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Beacon Hill

Walk past the stunning Federal and Greek Revival row homes along Beacon Hill's charming streets

Tour Description

Explore the connection between architecture and politics in this tour along the charming streets of Beacon Hill's South Slope.

Learn how Boston’s elite created an exclusive neighborhood next to the site of the state capital.

Experience Beacon Hill’s past as you hear stories of independent female investor Hepzibah Swan; the fight for social justice at the Charles Street Meeting House; and the early American architecture of Charles Bulfinch.

Walk through this historic collection of Federal and Greek Revival row homes on the shaded streets of Beacon Hill.

After the tour, enjoy dinner or lunch at a charming restaurant along Charles Street.

Uncover even more stories of Beacon Hill with our select offering of Beacon Hill tours!

Experience this tour in Italian!

Join us for this select Beacon Hill tour without English translation
• Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 11:00 am: tour given in Italian

Enjoy our language tours? Join us on select dates for Road to Revolution in Mandarin or French, North End: Boston’s Immigration Gateway in French or Italian, Art Architecture and Gardens in French, and Boston By Little Feet in German this season.

Tour Information

tour duration

90 minutes

tour distance

0.93 mile

tour terrain level 3

likely uneven surfaces and significant inclines

Public Tour Calendar

Private Tours

Boston By Foot private tours are perfect for family groups, school groups, corporate groups, university and alumni groups, people who wish to tour with their pets, and anyone looking for a more personalized tour experience.

Starting Location

Meet your guide in front of the Massachusetts State House steps on Beacon Street, Boston (across from Boston Common).

*If the State House steps are unavailable due to construction or other activities, meet your guide across the street in front of the Shaw and 54th Regiment Memorial on Beacon Street.

Finding Your Guide: All guides carry an 8×11 sign that says “Boston By Foot Walking Tours.”

Nearest Accessible MBTA Station: Park Street (Red & Green Lines)

Ending Location

This tour ends in the general area of Boston Common, by the frog pond.

Nearest Accessible MBTA Station: Park Street (Red & Green Lines)

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