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Jewish Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill Social History Series

Jewish Beacon Hill

Journey to Beacon Hill’s North Slope at the turn of the 20th century.

Explore the lives of its Jewish residents during a period of cultural and architectural change.

Uncover how Boston’s Jewish immigrants created an active community that blended customs from Eastern Europe and changes to the new world around them.

Discover sites where Boston’s Jewish West End residents worked, lived and worshiped, including the sites of three synagogues within a few blocks of each other.

NEW! Special Two-Hour Jewish History Tour - Jewish Beacon Hill & The Vilna Shul

Join us on any of the following Sundays in 2023 for a unique two-hour Jewish History program that includes both Boston By Foot's guided Jewish Beacon Hill tour and a guided tour of The Vilna Shul:

June 11
July 9
August 13
September 10
October 1

November 12

This special Jewish History tour is open to all and is presented in collaboration with The Vilna Shul.

Registration is limited to 20 people per guide. BBF members receive a $5 discount.

tour duration

90 minutes

tour distance

0.75 mile

tour terrain level 3

likely uneven surfaces and significant inclines

Starting Location

Meet your guide in front of the Vilna Shul at 18 Phillips Street.

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

Nearest Accessible MBTA Station: Charles/MGH (Red Line)

Ending Location

This tour ends in the general area of the Vilna Shul.

Nearest Accessible MBTA Station: Charles/MGH (Red Line)