Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts
Between Beacon St and Cambridge St, Boston, Massachusetts 02108| Map |
Put on your walking shoes and step back in time at Beacon Hill, a 19th-century downtown Boston residential neighborhood. Brass door knockers, decorative iron work, brick sidewalks, gas lights and window boxes distinguish this neighborhood from most others. About one-half square mile in size, Beacon Hill consists mostly of brick row houses and includes the Federal, Greek Revival and Victorian periods, as well as early 20th-century colonial revival homes and tenements. Charles Street is the neighborhood's main street and is filled with antique shops and neighborhood services. The Massachusetts State House sits atop the hill overlooking Boston Common.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
To see Beacon Hill at its finest (and shorten walking time for restless kids), take a one-block tour down Mount Vernon.
Address: Between Beacon St and Cambridge St, Boston, Massachusetts 02108| Map
Hours: Year-round More Info
Price: Free More Info