Category: beacon hill (7)
Beacon Hill Cobblestone Street with Brick Homes
Walk past the stunning Federal and Greek Revival row homes along Beacon Hill's charming streets
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! find out more
Myrtle Street Beacon Hill Boston
Explore the diverse architecture and fascinating social history of Beacon Hill’s North Slope. On this guided walking tour, discover the Vilna Shul, designed by Boston’s only Jewish architect of the time, the African Meeting House, and many other interesting sites. The North Slope is a vibrant, historic neighborhood ready for you to uncover. Learn about Boston’s early free Black community, the neighborhood’s connections to the Underground Railroad, and the role its residents played in 19th century reform movements. Hear stories of adversity and triumph on Beacon Hill’s ever-changing North Slope. find out more
Postcard showing Beacon Hill by the Common
Explore beautiful Beacon Hill and embark on a journey into the world of famous 20th century writers.
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. find out more
Large Beacon Hill residence Boston
Explore beautiful, historic Beacon Hill with your guide and be introduced to a variety of notable women who lived and worked in this neighborhood. Discover where Elizabeth Palmer Peabody founded the U.S. kindergarten movement, and where the first African American woman doctor, Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler practiced. Learn about the women who were among the founders of the Vilna Shul, and of sculptor Anne Whitney, whose commissions include the Samuel Adams and Leif Erikson statues. Walk the same streets as the women who opened new paths for generations to come. You’ll hear about artists, abolitionists, lawyers, suffragists, and authors who changed Boston, the nation and the world. find out more
Byron Street Carriage House Boston Beacon Hill
This walking tour is inspired by Samuel Eliot Morison's childhood memoir One Boy's Boston . Discover Morison's neighborhood on this tour through one of Boston's least known and most delightful areas. The Flat of Beacon Hill is built on 19th century-made land along the Charles River. The Flat is geologically part of Back Bay and culturally part of Beacon Hill, with the architecture of both. This intimate patch of real estate soon acquired carriage houses and horse stables owned by the wealthy families living on Beacon Hill. Today, many of these edifices have been converted into charming residences and seamlessly blend among the notable landmarks such as the Charles Street Meeting House, the Church of the Advent, and the Sunflower Castle . What do Sam Mayday Malone, a private-eye named Spenser, and a Fox Terrier named Igloo have in common? They all know the Flat is where it's at! find out more
view of beacon hill from the charles river
Learn the history of both the North and South Slopes and why they became such separate neighborhoods.
From the beginning, the presence of each has had an important effect on the history and development of the other. We will explore the many different people who lived here and contributed to the story of Beacon Hill, including the Native Massachusett people, Boston’s African American community, Gay and Lesbian community, and 19th century immigrant populations. We will see some of Boston’s handsomest nineteenth century houses, and hear about the fascinating lives of the people who lived in them. find out more
Star of David stained glass in Circular Window
Boston’s Jewish immigrants created an active community that blended Old and New World customs.
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. Tour can include a visit to the Vilna Shul upon request. find out more