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The North Slope of Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill Social History Series

The North Slope of Beacon Hill

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.

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 Ashburton Park entrance to the Massachusetts State House on Bowdoin Street.

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

Nearest MBTA Stations: Bowdoin (Blue Line), Park Street (Green & Red Lines) or Government Center (Blue & Green Lines)

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