Narrow cobbled stone streets, gas lanterns, carefully tended window boxes and, of course, wonderful old homes make Boston’s Beacon Hill one of the most beautiful, famous and historically significant neighborhoods in America. It is also an area of significant importance in African American history as several of the homes were stops along the Underground Railroad.
The 70-minute walking tour covers between 1.5 and 3 miles. It begins at the corner of Park and Tremont Streets near the Park Street subway station and includes stops such as:
- Park Street Church
- The Old Granary Burial Grounds
- Beacon Street
- Boston Athenaeum
- The “Ally McBeal” Building
- Mary Dyer Statue
- Gen. Joe Hooker Statue
- Shaw Memorial
- The Massachusetts State House
- Boston Public Gardens
- Sites and Homes of Beacon Hill.
- Boston Common
- “Cheers” Bar
- African Meeting House
- Old West Church
- Historical Site of Twelfth Baptist Church
- Longfellow Bridge
- Harvard Bridge
- The Esplanade
We also offer a 3-mile walking tour of Boston’s famed Freedom Trail which highlights the history of colonial Boston and the American Revolution. This tour takes you along the historic streets where the Sons of Liberty first rose up to challenge the most powerful nation on earth.
Download a sample of this tour and see the walking map!