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Literary Beacon Hill: The 20th Century

Literary Series

Postcard showing Beacon Hill by the Common

Tour Description

Explore beautiful Beacon Hill as your guide takes you on a journey into the world of famous 20th century writers.

Learn the fascinating stories of Boston writers, including Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath and Robert Lowell, who called Beacon Hill home. Discover their colorful lives and personal styles as you explore the neighborhood where they worked.

Tour Information

tour duration
DURATION

90 minutes

tour distance
DISTANCE

1 mile

tour terrain level 2
TERRAIN

potential uneven surfaces and moderate inclines

Private Tours

This tour can be scheduled as a private tour with advance notice. Call 617.367.2345 or use our private tour webform to learn more.

Starting Location

Meet your guide at the corner of Tremont and Beacon Streets, in the plaza across the street from King's Chapel

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

Nearest Accessible MBTA Stations: Government Center (Blue & Green Lines) and Park Street (Green & Red Lines)

Ending Location

This tour ends in the general area of Savenor's Market, 160 Charles Street.

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

“I wanted to thank you for arranging such a wonderful guide for our private early morning tour of Beacon Hill. Our guide was delightful, with such a fantastic understanding of the people and places that make Beacon Hill such an amazing place to explore. It was one of the highlights of our time in Boston”
— Australia