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Beacon Hill, Boston

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Gaslit, brick-paved sidewalks and cobbled streets make Beacon Hill a historical hotspot. Narrow, shuttered Federal-row houses line either side of the cobbled passageways and give visitors an idea on what strolling the streets of early Boston must have been like. The Massachusetts State House sits atop a hill in the neighborhood. Local media simply say "Beacon Hill" when referring to the state legislature because the government building sits on top of the hill. The Black Heritage Trail runs through the neighborhood past many homes, churches, and schools that were used by the African-American community. You'll also find the Museum of African American History. Check out sites, including The Club of Odd Volumes and the Headquarters House, which are open to the public. Put Beacon Hill into our Boston route site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Boston.
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  • We took the sightseeing trolley and part of the route included the Beacon Hill area. If you love historical architecture, this is a place to stroll through. The multi-million dollar brownstone homes.....  more »
  • The State Capital building here and it is magnificent. But then wander behind it and enjoy the harmonious townhouse architecture in the small neighborhood. Very classy area, all historic...  more »

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