5 Must-See Spots in Beacon Hill

Spots to visit when you’re in Boston’s Beacon Hill

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Welcome to Boston. You may have noticed it’s not your typical US city, for a start it’s –Β  well, old. In fact, as it was founded in 1630, we’ll call it the oldest city in the United States. Beacon Hill is the most picturesque neighbourhood in Boston and the most exclusive. Here are some must-see spots in the area.

1. Acorn Street

Once home to the Traders and Artisans,Β  this quiet cobbled street is still considered one of the most prestigious addresses in the city, as well as the most photographed. The red-brick houses and antique street lamps transport you back to the city’s colonial past – Β definitely worth a picture or two!

Acorn Street, Boston, MA 02108, USA
Open in Google MapsAcorn street in autumn

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2. Louisburg SquareΒ 

This private square is maintained by its proprietors and isn’t owned by the City of Boston. It’s named after the 1745 battle of Louisvilleburg and is considered the most exclusive place to live in the city – townhouses are valued at an eye-watering $4.6 million.Β 

Louisburg Sq, Boston, MA 02108, USAΒ 

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3. Massachusetts State HouseΒ 

You may have already caught sight of the gold dome that sits regally on top of this federal building. Β The State House was designed by Charles Bulfinch and finished in 1798, making it the oldest building in Beacon hill; a very picturesque addition to the city.Β 

24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02133, USA
Open in Google Maps Aerial shot of the Massachusetts State House

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3. Boston Common

This city park dates back to 1634 and is the oldest in the US. Back in the good ‘ol days, it was used for grazing cattle, hangings and duels. Now, thankfully, there’s not a noose to be found; the spot is used to host cultural events and visiting speakers.Β 

139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Open in Google MapsTwo people sat on a bench in Boston Common

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5. Old Granary Burying Ground

For fans of the gothic and macabre catch up with some of Bostons deceased residents at the city’s third oldest burial ground. Dating back to 1660, the remains of founding father Samual Adams rest here, among many others. Β Best stick to daylight hours for this one!

Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
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