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The North Slope of Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill Social History Series

Myrtle Street Beacon Hill Boston

Tour Description

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.

Tour Information

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

Ending Location

This tour ends in the general area of Glapion-Middleton House, 5 Pinckney Street.

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

“We did the Little Feet 60 minute walking tour with our kids (ages 6 and 8). The tour guide interacted very well with the kids and kept them engaged (a challenging feat). It was informative/educational for both kids and adults. The tour started at Faneuil Hall and went to the Old State House and the current City Hall, among other places. Highly recommended for teaching your kids about the history of Boston in a fun way.”
— New York, NY