Beacon Hill is one of the most beautiful and famous residential areas in America. Narrow cobbled stone streets, gas lanterns, carefully tended window boxes and, of course, beautiful and expensive old homes make this a very special part of town. It is also an area with an almost unequalled importance in African American history. Here Frederick Douglass and others worked to end slavery. Several of the homes were stops along the Underground Railroad. With this tour of Beacon Hill you will experience both sides of its heritage. The tour begins at the corner of Park and Tremont Streets near the Park Street subway station. There are abbreviated stops at Park Street Church and the Old Granary Burial Grounds prior to beginning our walk to the State House, Boston Public Gardrens and the homes of Beacon Hill.
Tracks on This Tour: 1) Beacon Hill Introduction, 2) Park Street Church, 3) Old Granary Burial Ground, 4) Beacon Street, 5) Boston Athenaeum, 6) Ally McBeal Building, 7) Mary Dyer Statue, 8) Gen. Joe Hooker Statue, 9) Shaw Memorial, 10) Massachusetts State House, 11) Directions to 33 Beacon Street, 12) Parkman House @ 33 Beacon, 13) Sites along Beacon Hill, 14) Somerset Club @ 42 Beacon, 15) Third Harrison G Otis House, 16) Founders Monument, 17) Boston Common, 18) Boston Public Garden, 19) Directions, 20) Cheers Bar, 21) Deluca Market @ 11 Charles, 22) Directions, 23) Acorn Street, 24) 29A Chestnut Street, 25) 18 Chestnut Street, 26) Walnut Street @ Mt. Vernon, 27) 50 Mt. Vernon, 28) Go to Willow Street, 29) Louisberg Square, 30) Alternate Routes, 31) Go to Pinckney @ Anderson, 32) Phillips School, 33) Underground Railroad @ 62 Pinckney, 34) Alcott Home @ 20 Pinckney, 35) Middleton House @ 5 Pinckney, 36) Abiel Smith School @ 46 Joy Street, 37) African Meeting House, 38) Go to 67 Joy Street, 39) 81 Joy Street, 40) Directions to Old West Church, 41) Old West Church, 42) First Harrison G Otis House, 43) Directions to 2 Phillips Street, 44) Coburn House @ 2 Phillips, 45) Vilna Shul, 46) Site of Twelfth Baptist Church, 47) L Hayden House @ 66 Phillips, 48) Directions to T Station, 49) Directions to Overlook, 50) Longfellow Bridge, 51) Harvard Bridge & Esplande, 52) Conclusion.
Tour Length: 70 minutes recorded time / 1.5 to 3 miles walking distance
With this tour, you always have a professional tour guide ready to share the history and secrets of great cities. No waiting for a group to form. No having to cut short your exploration of interesting areas because a bus is leaving. No having to stay at points you don't care about because a tour company thinks them special. Start whenever you want. Stop when you are ready. All information has been carefully researched for accuracy and is presented by professional narrators.
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