Beacon Hill

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    PhotoWalks Beacon Hill Tour

    Things to do in Boston
    On this historical tour, you'll step back in time...with your iPhone, Android, or camera, of course. With your local tour guide, you'll walk the picturesque streets of Beacon Hill, learning about the beautiful sights you pass and how to perfectly capture those sights via camera. A picture is worth a thousand words, after all. Learn how to make yours count!
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    Jewish Cultural Walking Tour

    Boston CityWalks
    Kosher oases, memorials commemorating the importance of Jewish culture in Beantown, and the Vilna Shul. On this cultural heritage walking tour, you will venture through Beacon Hill's back side, where Jews resided during the nineteenth century. Visit the historic Vilna Shul and stroll past the Jewish homes and neighborhoods that brought this area to life. From there, you'll head to the West End and see the Puffer House Cigar-Rolling Factory and the impactful Holocaust Memorial. Before the Italians arrived to serve up cheap slices in Boston's North End, the neighborhood actually housed predominantly Jewish immigrants and fantastic matzoh balls. Explore Boston's history through some of its most important immigrants.
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    Freedom in the Empire and the Republic Black Boston Tour

    Context Travel
    Boston is one of the most nationally significant cities in the country, filled with the history of commerce, political revolution, social innovation, and immigration. Join a local historian on this tour to understand the historical and cultural significance of Boston in the narrative of African-American history. You will visit the North End (Boston's oldest neighborhood), Beacon Hill (where the African-American community relocated in the 18th Century), Copp's Hill Burying Ground (a cemetery founded in 1659), Prince Hall Monument (dedicated to the famous Mason), the Old State House (a historic capitol building), and the African Meeting House (the oldest historically black church in the nation). Along the way you'll learn about the vibrant history of the city, and the importance it played in Abolition and the Civil Rights Movement! Come see why they call this city the Cradle of Liberty!
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    Beacon Hill Crime Tour

    Free Tours by Foot (MA)
    The swanky, gas-lit streets of Beacon Hill are among the most beautiful in all of Boston, but beneath the neighborhood's genteel veneer lies a sinister past. Join this walking tour to visit the infamous stomping grounds of the Boston Strangler, one of the city's most notorious serial killers, who terrorized its citizens during a gruesome 18 month killing spree. Step back in time to visit the crime scenes and meet the the victims, the madmen, and the detectives who hunted him down -- all while exploring the beautiful streets of Boston's Beacon Hill. Come relive some of the most terrifyingly captivating moments in the city's hidden dark history.
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    Boston Movie Mile

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    Take the Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour and explore the most filmed area in Boston. This unique walking tour of Boston Common and Beacon Hill will guide you through the places you've seen on screen and turn them into a reality. On the Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour a local actor will be your guide, leading you to over 30 area locations seen on screen while giving you inside behind-the-scenes info about the Boston TV and filming industry.
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    Downtown Freedom Trail Tour: History and Architecture

    Boston CityWalks
    Uncover and love Boston in just one quick morning! On this walking tour, you'll explore the cobblestone streets, admire the historic architecture, and learn the history of downtown Boston. This tour brings your American history lessons to life! Visiting locales like Old State House, Boston Massacre Site, King's Church, and Boston Common, you'll hear the stories that highlight Boston's history and culture within the United States' history. Walk the freedom trail, passing by Revolutionary sites to today's quirky streets. Ladies and Gentlemen, give Boston a warm welcome.
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    Brahmins of Boston Tour

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    Want to learn about Boston? Pahk the cah in the Havahd Yahd, and then walk on over to this tour! Boston is one of the most nationally significant cities in the country, filled with the history of commerce, political revolution, social innovation, and immigration. Join a professor of American History on this tour to gain an understanding of the North End's historical and cultural significance to Boston. In the early 1800s a class of Boston citizens, calling themselves "Brahmins", joined together to instill cosmopolitan and progressive mores and practices in the city. Come see how this exclusive group of elites has shaped Boston and American history for the past 150 years! That is...if they let you in! (Just kidding! This tour is open to all! Unlike the class of Brahmins!)
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    Downtown Boston to Back Bay Walking Tour

    Boston CityWalks
    Boston has it all, beauty, culture, and history. Think that's impossible? Witness the amazing transformation from Revolutionary colony to modern skyline on this charming tour. From Beacon Hill's cobblestone drives to Back Bay's Victorian mansions, you'll stroll through the city, embracing the vibrant architecture. Explore Freedom Trail's historic Revolutionary War era sites like Boston Common. Gaze at the Swan Boats. Weave through the elegant Copley Square. Let loose in Back Bay, home to fine shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions. Enjoy Boston's transformation from colony to metropolis.
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    Back Bay to Downtown Boston Walking Tour

    Boston CityWalks
    This tour begins in the elegant Back Bay, which is filled with a beautiful collection of Victorian Era architecture. From there, you'll pass stately Beacon Hill, known for its importance in the American Revolution. Finally, you will enter the Downtown Area, which houses the major points of the Freedom Trail, filled with Revolutionary War sites from Boston Common to Faneuil Hall. Along the way, you'll encounter unique colonial streets and 18th century buildings that connect this city to sterling skyscrapers, learning about the city's important history. Learn about not only the history of Boston but also the founding of this great nation.
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    North End/Little Italy Tour

    Free Tours by Foot (MA)
    Visit Boston's oldest neighborhood, one that's known for both its rich historic past, its fine restaurants, and its Italian-American population. Surf the wave of immigration through Little Italy, checking out sites like the Paul Revere House, Old North Church, and The Holocaust Memorial. While enjoying expert commentary from your guide about old mafia hangouts and burial grounds, cover city hot spots like one of Boston's oldest and thinnest houses, known as the "The Skinny House"! You'll be excited for a return trip to this beautiful neighborhood the second your tour ends.
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