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Things to Do in Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Acorn Street
Surely the most photographed street in the city,...
Neighborhoods / Streets Beacon Hill and Boston Common
 
Appalachian Mountain Club
The bowfront mansion that serves as the...
Educational Institutions Beacon Hill and Boston Common
 
Beacon Street
Some New Englanders believe that wealth is a...
Architectural Sites Beacon Hill and Boston Common
 
Boston Athenaeum
It was William Tudor, one of the cofounders of...
Libraries Beacon Hill and Boston Common
 
Boston Common
Nothing is more central to Boston than the...
Parks Beacon Hill and Boston Common
 
Boston Common Visitor Information Center
This center, run by the Greater Boston Convention...
Information Centers Beacon Hill and Boston Common
 
Cathedral Church of St. Paul
Though it looks a bit like a bank, St. Paul's is...
Religious Sites Beacon Hill and Boston Common
 
Charles Street
Chockablock with antiques shops, clothing...
Neighborhoods / Streets Beacon Hill and Boston Common
 
Chestnut Street
Delicacy and grace characterize virtually every...
Neighborhoods / Streets Beacon Hill and Boston Common
 
Granary Burying Ground
"It is a fine thing to die in Boston," A. C....
Cemeteries Beacon Hill and Boston Common
 
Harrison Gray Otis House
Harrison Gray Otis, a U.S. senator, Boston's...
Houses / Mansions Beacon Hill and Boston Common
 
Harrison Gray Otis House
If the name sounds familiar, it's because a...
Houses / Mansions The Old West End
 
Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge
The crown jewel of the "Big Dig" construction...
Bridges / Tunnels The Old West End
 
Louisburg Square
One of Beacon Hill's most charming corners,...
Squares Beacon Hill and Boston Common
 
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
Incorporated in 1811, MGH has traditionally been...
Hospitals The Old West End
 
Mt. Vernon Street
Mt. Vernon Street, along with Chestnut Street,...
Neighborhoods / Streets Beacon Hill and Boston Common
 
Museum of African American History
Ever since runaway slave Crispus Attucks became...
Museums / Galleries Beacon Hill and Boston Common
 
Nichols House
The only Mt. Vernon Street home open to the...
Houses / Mansions Beacon Hill and Boston Common
 
Old West Church
Built in 1806 using the design of builder and...
Religious Sites The Old West End
 
Park Street Church
If this Congregationalist church at the corner of...
Religious Sites Beacon Hill and Boston Common
 
Park Street Station
One of the first four stops on the first...
Transportation Sites Beacon Hill and Boston Common
 
State House
On July 4, 1795, the surviving fathers of the...
Government Buildings Beacon Hill and Boston Common
 
TD Garden
Diehards still moan about the loss of the old...
Sports Venues The Old West End
 
Vilna Shul
This historic treasure, one of the oldest...
Religious Sites Beacon Hill and Boston Common
 
William Hickling Prescott House
Now a modest but engaging house museum, this 1808...
Houses / Mansions Beacon Hill and Boston Common

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