named in honor of the
30 minutes
Chestnut Street
Chestnut Street
This picturesque street presents a fine
15 minutes
King's Chapel
King's Chapel
This 1754 granite building replaced the
15 minutes
See all