Attractions

Top Choice Notable Building in Beacon Hill & Boston Common

Massachusetts State House

High atop Beacon Hill, Massachusetts’ leaders and legislators attempt to turn their ideas into concrete policies and practices within the State House. John Hancock provided the land (previously part of his cow pastu…
Top Choice Park in Beacon Hill & Boston Common

Boston Common

The Boston Common has served many purposes over the years, including as a campground for British troops during the Revolutionary War and as green grass for cattle grazing until the 1830s. Although there is still a g…
Top Choice Gardens in Beacon Hill & Boston Common

Public Garden

Adjoining Boston Common, the Public Garden is a 24-acre botanical oasis of Victorian flower beds, verdant grass and weeping willow trees shading a tranquil lagoon. The old-fashioned pedal-powered Swan Boats have bee…
Cemetery in Beacon Hill & Boston Common

Granary Burying Ground

Dating from 1660, this atmospheric atoll is crammed with historic headstones, many with evocative (and creepy) carvings. This is the final resting place of all your favorite revolutionary heroes, including Paul Reve…
Monument in Beacon Hill & Boston Common

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 54th Massachusetts Regiment of the Union Army, the nation's first all-black Civil …
Statue in Beacon Hill & Boston Common

Make Way for Ducklings Statue

The most endearing of the Public Garden monuments is Make Way for Ducklings, always a favorite with tiny tots who can climb and sit on the bronze ducks. The sculpture depicts Mrs Mallard and her ducklings, character…
Street in Beacon Hill & Boston Common

Louisburg Square

There is no more prestigious address in Boston than Louisburg Square, a cluster of stately brick row houses facing a private park. Louisa May Alcott lived at No 10 after she gained literary success. At the northern …
Street in Beacon Hill & Boston Common

Acorn Street

This cobblestone alleyway, Boston's narrowest street, was once home to artisans and to the service people who worked for the adjacent mansion dwellers. On the north side of the street, brick walls enclose examples o…
Museum in Beacon Hill & Boston Common

Museum of African American History

The Museum of African American History occupies two adjacent historic buildings: the African Meeting House, the country’s oldest black church and meeting house; and Abiel Smith School, the country’s first school for…
Church in Beacon Hill & Boston Common

Park St Church

Shortly after the construction of Park St Church, powder for the War of 1812 was stored in the basement, earning this location the moniker ‘Brimstone Corner.’ But that was hardly the most inflammatory event that too…