Beacon Hill Architecture and History
Explore one of Boston's oldest and most picturesque of neighborhoods. You'll learn the story of Beacon Hill from its colonial beginnings to the architectural vision of Charles Bulfinch. During our walking tour, we'll visit the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial to the Mass. 54th Regiment, pass by many distinctive Federal and Greek Revival row houses, learn about how Beacon Hill developed to what we see today, visit historic Louisburg Square, see the location that served as the inspiration for the TV series Cheers and many other local sites that make Beacon Hill unique.
- Historic Boston Common
- State House area
- Robert Gould Shaw Memorial to Mass. 54th Regiment
- Exteriors of various homes along historic Mount Vernon, Chestnut, Acorn and Beacon Streets
- Louisburg Square and nearby cobble-stoned streets
- Exterior of Charles Street Meeting House
- Cheers pub site
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: In front of Massachusetts State House (corner of Beacon St. and Park St).
Duration: 2 hours
This is a walking tour and is the best way to experience the charm of Beacon Hill.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 U.S. Dollar - For snacks, beverages or optional visit into the Rose Nichols House
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
Tour is best suited for adults. Since this is a walking tour in a historic area, keep in mind sidewalks/streets may be cobble-stoned and uneven. In some places, there may also be gradual or steep inclines.
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Great tour. Mel was well versed. We learned a lot about Boston architecture and history.