Granary Burying Ground
Dating to 1660, this atmospheric atoll is crammed with historic headstones, many with evocative (and creepy) carvings. This is the final...
Robert Gould Shaw Memorial
The magnificent bas-relief memorial opposite the State House was sculpted by Augustus St Gaudens over nearly 13 years. It honors the...
Black Heritage Trail
This free 1.6-mile walking tour explores the history of the abolitionist movement and African American settlement on Beacon Hill. The...
Most nights of the week, this is a pleasant but innocuous cocktail bar with forgettable food. But come Friday night, the bar morphs into...
Down the road from the former Scollay Sq, this retro restaurant harks back to the glory days of its namesake. Old photos and memorabilia...
10½ Beacon St · interesting places nearby
Boston Athenaeum information
Founded in 1807, the Boston Athenaeum is an old and distinguished private library, having hosted the likes of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Its collection has half a million volumes, including an impressive selection of art, which is showcased in the on-site gallery. The library itself is open to members only, but tourists can visit the gallery. Tours of the whole library are conducted at 3pm on Tuesday and Thursday; reserve your spot in advance.