Beacon Hill Boston
Historic Beacon Hill is mostly a residential neighborhood north of the Boston Common and Public Gardens. Most people think of city living as anonymous and isolating. Here you can still find examples of brick Federal style homes, decorative artwork and Greek Revival and Victorian architecture.
Beacon Hill contains a South Slope, a North Slope and a Flat of the Hill. Charles Street is the neighborhood's most famous street, known for its wonderful antique shops - more than 40 - and Cambridge Street offers good restaurants. Most of the elevation of Beacon Hill has long been stripped away to fill in other developing areas and landfills.
Be sure to check out the Massachusetts State House overlooking Boston Common as well as Louisburg Square - Boston's most prestigious address, once home of Louisa May Alcott at No. 10.
Bring your camera along Acorn St., a one-block long, cobble-stoned passageway that runs from Willow St. to West Cedar St. It is the most photographed street in America. For the TV fan, 84 Beacon Street, formerly known as the Bull & Finch Pub, was the inspiration for the television show Cheers. Also part of Beacon Hill - The Boston Common and the Park Street Church, your Start to the Freedom Trail. Other areas of interest include 55 Mount Vernon St., the Nichols House Museum. The Nichols House Museum is open to the public as an historic house museum reflecting the domestic life of a typical family of Beacon Hill at the turn of the last century.
The African Meeting House is the oldest African Meeting house in America and is the start of the 1.6 mile (2.5 km) Black Heritage Trail. The trail connects to 14 historic sites. Guided walking tours are offered by the National Park Service daily, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, and other times by special request.
Founded in 1969 as the Bull & Finch Pub, the original inspiration for the setting of the TV show Cheers, was a favorite neighborhood bar. In fact, the year that the Cheers show premiered on television (1982) Boston Magazine chose the Bull & Finch Pub as the “Best Neighborhood Bar” in Boston.
Beacon Hill Masterpieces – Sightseeing
Discover the grandeur of 'Old Boston' along Beacon Hill's picturesque streets on this wonderful tour. You can admire the historic architecture, the quaint, tree-lined streets and the village atmosphere in this elegant neighborhood. Book now to experience a step back in time you'll never forget!
Boston Omni Parker House
If you want to be on the Freedom trail the Parker House is a great choice. This historic hotel is a good value and the staff is great! If you can live with the smallish rooms and like old world charm try the Omni Parker House.
Rates from: $ 198 - $ 349. more on the Parker House hotel
XV Beacon Hotel
The ultimate in service and comfort can be found at Fifteen Beacon.
If you have the cash the Beacon is worth a try.
Rates from: $ 331 - $ 650. more on XV Beacon hotel
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