Beacon Hill

Cobblestone streets, gas lanterns and majestic Federal-style homes

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Beacon Hill has all the iconic colonial charm that one associates with Boston – Federal-style red brick homes, black shutters and narrow gas-lit cobblestone streets. Adorable Acorn Street, tony Mt. Vernon Street and lovely Louisburg Square are quintessential blue-blood Boston.

Beacon Hill has long been the home of movers and shakers – and more than a few rabble rousers. It was the epicenter of the Abolitionist Movement and a stop on the Underground Railroad. Learn this history by following the African Heritage Trail.

The neighborhood is also home to the Massachusetts State House, the first in the Union to legalize gay marriage in 2004.

You’ll notice a line in front of Cheers Beacon Hill (formerly the Bull & Finch Pub) at 84 Beacon Street. “Cheers.” Locals wouldn’t dare go near the place, but it’s an obligatory stop for many fans of the TV show.

Beacon Hill is located just north of Boston Common and the Public Garden, and is bound by Somerset Street to the east, Cambridge Street to the north, and Storrow Drive and the Charles River to the west. Charles Street is the principle thoroughfare and a great street for browsing and café-hopping. Explore the Back Streets of Beacon Hill by following our walking tour.

T: Park/Green or Park St/Red and Charles/MGH/Red

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